Blog Review:New Media Medicine Blog


The blog reviewed here is the ‘New Media Medicine‘ blog.

Appearance and Functionality

The blog has a professional look, with photographs used in the title pane and articles at the time of writing. The articles are written on a white background and the articles themselves appear over a grey background. There are tabs underneath the title pane – home, e-Learning, web design, forum, blogs and videos. At the time of writing, I found a number of videos under the video heading. Those listed included lectures on integrated biology. The articles in this blog are indexed according to time period and category and these links are found on the right hand pane.


The about section is here and describes the founders of the site. Dr Paton has another blog on health informatics (reviewed here). There are also a number of colloborators. The blog is associated with an online medical community.


The blog begins with this introductory article which explains that it will update the reader on new media medicine. Articles I thought interesting

This article on RFID looks at how these devices are being used to track patients (see this review here for another paper on this subject)

This article links to medical Podcasts

This article links to a video of one of the originators of ARPANET, the precursor to the modern internet

This article links to free health software for mobile devices

This article looks at a text-messaging service for making appointments

This article links to a site about Doctors Gadgets


The posts are very brief but usually contain links to valuable resources on the internet. I found these links very useful and some were not only working 2 or 3 years after they were included there, but the sites themselves had developed. The reason I mention this is because links can become broken reasonably quickly depending on the sites that are pointed to which gives blogs a transient edge to them.  I’ll probably be making use of some of these resources myself. It’s a pity there are currently no posts after 2007. Maybe it will be updated in the future with more valuable links.


You can follow ‘The Amazing World of Psychiatry’ Twitter by clicking on this link


You can listen to this post on Odiogo by clicking on this link (there may be a small delay between publishing of the blog article and the availability of the podcast).


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The comments made here represent the opinions of the author and do not represent the profession or any body/organisation. The comments made here are not meant as a source of medical advice and those seeking medical advice are advised to consult with their own doctor. The author is not responsible for the contents of any external sites that are linked to in this blog


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