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Understanding and Navigating Twitter for Health Care Professionals

Spring means tulips and conferences. And joining social media can be a terrific way to interact with other conference-goers or see what's happening at a conference across the country without leaving your desk. It can also be a boost for business, reputation and new way to interact with patients, consumers and peers. But getting started can be a bit daunting. For help launching your Twitter account, download the Twitter 101 for Physicians PDF. You can also view the PDF online.

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Rethinking the Health Care Team in a Bundled Payment Environment

As a middle class taxpayer, Liana Orsolini Ph.D, R.N., wants health care that's safe, effective, affordable, and accessible to everyone. Impossible? Orsolini doesn't think so. As a consultant for Clinical Excellence and Innovation at Bon Secours Health System, she's helping to figure out how to redesign our health care system to accomplish those ambitious goals.

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Beyond the Textbook: How Digital Media Enhances Learning

Boston University anesthesiologist Rafael Ortega, M.D., believes that creating digital content means much more than just posting a pdf of a textbook online. True multimedia content is designed to be interactive and digital from the inception. Ortega and five colleagues did just that when they created the first fully interactive, mobile edition of the authoritative text in their field - Barash's Clinical Anesthesia. Listen in as Ortega describes how moving images, sound, richness in color make a multimedia media experience more powerful, learner-centered, and most important of all . . . enjoyable.

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Can a Librarian Make You a Better Student?

Attention students: librarians want you to know that libraries still exist and have value. In fact, a student and librarian partnership could results in better outcomes. Jean Shipman, director of the Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah University of Utah checks in with Jane Blumenthal, associate university librarian, and director Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan. You'll learn things you never knew about the role of the library in the modern era.

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Academic Journals and Health Care Transformation

David P. Sklar, M.D., is editor-in-chief of Academic Medicine. Listen as he explains the role of an academic journal in health care transformation and shares insights on how writers and researchers can improve their likelihood of getting published.

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iPads in Medical Education: Gimmick or Legitimate?

Rohaid Ali, undergraduate student at University of Pennsylvania and Rhodes Scholar finalist, discusses how incorporating iPads has impacted medical education at Perelman. He also discusses their value for students and residents in clinical settings and how they might be used in patient education.

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Keeping up in the social media arms race

Listen in as Cynthia Manley of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dennis Jolley of University of Utah Health Care have a conversation about the increasingly important role of social media and the opportunities for engagement created for academic medicine by the new media landscape.

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In Case You Missed It: Activating the Public's Perception of Academic Medicine

Most medical schools are seen as ivory towers filled with intellects that have little in common with average people. In this era of change, it's not the image most Universities want or need. During a session titled 'Activating the Public's Perception of Academic Medicine,' guest speakers offered insight and solutions into helping academic medical centers break through the stereotypes and connect more with the public and key stakeholders. First step? Don't call ourselves academic medical centers.

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Better Doctors Through an Appreciation of the Arts

Chris Frymoyer, a second year medical student at Jefferson Medical College, talks about how an appreciation of the arts can expand thinking and develop better observation skills in physicians. Chris is also on the Jefferson curriculum committee and addresses the challenges of implementing arts into the medical school curriculum.

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Magic Medical Moments: Being Patient-centric in a Changing Health Care Environment

Michael Good, M.D., Dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Florida, teaches students and providers to stay focused on patients. Change will work itself out.

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