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AI in Healthcare: Ethical Issues

I attended a meeting at the Philippine Medical Association yesterday on updating the PMA-PRC Code of…

Open Notes for Patients

I discuss personal health records with my graduate students in health informatics every year. It alw…

Recognizing Teachable Moments

As the endocrine “consultant of the month,” yesterday was the last day of ward rounds. I…

Teachable Moments at Ward Rounds

Yesterday was my last ward consultant rounds for October with the PGH endocrine fellows. By asking t…

A Well-planned Life

I held back from the rush to buy a Hobonichi planner last September 1. I will be using the Traveler&…

The Good, The Bad, The EMR

Though efforts to use electronic medical records (EMRs) began years before the COVID-19 pandemic, th…

Stepping into the Fediverse

This will be the 78th #HealthXPH tweet chat I will moderate. Will it be the last? We’ve been h…

Revisiting Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare

In 2017, I moderated a #HealthXPH tweet chat on artificial intelligence and healthcare. But AI devel…

Let’s try this Escape Room!

[This is a very simple digital escape room I created on Canva for the NTTC-HP webinar later today.] …

Digital Transformation in Healthcare: What happened to the “new normal”?

When the pandemic was new, and Zoom was not yet a verb, I often heard the phrase “new normal.&…

Medical Student Experiments with ChatGPT

I’m holding my medical informatics elective again. This semester, eight 2nd-year medical stude…

To Be or Not to Be a Social Media “Influencer”

When I started my Facebook page a decade ago, it was uncommon for physicians to be on social media. …

A #HealthXPH Tweetchat on ChatGPT

I first tried chatting with ChatGPT last December after seeing a post on how it can compose songs al…

#HealthXPH: To Err is Human; To Forgive, Divine

I’ve been doing virtual ward rounds on Zoom with medical students since last month. Many of th…

Reflections on Adaptive Expertise

[Keynote Address at the 2021 UP Manila Orientation for New Faculty] Chancellor Padilla, our esteemed…

Do I have what it takes to be an infodemic manager?

I attended the pre-conference of the first World Health Organization (WHO) Infodemiology last 29 Jun…

Memes and the Infodemic

Perhaps you’ve heard the term infodemic before. We are not just dealing with the #CoVID19 pand…

Surviving Zoom Meetings

We’ve all been there at the Zoom meeting that should have been an email. We’ve felt Zoom…

Telemedicine in the Philippines

When you’re told you only have seven minutes to speak on a topic that is as broad as “te…

Creating a Course Introduction Video

I really found this Wiley Education Services post on creating module introduction videos informative…

Educators as Curators

I’ve been referring to this slide deck on slideshare.net for years! It’s Re-envisioning …

Effective Educational Videos: What Can We Learn From MOOCs

Third in a series of blog posts from the iTuro workshops on blended learning. This is the longest vi…

Effective Educational Videos: Managing Cognitive Load

Part 2 in a series of blog posts from the iTuro workshops on blended learning The reference for this…

Effective Educational Videos: Considering Cognitive Load

I'm converting my iTuro workshops into a series of blog posts. I made my first series of educational…

What will it take to delete Facebook?

I was thinking of deleting Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. But I didn’t. After…

What do Physicians Need to Explain Better to Patients?

As an endocrinologist with a busy clinic practice, I often think about whether I am able to explain …

#HealthXPH: When was the last time you read a poem?

I was at yet another meeting (that could have been an email) when I started scrolling through my Twi…

What are we all going to do about medical misinformation on social media?

As I write this, I remember a colleague who had the courage to speak out against medical misinformat…

Genome Editing: Have We Opened Pandora’s Box?

A Chinese scientist has announced that he edited the genomes of two human embryos to make them resis…

#HealthXPH: Should Continuing Professional Development be Mandated?

I renewed my physician’s license at the Professional Regulation Commission this year. Thankful…

When Patients Complain

A few weeks ago, I was asked to give a talk entitled Cyberbullying: Legal Rights of Physicians Malig…

From the Ivory Tower to Social Media

Two years ago, I read with envy that Mayo Clinic had included social media and digital activities in…

TEDEd Lessons for Medical Informatics

I first heard about TEDEd lessons a few years back. A follower on Twitter had asked me if I wanted t…

#HealthXPH Tweet Chat: Establishing a Personal Learning Network on Twitter

On June 9, one of my presentations at #HCSMPH2018 in Davao City will be on Establishing a Personal L…

Conflict of Interest in Healthcare

The Cambridge dictionary defines conflict of interest as – a situation in which someone cannot…

Remembering Dr. Ramon Abarquez

Sometime after 9 am this morning, I received an SMS from my husband telling me that Dr. Ramon Abarqu…

The Power of Regret

This post and the #HealthXPH tweet chat on December 2, 9 pm PHT is inspired by an article published …

The Future Is Open

Happy to have been invited to give a talk at the first TDR Global Talk last 25 October 2017 at the U…

Break It To Me Gently

It’s not been a good week for me. I’ve had to tell two patients that they need a thyroidectomy becau…

Artificial Intelligence & Healthcare

Merriam-Webster defines Artificial Intelligence (AI) as the branch of computer science dealing with …

Let’s Talk About Physician Suicide

I’ve two sons. The younger one wants to be an entomologist, while the eldest is still deciding…

Is There Another Me Out There in a Parallel Universe?

My contribution to the inaugural call for #theblogrounds. Aileen asks If I were not a doctor, I woul…

Self-diagnosis: valid or dangerous?

At the recently concluded #hcsmph2017, a question was asked during the Unconference – Is self-…

Can Social Media Change Health Behavior?

I recently shared on Facebook, this article by Brandon Cohen, A Wiser Way to Use Facebook. In it, Br…

Mental Health: A Youth Perspective

Last Saturday, we had another interesting #HealthXPH tweet chat co-moderated by Dr. Gia Sison (@gias…

#OurLoveStory in 15 Tweets

So yesterday was Friday the 13th and my 15th wedding anniversary. I’d seen someone do annivers…

Getting Teachers to Go Open

I gave a presentation on blended learning last year where I showed this video. It’s a TedX tal…

What should health care look like?

I came across My Vision of Ideal Healthcare System by Abhinav Shashank on my Twitter feed last Chris…

Social Media & Healthcare

This was my nth presentation on this topic so most of my slides came from previous slide decks. But …

Misogyny in Healthcare

It’s my turn to moderate the #HealthXPH tweet chat tonight. The topic I had in mind was teleme…

Consumerism in healthcare and the Physician-Patient Relationship

On PsychCentral.com, Dr. Rick Nauert writes in this post entitled Money Changes Physician-Patient Re…

Differentiated Learning

From my notes watching Bill Cope’s video this week.

Crowdsourcing Medical Education

Week 3 update for eLearning Ecologies: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning for the Digita…

Visual Learning

The subtitle of this post should be Why I Ask My Students to Make A Concept Map, Mind Map and Infogr…

Ubiquitous Learning

The #DigitalScholar course of Reda Sadki introduced me to Bill Copes and Mary Kalantzis. The Copes &…

The Challenge of Care Coordination

As an endocrinologist, care coordination is something I struggle with in my clinic. There being only…

Social Media & Healthcare in Ten Tweets

I love it when young people ask me to speak at conferences. Being around young people inspires me. M…

Why does self-diagnosis annoy doctors?

This picture has circulated in my Facebook feed since last month. It didn’t feel right but I d…

Why Does a Twittering Doctor Tweet?

I borrowed the title from Dr. Anne Marie Cunningham (@amcunningham). It’s from her Slideshare …

#IWishMyPatient

I promised Stacey (@coffeemommy) on Twitter that I’d write a blog post on #IWishMyPatient. It&…

#HealthXPh Manifesto for Social Media and Medical Professionalism

One week ago today, I signed the #HealthXPh manifesto on social media and medical professionalism at…

Did you write that?

Did you write that? With the interest in the use of AI in education, the most common question I get …