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Put aside, for a moment, the pain of the push to implement electronic health records: New technologies in health care and health care education will ultimately lead to better patient care and outcomes.

Featured, Summer 2010, Tech Connections
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Des Moines’ Urban Renaissance

Marvel at a metropolitan makeover: Des Moines is truly cool now. Even the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and a bunch of other smart people say so.

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Taking a triathlon to a global level, literally

Charlie Wittmack, a Des Moines attorney, embarked on this epic journey July 1 when he jumped into the River Thames to swim to the North Sea and across the English Channel. He’ll follow that with a 9,000-mile bike ride across mountains and deserts in Europe, Asia and Nepal. Next he’ll hop off the bike to run a 950-mile trail from sea level at the Bay of Bengal through the Himalayas to the summit of Mount Everest.

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Grad guides electronic medical record use

Andrew Burchett, D.O.’03, admits with a laugh that when he agreed to become his health system’s medical information officer, he didn’t know what he was getting himself into. He took on the role in 2007, when the Avera health system – which provides services in South Dakota and surrounding states – launched an update of…

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Grasso takes high tech to extreme heights

On the topic of technology, Vincent Grasso says embrace the machine – it benefits patients, takes health care to underserved areas and complements osteopathic medicine’s holistic approach. S. Vincent Grasso, D.O.’91, has taken telemedicine to the most remote place on earth. As a postdoctoral associate in the Yale University School of Medicine’s surgery department and…

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Anatomical Visualization Tools Inspire Clinical Understanding

Kenneth Hisley, Ph.D., a faculty member in DMU anatomy department, is manipulating a human torso to reveal the thoracic cavity of a human subject – slicing it horizontally, observing the lungs and thorax obliquely to show the spatial relationshipsof the heart chambers, right and left ventricles, in relation to a lesion. Hisley, whose academic interests…

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A 376-Year-Old WORK of WISDOM

Des Moines University’s Kendall Reed Rare Book Room recently acquired a rare, first English edition copy of The Workes of That Famous Chirurgion Ambrose Parey [sic], printed in 1634. French surgeon Ambroise Paré (1510-1590) made innumerable contributions to the field of medicine and is considered a father of modern surgery. On the battlefield, Paré resurrected…

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