Anywhere but here

While the output here has fallen from blogborygmi's heyday, this site's original purpose was to foster writing opportunities with, you know, real publishing platforms. By that standard, this past year has been a good one. If you're interested in reading more of my stuff, from health informatics to social networks, see below:
RIP Google Health. A look at the nearly-late, nearly-great Google Health, and the prospects for personal health records. 
Twitter, and emergency response. What if social media was available on 9/11?  
Redefining EMR Usability. When I got into electronic medical record usability, I thought it'd be about physician satisfaction, consistency, and counting clicks for key tasks. Recent developments suggest, however, it's going to be about estimating and reducing errors. 
Getting Social. How social media can change the public face of emergency medicine.  
When Charts Cry Wolf. The evidence surrounding the annoying, often irrelevant drug interaction warnings served up by electronic medical records. 
EPMonthly EMR Roundtable.  A freewheeling discussion on electronic medical records, conducted by Mark Plaster and featuring Rick Bukata, Bruce Janiak, and yours truly. 
Meaningful Use: A Really Good Kick in the Pants. My interview with Maimonides CMIO (and emergency physician) Steven Davidson 
MU and You. A primer on meaningful use of electronic health records, and what it will mean for emergency medicine. 

The ACEP Sessions

At ACEP last week, @drsamko tweeted a stat from the great Amal Mattu: the audience forgets 40% of new content from a presentation within 20 minutes, and 90% after a week.

I replied, "The Twitter audience never forgets!" 

If I had more room, I might have been a little more precise. Twitter makes forgetting less likely, as pearls from different lectures can be broadcasted, shared and debated. 

But Twitter is not Google or Pubmed. Once shared, Tweets, like good talking points from a lecture, have a way of disappearing into the ether. 

So I applaud GruntDoc for his reprinting 95 theses tweets from ACEP, on a more permanent form on his blog (look at what we've come to, when blog posts are considered durable). 

Here are a few of my own from ACEP #SA11 lectures and wanderings (largely stripped of hashtags, grouped by lecture, oldest first). If you make it all the way down, I have some (brief) thoughts on process of tweeting from conferences.

Going to California

I'll be speaking at BlogWorld Expo in LA on November 4 at 4pm, on how social networks can influence patient outcomes.

I'll be joined by two distinguished physicians and social media pioneers, Dr. Jen Dyer and Dr. Val Jones. We'll make a few brief presentations and then field questions. The session will be immediately followed by happy hour.

Also, be sure to check out all the other great topics in the social health track, spread throughout the conference. The speakers with Twitter accounts (approximately all of us) are listed here and tweets about the conference have the #BWELA hashtag.

If you're on the fence about attending the conference, consider: promo code BWEVIP20 to knock 20% off the registration fee.

Goin' Mobile

Long before my colleagues knew me as "that guy who sewed a pocket into his white coat so he could use his iPad in the ED" ... but sometime after they knew me as "the guy with the blog" ... I like to think they knew me as "that guy who helped edit many editions of EM Practice, the evidence-based, presentation-focused journal of emergency medicine."

With this post, I can be all three guys at once, and recommend the wonderful, iPad-optimized PDF of of many fine flowcharts featured in EMPractice in recent years, now available for free. 

Every issue of EMPractice has a flowchart to help guide emergency decision-making with the best available evidence. We've taken a bunch of recent flowcharts and bundled them into a useful, navigable document that will bring the best evidence to the point of care. 

Of course this PDF works well on paper, and the hyperlinks will work on other computers or devices, but it's sized and designed with the iPad in mind. It's really great for teaching or reviewing, on shift. 

NB: I'm on the editorial board for EMPractice and had a small role in developing this PDF.