Sunday, September 16, 2012

Medicine 2.0: Conversations from the hallway

This week-end I am in Boston at the Medicine 2.0 Conference. It has been awesome. I am tweeting and bloggin about it at eAJKD (blog | Twitter)

At one of the sessions on medical education, I made a comment on Beaumont's mandatory medical student attendance. Afterwards, Brian Alper, the founder of DynaMed came up to me to talk. He started to tell me about Dynamed, I told him I was familiar. When I was working with the students on the Team Based Learning, a number of them told me how much they loved the product. They even told me that it was better than UpToDate, a statement that gave me chest pain.

I had to tell him about my terrible experience looking up Goodpasture's in Dynamed. He looked at me and said, "So, you're the one."

He was totally professional and pulled up the current version of the topic on his iPad. Wow! What a change. The topic looks completely rewritten and in a comprehensive style. It now has an author, a wide variety of treatment options including plasmapheresis and immunosuppressants. He told me that he would email me the topic. I plan on revising my review of DynaMed, but for now all I can say is that it looks a lot better.
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