The Apple Watch Heart Study

Disclosure: I’m a huge Apple Fan. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the Apple watch, many of you reading this are wearing one right now. On April 24th, 2015 it joined a long list of wearable wrist devices that can monitor things like steps, energy expenditure, and even heart rate (1).Read more

Health Information Exchange: Quest for the Omni-Chart.

Have you ever opened a chart of a very sick or obtunded patient, only to find it completely blank? Of course you have…probably at some point today. The minor panic that having to find vital collateral information in a timely fashion induces can be hard to shake. Is it unavoidable? Traditionally when health records wereRead more

Clinical Decision Support…your daily helper.

Continuing with the theme of clinical informatics, today we will touch on the topic of Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS), or sometimes just called Clinical Decision Support (CDS). The basic premise of clinical decision support is that it delivers timely and useful patient/disease/ or treatment-related information in an organized manner, with the goal of improvingRead more

What Is Clinical Informatics?

If you loved the super sexy topic of cerumen impaction yesterday…Well, hold on to your socks, because today we will continue our rousing educational foray by tackling the riveting question: What is Clinical Informatics? Shall we begin? According to the Oxford dictionary: Informatics is the science of processing data for storage and retrieval. In theRead more