Category: resources

  • Scientific American profiles 10 mobile health apps on the iPhone

    Scientific American has a short video titled “Mobile Medicine” which highlights a few mobile apps on the iPhone. According to the video, medical apps are one of the fastest growing areas for development, with over 2000 applications and growing.

  • 10 Health Innovations to Watch in 2010

    My friend and colleague, Sanjay Cherian, has prepared a very interesting presentation titled “10 health innovations to watch in 2010“. The list of innovations/trends are: Franchised health care in web2.0 Surgical checklists Health map and other mobile health technology applications Direct-to-consumer genetic testing Reverse innovation Personalized care plans based on health data Point of care […]

  • The anti-creativity checklist

    A very interesting post from Youngme Moon at the HBR blog titled “the anti-creativity checklist“. The list is one that is “guaranteed to stifle imagination, innovation, and out-of-box thinking … a checklist designed specifically for people who want nothing to do with disruptive change”. I like the approach to looking at the opposite – too […]

  • What’s in a name? Checking for username availability in social media sites via namechk

    Given the explosion in both social media and other types of sites require registration, the ability to get the same username across different types of services can be a very handy thing. When one considers the concept of a “web presence” and/or maintaining an online identity, getting a consistent username is quite important. Getting *your* […]

  • Visualizing health care expenditures around the world

    Came across a great data visualization example from Visual Economics titled “health care costs around the world“. The data is presented in very interesting ways. What I found even more interesting was the lively debate and discussion in the comments. You should definitely check it out. The rest of the site presents other examples of […]

  • Adelstein Brown’s presentation on caregiving

    I’ve had a couple of requests for this link, so I’m going to post it so others can find it more easily. Adelstein Brown (Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Systems Strategy Division, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care) gave a talk at the Breakfast with the Chiefs speaker series on May 13, 2009. The title […]

  • Website:

    I came across this wonderful website titled “Hospital“. Seems to be a great resource for news and information from a hospital perspective. From the website, it describes itself as … one of the top free resources of general health on the Internet. Our content is delivered by our top-notch writing staff, and is focused on […]

  • Writing to come & a new blog of interest

    Apologies for not writing much lately, but things are very hectic.  I do, however, have several posts planned and some drafts written up.  I just haven’t too much time to sit down and flesh out my thoughts. In the meantime, I would like to suggeset another blog that came to my attention that may be […]