eMedizine : September 2nd 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010


"That's the problem, we do get used to things" -Paulo Coelho

We often start adjusting to situations and environment and refrain to changes. Last week I met a doctor, who was pretty messed up with his paper work in the clinic but he did not want technology to help him and instead busted a statement at me saying, "I am used to this routine, I don't want to change".

The world is continuously progressing by holding hands with technology and IT is at every doorstep helping people with their services then why not take advantage? Plunge into the knowledge sea of
e-Medizine and discover the rare pearls that will enrich your medical world.

-Pooja Raval, Editor- eMedizine


Informed Consent: How technology can help both doctor and patient!

Getting Informed consent from the patient remains a very tricky area in medical practice today. Failure to obtain valid consent is one the commonest reasons patients go to court when they are unhappy with their doctor.Unfortunately, no standardized guidelines have ever been published by the Medical Council of India, Indian Medical Association, or any other ‘reputed’ medical body.

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World's first IVF and infertility SMS channel!

Malpani Infertility Clinic, in partnership with MyToday, is pleased to announce that we have now started publishing the world's first patient education channels on IVF and infertility.The mobile is a great tool for educating patients - and using SMS we hope to be able to remove a lot of the myths and misconceptions which surround this emotionally sensitive topic!

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How email improves doctor-patient communication

Many doctors are worried that email will ruin doctor-patient communication, because they feel that face to face interaction is vital to preserving the doctor patient relationship.Actually, for established patients, email is a far better way of communicating with the doctor, as compared to a phone call.

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Two doctors and an HMO manager die and line up together at the Pearly Gates. One doctor steps forward and tells St. Peter, "As a pediatric surgeon, I saved hundreds of children." St. Peter lets him enter. The next doctor says, "As a psychiatrist, I helped thousands of people live better lives." St. Peter tells him to go ahead. The last man says, "I was an HMO manager. I got countless families cost-effective health care." St. Peter replies, "You may enter. But," he adds, "You can only stay for three days. After that, you can go to hell."



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