May 2008

Tech 101: Online Learning

May 12, 2008

Tech Sectors

All physicians understand that learning is a lifelong activity. Whether we are interested in fulfilling our professional CME requirements, or learning about new things that simply enrich our lives, opportunities to become more educated and knowledgeable have never been easier to find and access. This broad availability of educational resources is, in large part, due to widespread access to personal computers and the Internet.

Software: Anatomic 3D Avatar

May 12, 2008

Tech Sectors

Andre Elisseef of IBMs Zurich Research Lab explains how IBMs Anatomic and Symbolic Mapper Engine (ASME) enables physicians to visualize patient records using three-dimensional representations of the human body.

E-detailing Evolves

May 12, 2008

Feature Articles

E-detailing is currently being piloted, or is at least under consideration, by many pharmaceutical companies as a way to maximize sales force time, cut costs, and increase interaction with physicians.

4 Questions... with Doug Farrago, MD, of the Placebo Journal

May 12, 2008

Columns

Doug Farrago, MD, is a full-time practicing physician in Auburn, ME, and the founder of the Placebo Journal (www.placebojournal.com), which is meant to â��empower physicians with a skill that is sorely lacking â�" humor.â��

Eye on Innovation: The Nano-brain

May 12, 2008

Feature Articles

Anirban Bandyopadhyay, PhD, artifi cial intelligence and molecular electronics scientist, National Institute for Materials Science at Tsukuba, Japan, talks about the "Nano-brain," a brain neuron-inspired, microscopic computer made up of 17 duroquinone molecules sitting in a ring pattern on a gold surface. The assembly has the potential to perform more than 4.3 billion commands at once, and could have far-reaching implications for medicine.

Voice Recognition Software: Making Technology Work for You

May 12, 2008

Tech Sectors

The best programs also come equipped with medical dictionaries with thousands of words commonly used in daily practice by physicians and specialists, eliminating the need to build the programs vocabulary from scratch.