Archive for November, 2009

Health IT Buzz Blog

National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. David Blumenthal, launched Health IT Buzz, a new blog from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) that will allow readers to learn more about health information technology and provide a forum for engagement. The purpose of the blog is to share ideas about how [...]

Interactive Webcasting For E-learning

An original paper in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) demonstrates the use of a hybrid e-learning solution to host a postgraduate course in eHealth rather than using more traditional asynchronous e-learning methods. Sixteen students from six countries were recruited to participate in this live weekly webcast that met weekly for 2.5 hours for [...]

Virtual Reality Game To Treat Victims of Bullying

Researchers from the University of Warwick, UK examined the effects of an anti-bullying virtual learning intervention called FearNot! The study recruited 1,129 children aged between eight and nine from 27 primary schools across the UK and Germany. The children were grouped into intervention and control groups. The intervention group took part in three sessions, interacting [...]

Internet Users Are Not Isolated

According a new survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Americans are not as isolated as has been previously reported in a earlier study. Use of mobile phones and the Internet is associated with larger and more diverse discussion networks. A 2006 study published in The American Sociological Review argued that over the [...]

Linking Mind and Machine

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU), Department of Engineering, working with a team of European Union scientists, have developed a new technology – a way to successfully wire a state-of-the-art artificial hand to existing nerve endings in the stump of a severed arm. The device, called “SmartHand,” resembles – in function, sensitivity and appearance – [...]