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."
Labels: behavioral science, behavioral science research, digital anthology, ebook, interactive tutorials, NIH, OBSSR, public health, public health research, research methods, social science research, social sciences
"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.
Labels: accreditation, ACGME, financing, graduate medical education, medical education, medical reform, medical residency programs, NEJM, United States
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].
Labels: biomedical informatics, cruise shipping industry, cruise shipping Miami conference, cruiseship medicine, EHR, electronic medical records, healthcare technology, medical tourism, onboard medicine, telemedicine