doctors and computers

The Takeaway: Patients Flock to Life Expectancy Website ePrognosis

Posted on 02/21/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayCrystal Ball 2.0: In the five weeks since a team of California doctors launched ePrognosis, the life expectancy predicting website has attracted more than half a million visits.

Texting During Surgery?! The Risks of ‘Distracted Doctoring’

Posted on 12/15/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthTo help prevent medical errors and give doctors and nurses speedy access to patient records, doctors’ offices and hospitals are using more portable computers and smartphones. It’s a good idea, with many benefits, but there’s also been an unexpected downside, reports the New York Times: A state of “distracted doctoring,” in which surgeons have made personal calls during an operation, a nurse has used her phone to check airfares during surgery, and half of technicians running heart bypass machines have …