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Breaking Bad News

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The final TEDMED assignment for my team on medical communications was one of the toughest. The crowd sourced question that was curated by the TEDMED administrators asked how doctors are able to communicate the worst news patients would ever get. How, we were asked, did we tell patients that their medical journey just got a […]

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Medical Privacy -HIPPA: The Poster Child For Unintended Consequences

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Continuing my TEDMED series, a question was posed to our team that queried the value of HIPPA. HIPPA is an acronym that is pronounced. It is a medical privacy law that seeks to protect patients from unwanted access to their health information. It has become an industry that protects those who profit from the service […]

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Social Media and Medical Care…A Risky Mix

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TEDMED home stretch. The ninth question (2 more to go) posed to our TEDMED team involved social media and communicating medical data through emails. Being of advanced age, and despite the fact that I have a Facebook and twitter account, I have failed to see the allure of social media in anything that relates to my […]

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Learn Before You Leap

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TEDMED continues.  As an invited member of their Great Challenge teams I and the other 4 team members answered questions. Hundreds of crowd sourced inquiries were reviewed by the Robert Woods Foundation TEDMED team and distilled down to the 10 that we have been addressing these past few weeks. The next question that TEDMED posed to […]

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FOR DISEASES THEY DON’T HAVE, CELEBRITIES SELL THEIR SOULS

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On TEDMED‘s seventh question the crowd sourced inquiry asked about using celebrities to help spread the word about medical communication and patient education. I have always found most commercials, especially with celebrities, to be soul draining, brain numbing, stomach turning and uninspiring. Much of our commercial culture follows that template. Please then see the TEDMED […]

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