Stat shared this story with the print edition of Globe today: Lam, a 22-year-old aspiring doctor, is part of the fast-growing industry of medical scribes working in hospitals and clinics across the country. These scribes, often premed college students, help doctors with a dreaded task — checking boxes and typing words into electronic health records.
And both outlet covered yesterday’s disturbing FDA meeting. This is an ongoing story — desperate patients insist on FDA approval treatments despite lack of solid evidence of efficacy.
Video up soon: What are the public health implications of terrorism? This (Harvard School of Public Health) Forum — which took place a week after the 3rd anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings — asked what makes a society resilient in the face of attacks or perceived threats. Experts in homeland security, psychological resiliency, crisis leadership, and disaster preparedness and response participated.
Dumb question award: Boston Magazine: Should the Media Report on Health Research? A good topic, but a bit too much to bite off in a blog post. For a more thorough analysis, see Health News Review, which this week looks at what happens when the media doesn’t report on Research
Health Wonk Review: Lots of blog commentary and an invitation you to this afternoon’s “blab” on health policy.