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J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2007 Jan-Feb;14(1):94-9. Epub 2006 Oct 26.

The iCritical care podcast: a novel medium for critical care communication and education.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Critical Care, Maimonides Medical Center, 4802 10 Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219, USA. rhsavel@yahoo.com


Podcasting is a recent creation combining old and new technologies allowing rapid, inexpensive delivery of media content (primarily audio) to the end user, both via the desktop environment and personal media players. The authors' group (the Society of Critical Care Medicine) saw the educational and communication potential for the podcasting concept, and have successfully designed and implemented the first podcast of a national medical society. As of this writing, there are an average of (mean +/- SD) 664 +/- 290 total downloads per podcast, and their podcast feed has been hit over 68,000 times in its first seven months. In this manuscript, the authors provide documentation of their successful endeavor, as well as a structured framework for other organizations to create similar products.

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