Tuesday, March 27, 2012

e-Source for Behavioral and Social Science Research

Putting the 'science' into the social sciences and taking aim at emerging challenges in public health, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), of the National Institutes of Health, has launched e-Source for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. "The OBSSR mission is to stimulate behavioral and social science research and integrate these areas of research throughout NIH." What does it offer? A digital anthology of key methods for developing and implementing high quality BSS research through interactive learning.
"Inside you will find 20 interactive chapters with authoritative answers to methodological questions on behavioral and social science research. With contributions from a team of international experts, this anthology provides the latest information on addressing emerging challenges in public health."

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Residency Programs Facing Accreditation Changes

"Financing Graduate Medical Education — Mounting Pressure for Reform",
by John K. Iglehart, NEJM: Perspective, March 21, 2012.
“A significant step forward is the announcement by the ACGME [Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education] describing major changes in how the nation's residency programs will be accredited in the future, putting in place an outcomes-based evaluation system by which new physicians will be measured for their competency in performing the essential tasks necessary for clinical practice in the 21st century.” ~ Dr. Darrell Kirch, chief executive officer of the AAMC.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Cruiseship Medicine for the 21st Century

Paving the way for floating retirement homes and medical tourism, onboard cruiseship medicine is embracing technology to better serve the medical needs of both passengers and staff. Telemedicine and Electronic Health Records are envisioned for the near future.
"For the first time, the annual Cruise Shipping Miami conference devoted sessions to the use of technology in cruise ship medicine and health and wellness tourism; the exhibition area included a small medical pavilion, another first."
Click on the post title to read the full article published in the Miami Herald [Mar. 14, 2012].

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