Category : Rapid Learning Healthcare System

MANUSCRIPT: Scientists popularizing science: characteristics and impact of TED talk presenters.

The TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference and associated website of recorded conference presentations (TED Talks) is a highly successful disseminator of science-related videos, claiming over a billion online views. Although hundreds of scientists have presented at TED, little information is available regarding the presenters, their academic credentials, and the impact

ABSTRACT: Social Media and Organ Donor Registration

Despite countless media campaigns, organ donation rates in the United States have remained static while need has risen dramatically. New efforts to increase organ donation through public education are necessary to address the waiting list of over 100,000 patients. On May 1, 2012, the online social network, Facebook, altered its

ABSTRACT: Imaging-based observational databases for clinical problem solving: the role of informatics

Imaging has become a prevalent tool in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, providing a unique in vivo, multi-scale view of anatomic and physiologic processes. With the increased use of imaging and its progressive technical advances, the role of imaging informatics is now evolving—from one of managing images, to

RESOURCE: Five medical apps that keep your medical knowledge current

Traditional methods of staying up to date with medical knowledge include structured activities like attending conferences and unstructured activities like reading journals–both of which involve the unidirectional transfer of knowledge.As medical schools shift to more collaborative models of training where students are encouraged to discuss and challenge what they are

ABSTRACT: Pediatric collaborative improvement networks: background and overview.

Multiple gaps exist in health care quality and outcomes for children, who receive <50% of recommended care. The American Board of Pediatrics has worked to develop an improvement network model for pediatric subspecialties as the optimal means to improve child health outcomes and to allow subspecialists to meet the performance

ABSTRACT: Knowledge transfer in surgery: skills, process and evaluation

INTRODUCTION: Knowledge transfer is an essential element in the management of surgical health care. In a routine clinical practice, surgeons need to make changes to the health care they provide as new clinical evidence emerges. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The information was derived from the authors' experience and research in evidence-based practice, searching of

ABSTRACT: A social network of hospital acquired infection built from electronic medical record data

Abstract Objective Social networks have been used in the study of outbreaks of infectious diseases, including in small group settings such as individual hospitals. Collecting the data needed to create such networks, however, can be time consuming, costly, and error prone. We sought to create a social network of hospital inpatients

ABSTRACT: Ten key considerations for the successful implementation and adoption of large-scale health information technology

Abstract The implementation of health information technology interventions is at the forefront of most policy agendas internationally. However, such undertakings are often far from straightforward as they require complex strategic planning accompanying the systemic organizational changes associated with such programs. Building on our experiences of designing and evaluating the implementation of

ABSTRACT: Educational Experiences Residents Perceive As Most Helpful for the Acquisition of the ACGME Competencies

BACKGROUND: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires physicians in training to be educated in 6 competencies considered important for independent medical practice. There is little information about the experiences that residents feel contribute most to the acquisition of the competencies. OBJECTIVE: To understand how residents perceive their learning of the

MANUSCRIPT: Use of a structured template to facilitate practice-based learning and improvement projects

BACKGROUND: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires residency programs to meet and demonstrate outcomes across 6 competencies. Measuring residents' competency in practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI) is particularly challenging. PURPOSE: We developed an educational tool to meet ACGME requirements for PBLI. The PBLI template helped programs document quality improvement (QI)