1309September2013.jpgSeptember 2013 | Volume 96 | Issue 9

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Table of Contents


COVER STORY

The appification of practice 
Physicians discover apps that help them provide better, more efficient care.
BY SUZY FRISCH


FEATURES

A simulator for fistula repair 
A team led by a Twin Cities doctor is creating an interactive training program for surgeons in the developing world.
BY KIM KISER

Connecting the dots 
Minnesota is moving toward statewide health information exchange, but we still have a ways to go.
BY HOWARD BELL

Facebook friend 
Mayo Clinic’s Farris Timimi is on a mission to bring the social media revolution to medicine.
BY SARAH T. WILLIAMS


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Minnesota Clinics’ Adoption, Use and Exchange of Electronic Health Information 
BY KAREN SODERBERG, M.S., AND MARTY LAVENTURE, PH.D., M.P.H.

2009 H1N1 Vaccination in Minnesota: An Evaluation by ZIP Code 
BY MIRIAM HALSTEAD MUSCOPLAT, M.P.H., MARGARET RODDY, M.P.H., ELIZABETH PARILLA, M.P.H., CYNTHIA S. DAVEY, M.S., LAURA FLEEGE, M.P.H., KAREN WHITE, M.P.H., AND KRISTEN EHRESMANN, R.N., M.P.H.

Editor's Note

Pulse
Communication and blood pressure control, the doctor’s guide to social media, prescription pads vanish

The Physician Advocate
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
Is there life after the House of Delegates? 2013 resolutions, news briefs, MMA in action


COMMENTARY

Big Data, Big Influence 
Why our collective data is a social determinant of health.
EDWARD P. EHLINGER, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Health Care’s Digital Divide 
Minnesota’s large hospital systems may be well on their way to meeting goals for electronic health record adoption, but rural and critical access hospitals are being left behind.
PAUL KLEEBERG, M.D.


END NOTE

Paging Steve Jobs ...
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