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Guest-writing for iMedicalApps, a mobile technology blog, & covering Health 2.0’s Health:Refactored conference

Guest-writing for iMedicalApps, a mobile technology blog, & covering Health 2.0’s Health:Refactored conference

Posted on May 13, 2013 in Weblog | 0 comments

iMedicalApps, a leading blog for mobile applications for physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers, has graciously taken me on as a guest writer for their site. I’m grateful to Satish Misra, a partner, editor, and an internal medicine resident doc at Johns Hopkins, for the opportunity! You can read some of my articles already up on...

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Conquering another mountain: how I studied for the USMLE Step 3 two-day soul-crushing anxiety-inducing omg-wtf exam

Conquering another mountain: how I studied for the USMLE Step 3 two-day soul-crushing anxiety-inducing omg-wtf exam

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 in Weblog | 3 comments

Update: Passed, and funny enough, scored higher than I did on both Step 1 and Step 2 CK! I just finished USMLE (the United States Medical Licensing Exam) Step 3, a 2-day-long ordeal spent answering questions about patient care. 500 multiple-choice questions pelted at me like paddles at a frat hazing party, each with clinical scenarios. I tore through...

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UC Davis: Future of telehealth (part 2)

UC Davis: Future of telehealth (part 2)

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in Weblog | 0 comments

Telehealth involves incorporating care beyond traditional clinics and hospitals, and into two more domains: (1) at home, (2) in the community. Thomas Nesbitt, MD MPH, at the University of California, Davis, spoke at UC Davis’s most recent monthly Health IT seminar covering the future of telehealth. I covered some of the questions concerning telehealth in...

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UC Davis: What is the future of telehealth? (part 1)

UC Davis: What is the future of telehealth? (part 1)

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 in Weblog | 0 comments

Numerous industry and economic changes are causing healthcare to incorporate telehealth and mobile health technologies. Thomas Nesbitt, MD MPH, at the University of California, Davis, spoke at our most recent monthly Health IT seminar covering the future of telehealth. He declared that the shortage of physicians, President Obama’s Affordable Care Act with...

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Putting together Health 2.0 Sacramento’s inaugural kick-off

Putting together Health 2.0 Sacramento’s inaugural kick-off

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 in Weblog | 0 comments

Last Wednesday, we hosted the Health 2.0 Sacramento’s inaugural kick-off to a crowd. I couldn’t believe the energy in the room. A few of my new friends in Sacramento and I put together a new group, Health 2.0 Sacramento, to bring together people interested in mobile devices, Internet technologies, and healthcare. With some generous financial support from...

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New meet-up group Health 2.0 Sacramento launches with end-of-March party

New meet-up group Health 2.0 Sacramento launches with end-of-March party

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 in Weblog | 0 comments

I’m proud to announce that a group of talented inviduals — plus myself — have started a new volunteer-run group in Sacramento for people who are interested in the intersection of healthcare plus Internet and mobile technology. Keisuke Nakagawa (a UC Davis medical student who founded his own DC-based nonprofit that uses interactive voice tech to advance...

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