By William Hersh MD – I recently took part in a small workshop exploring the benefits and challenges for artificial intelligence in medicine. Many of the participants were innovative medical educators, and most of them were still practicing clinical medicine.Read More
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The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of April that we think deserve sharing again.
By William Hersh MD – One of the most enjoyable and impactful activities of my career has been the 10×10 course, which is an online introductory course in biomedical and health informatics that I teach in partnership with the American Medical Informatics Association.
By William Hersh MD – A three-year extension to the Practice Pathway of board certification eligibility for the clinical informatics subspecialty has been approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties for the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
By William Hersh MD – Recently the Governor of Oregon lifted the state’s indoor mask mandate and ended the state’s public health COVID-19 emergency. Like most US states, Oregon had a large Omicron wave of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, although as through all of the pandemic still far below US national averages.
By William Hersh MD – As is the tradition with this blog, I end each year with a reflective look at the year past and what the future may hold. The year 2021 is not ending quite like I anticipated. At the beginning of the year, there were stirrings of optimism.
By William Hersh MD – The rationale and implementation for reading data from the electronic health record and other clinical sources is relatively simple and straightforward. Especially now enshrined into law in the US by the 21st Century Cures Rule, and standardized by the FHIR application programming interface, accessing data for reading by clinicians, patients, and others is here to stay.
By William Hersh MD – When I teach about the features of search engines like PubMed, I often quip that if you use the limit function to narrow your search to randomized controlled trials, which are the best evidence for medical and health interventions, and you still have many retrievals.