Welcome to a new edition of Grand Rounds blog carnival, the weekly edition of what’s best in the health and medical blogosphere. This week, twenty four bloggers share data, insights, questions, reflections and more. Enjoy!
On Improving Care
Dr. Robert Orenstein at ACP Hospitalist: thoroughly cleaning patient’s rooms can dramatically reduce healthcare-acquired infections (HAI).
Dr. Walter van den Broek at ShockMD: availability bias is one reason for diagnostic errors- which is why consulting super specialists too early is not without risk.
Marcus Escobedo at the John A. Hartford Foundation’s blog: are tomorrow’s doctors learning what they’ll need to know to care for an aging population?
Bob Vineyard at InsureBlog: will Walmart revolutionize primary healthcare services?
Alvaro Fernandez at SharpBrains: when will main players in behavioral and mental health realize that enhancing brain functionality is a critical outcome?
On Health IT
David Williams at Health Business Blog: here’s an interview with the former head of the Office of National Coordinator of Health IT on why the 21st century is the electronic age, and why medicine can’t isolate itself.
On Health Information
Dr. Elaine Schattner at Medical Lessons: No doubt you can engage the public via anecdotes, but what if those anecdotes are more misleading than inspiring?
Pascale Michelon, PhD, at SharpBrains: may biofeedback and brain training help prevent depression?
Dr. Val Jones at GetBetterHealth: why physicians and parents should protest Delta Airlines’ decision to ignore the American Academy of Pediatrics’ warning letter and continue to show anti-vaccine videos.
Dr. Aaron Beck at Beck Institute blog: on the synergistic effect of medication and cognitive therapy.
Jerome Schultz, PhD, at SharpBrains: can stress change brain chemistry and therefore brain function?
Edwin Leap, MD: “the great gift of medicine in general, is that it introduces us to loss early in life… The terrible thing, the beautiful thing, is the way we can become better and more compassionate by our proximity to pain”.
Dr. Charles: here are the winners of the The Charles Prize for Poetry, selected from over 150 poems entered.
And that’s it for today. Learned anything new? Please share your impressions via social media buttons below.