doctors

  • Confirmed: Doctors’ Social Network Doximity Lands Another $17M From Morgenthaler Ventures

    Confirmed: Doctors’ Social Network Doximity Lands Another $17M From Morgenthaler Ventures

    Doctors social network Doximity has raised another $17 million at a ballpark $80 million valuation led by Morgenthaler Ventures. The company’s series B financing also included participation from returning investors, Emergence Capital Partners and InterWest Partners. The announcement today follows the company’s $10.8 million series A raise in March of last year and brings the… Read More

  • Docphin’s Dashboard For Doctors Expands Nationwide

    Docphin’s Dashboard For Doctors Expands Nationwide

    Docphin, a medical news and research service which we once described as a “Bloomberg for doctors,” has been growing quickly since its beta launch in November. Since then, the startup was selected to participate in Rock Health’s incubator and announced its forthcoming iPhone app. This month, the company also hit a major milestone: its nationwide expansion to 10 more… Read More

  • Khan Academy Inspires Flip of Doctor-Patient Relationship Model

    Khan Academy Inspires Flip of Doctor-Patient Relationship Model

    Education and healthcare are typically held up as the industries least affected by the technology revolution, however this has begun to change. From Bill Gates to millions of students and parents, the Khan Academy has impressed many of us and inspired teachers to flip the classroom lecture/homework model on its head as described in the video below. Similarly, doctors are now recognizing… Read More

  • Video: Japanese doctors use iPad during surgery

    As we all know by now, the iPad can be used in many ways, and we know it’s a hit product. The Japanese seem to embrace the device, too (it came out in that country a few days ago). And for some strange reason, Japanese doctors in particular love the iPad. Last month, we reported about one living in Fukuoka in Southern Japan who x-rayed his device and posted a picture on his blog. Read More

  • Dr. Science says we're mentally ill

    [photopress:internet_addiction.jpg,full,left]Even on days when I’m not blogging I spend a helluva lot of time online. I like to track rumors, email pretty girls, and check on the Seattle Mariners. Most of these activities cause me to cry into my pillow, but I keep it up. According to Dr. Jerald Block, I might have a mental illness. In an editorial in this month’s American Journal… Read More

  • Hackers could hack your defibrillator and make you and your family die

    [photopress:defib.jpg,full,center] Hackers, those pesky critters that little the Interwebs with malicious code that steals your credit card numbers and casserole recipies, have now turned their attention towards something a little scary: defibrillators. OK, not really, but it’s possible. Many Americans are outfitted with devices that send wireless data to their doctors, reducing the… Read More

  • Another stint on the Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy show

    There are a couple of wacky, wacky guys out in Atlanta who put on a health and fitness show. I got to say a few words on fitness gadgets for an upcoming marathon. Take a listen. Podcast Read More

  • Wii's Marble Mania makes you a better surgeon

    Regular Joes can use the Nintendo Wii to lose a couple of pounds, yes, but now it looks like doctors can also benefit from a couple of rounds of Marble Mania. A study found that surgeons who played games, specifically the aforementioned Marble Mania, scored as much as 50 percent higher on some little surgery simulator thing. The game is like the Monkey Ball series where you steer a ball around… Read More

  • My Stint on the Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy Show

    There are a couple of wacky, wacky guys out in Atlanta who put on a health and fitness show every Thursday evening. After weeks of missed connections, I finally got to sit in on one of the tapings and even got to say a few words on gadgets I used on the road to finishing my marathon. Take a listen. They guys are hilarious and I even mention Yoda. It sounds like I’ll be on every other week… Read More