Stanford Medicine 25 Blog
Humanizing the EHR
In a recent CLOSLER feature, Jeffery Millstein of Penn Medicine reinforces a sentiment frequently shared by Stanford Medicine 25, writing that “the clinically excellent clinician makes an effort to know each patient’s unique story, moving beyond the confines of the content within the [electronic health record] EHR.”…
A Diagnosis of Nelson's Syndrome
At age 15, Gillian noticed changes in her body that did not feel typical of a young adolescent woman.
Physicians Can Protect the Human Connection in Medicine
In an episode of Medscape’s “Medicine and the Machine,” Stanford Medicine 25’s Abraham Verghese and Deep Medicine author Eric Topol explain that doctors must come together as advocates for the human connection in medicine.
Learning from the Bedside at the 5th Annual Stanford 25 Bedside Teaching Symposium
Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP, connected his talk at Stanford 25’s 5th Annual Bedside Teaching Symposium to a larger theme: the importance of working, teaching, and learning at the bedside.
The Art and Science of Patient Care
In a perspective piece published in Wiley Online Library, author Robert Truog conveys the importance of the physical exam, writing that “from the beginning, touching has been integral to doctoring.”…
The Physical Exam Remains an Effective Tool for Physicians
A new study published in the Annals of Family Medicine highlights the necessity of the physical exam in medicine concluding that “it not only contributes diagnostic information but is a therapeutic intervention in and of itself.”…
Compassion: A Powerful Tool for Improving Patient Outcomes
The release of Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference has ignited a conversation on the relationship between physician compassion and patient outcomes.
Artificial Intelligence and the Gift of Physician Time
In a new book Eric Topol explores his belief that AI will go beyond enhancing diagnoses and treatments and “transform almost everything that doctors do.”…
Four Physicians Describe the Synergy Between Technology and Bedside Medicine
Four physicians (Abraham Verghese, Eric Topol, Christopher Maiona and Caesar Djavaherian) are outlining similar solutions that leverage technology to nurture the doctor-patient relationship.
Cultivating The “Golden Minute” at the Bedside
A Scientific American article authored by Claudia Wallis, explains how the adoption of technology in medicine has “reshaped the doctor-patient relationship.”…
Register Now for the 5th Annual Stanford 25 Skills Symposium
This year, the 5th annual Stanford 25 Skills Symposium will take place on November 1 and 2, 2019. Registration is now open!…
Thoughtful Implementation of Machine Learning Can Help Physicians Improve Patient Care
As outlined in a PLOS Medicine editorial, artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning, is transforming medicine.
Bedside Teaching is a Powerful Learning Tool in the ICU
An analysis by Christopher Cheney in HealthLeaders discusses the importance of teaching at the bedside in the ICU--it's a challenging and unique environment due to “the medical complexity of the patients [and] the time pressure.”…
How AI Can Improve the EHR and Bedside Medicine
In a recent JAMA Network Viewpoint feature, Stanford Medicine 25’s Abraham Verghese and Sonoo Thadaney readily endorse artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine, describing its promise as “undeniable.” But they also emphasize an overlooked opportunity, specifically how AI can “help clinicians deliver better and more humanistic care.”…