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Does Google Glass have a blind spot?
The Washington Post
It's been a rough few weeks for Google Glass, the wearable Internet-connected device that has become a fashion status symbol among the tech elite. In late September, researchers published what they believe is first reported case of Google Glass addiction. Now there's more bad news. Researchers say they have found that the head-mounted device may partially obstruct peripheral vision.
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'Virtual veteran' helps prepare social workers to talk to the real thing
KPCC-FM
A new program from the University of Southern California lets social workers hone their counseling skills by interacting with a computer simulated veteran. The first-of-its-kind technology aims to improve how caregivers relate to the growing number of vets struggling with mental health issues. Imagine walking into a room that looks like a therapist's office and seeing a life-sized projection of a young man staring back at you.
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The Supreme Court is 1 step closer to torpedoing Obamacare
The Washington Post
It's was a dicey week for the president's healthcare law with the Republicans taking back the Senate, and now this: The Supreme Court announced it will take a case that could unravel the president's healthcare law. Here's why.
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Online training program contributes to fight against Ebola
Dayton Daily News via Emergency Management
Miami University students and teachers have contributed to the fight against Ebola by creating an Internet video course teaching medical professionals how to protect themselves against the deadly disease. Glenn Platt, the director of Miami's Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies, helped lead the effort, at the request of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
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Resilience will drive academic medicine forward
Association of American Medical Colleges
In his address at the 125th annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges, president and CEO Dr. Darrell G. Kirch told the leaders of America's medical schools and teaching hospitals that resilience is an essential quality for the academic medical community as it grapples with the extreme challenges and demands ahead.
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Research: American doctors are 'drowning in paperwork'
Scott E. Rupp
According to a new study, U.S. doctors spend nearly 17 percent of their working lives on nonpatient-related paperwork — time that might otherwise be spent caring for patients. The findings also suggest that the more time doctors spend on such tasks, the unhappier they are about having chosen medicine as a career.
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Medical errors drop with physician handoff program
FierceHealthcare
Better communication between physicians during shift changes can reduce medical errors and preventable adverse events, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research team, led by Dr. Amy J. Starmer, MPH, of Boston Children's Hospital, conducted a prospective intervention study of a resident handoff-improvement program in nine hospitals, measuring rates of medical errors, preventable adverse events and miscommunications, as well as resident workflow.
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EHRs to save $78 billion over 5 years
Healthcare IT News
Electronic health records are expected to save the global healthcare industry as much as $78 billion over five years, according to new analysis from Juniper Research. The Juniper report, Digital Health, Remote Monitoring & EHR Cost Savings 2014-2019, notes that EHRs are crucial as the supporting infrastructure for a wide range of digital healthcare and mHealth projects.
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PulsePoint app helps bystanders save infant's life
Journal of Medical Emergency Services
A 3-month-old infant is alive and well thanks to the selfless actions of two Spokane, Washington, citizens. Empire Dance Shop clerk Lesley Rockford was tending the store when she heard someone scream that a baby nearby was turning blue. After calling 9-1-1, the former lifeguard put then 1-month-old baby Nolan on the ground and began rescue breathing.
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Become a contributing writer
MultiBriefs
In an effort to enhance the overall content of Simulation Spotlight, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of SSH, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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