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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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Avera’s eCare™ system

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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F.R. 'Fritz' Nordengren, M.P.H.

Does technology connect or isolate us?

What social connections mean about the way we teach our students The Internet and mobile connectivity have increased the number of tools to communicate and build social connections. From the 1981 AT&T slogan “Reach out and touch someone” to Twitter’s “What’s happening?”, these tools have promised to improve our quality of life. The growth of…

Summer 2010, Tech Connections
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