In this week’s edition of our Friday Recap, you’ll find links to articles on a variety of topics, including the importance of daily reflection, as well as a new infographic on the explosive success expected from electronic health records (EHR) implementation.
- Healthcare communications company Spok, Inc., published a downloadable white paper that explains why regular texting methods in healthcare are inappropriate.
- The Clinical Advisor shares how carving out just five minutes each day for personal reflection can help clinicians achieve more balance, professionally. The practice is considered the equivalent to an airline flight attendant’s advice to “put on your own oxygen mask first.”
- Baptist Health System in Florida has implemented use of new hospital scrubs for staff members, designed to reduce the occurrence of hospital-acquired infections, The Advisory Board Company reports. The scrubs are made of a highly durable, liquid-repellent material, which will be used for patient gowns, as well, beginning this fall.
- MedPage Today re-interviewed physicians on the accuracy of their January predictions for major clinical developments in diet in 2014. Six months in, James Hill, PhD, and Louis Aronne, MD, share the forecasts they got right and where there is still room for improvement.
- Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla told HIT Consultant, within the next 10 years, he expects data science and software to do more for medicine than all of the biological sciences put together. An infographic from the Berkeley School of Information shows how EHRs and digitized data are on the cutting edge.
Have a wonderful weekend!