Oncology Informatics Provides Decision Support Based on Gene Mutations Below is a video introduction to a publicly available project, MyCancerGenome.org, that integrates physician decision support, treatment information, published evidence, and current clinical trials. This is a great example of the Continue reading Oncology Informatics Provides Decision Support Based on Gene Mutations
Secure Personal Health Information (PHI) I get frustrated when someone throws around that they have developed a system that keeps PHI “secure.” I have a checklist that I generally go through as attacks come in many forms and there is Continue reading Secure Personal Health Information in 10 Steps
Oncology Informatics In the Next Decade I am writing my personal statement for the upcoming fellowship application season in medical oncology. I plan to integrate training in oncology and informatics (oncology informatics). There was a spark for writing ignited in Continue reading Oncology Informatics
Remember Clindamycin A good point was brought up yesterday in morning report. If you have an infection (say necrotizing pnuemonia or cellulitis) and it looks worse after broad spectrum antibiotics, you may be seeing the results of the released Staph Continue reading Staph Infection?
I’ve often asked by medical students what additional coverage is gained with using piperacillin-tazobactam (Zosyn) over ampicillin-sulbactam (Unasyn). The question comes up because so many people reflexively reach for “vanc-zosyn” for broad coverage. The answer is Pseudomonas. The more difficult Continue reading Unasyn vs Zosyn
I have an office for the first time in many years with my new role as chief resident. Unfortunately, I am more familiar with Google and Mozilla’s office-like tools than I am with those from Microsoft. One of the first Continue reading Thunderbird and Google Calendar