Semantic Web – A New Model for Healthcare IT?

There is a very interesting blog post by Steve Brown that neural-network.jpg gives us a novel way of approaching the massive challenge that is healthcare reform.…

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Cartoon of the Month – September

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You gotta love those Medicare Advantage plans: lower reimbursements for physicians, more hassles for patients, AND they cost more!…

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Stimulus Plan Will Stimulate EMR Adoption, CBO says

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According to a recent report from McKinsey, congress.jpgthe US Congressional Budget Office (or CBO, always described by the media as “non-partisan”) predicts that the stimulus incentives for EMR adoption will have a significant effect on medical practices in this regard, as compared to projections without the incentives.…

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The Right People for Your EMR Implementation

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In order for your electronic medical records (EMR) implementation to team-players.jpgbe successful, you need to get buy-in from your employees.…

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Putting Meaningful Use in Your Practice

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A recent article in the AMA news discussed some of the continued drown-in-paper.jpgambiguities of the “Meaningful Use” prerequisites handed down by the Health IT Policy Committee.…

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Legal Issues of the Electronic Medical Record

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When medical practices change over from paper to electronic medical records (EMR), gavel-and-scale.jpgsteps must be taken to ensure that the records remain legally sound.…

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Grandma Winning Race to EMR Finish Line

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Well, not exactly your grandmother, happy-senior.jpgbut a report in Management Science states that nursing homes are leading the rest of the healthcare field in overall adoption of electronic medical records.…

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Teach Doctors How to Play Football?

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footballPhysicians concerned about getting left out in the cold when it comes to stimulus money for EMR implementation may want to take up playing football.…

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