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Cybersecurity Incident Response and Coordination

General Info // April 25, 2012

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In an effort to keep up with the most modern technological practices, most medical facilities (including doctors’ offices and hospitals) have at the very least begun the switch over from paper to all electronic based medical data storage and devices. Though the switchover to computerized equipment provides many benefits including ease of use and streamlined [...]

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Combat Infant Mortality with Better EMR

pregnancy // December 30, 2011

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A recent study states that the 15% rise in hospital utilization of fundamental electronic records would save 15 babies for each 100,000 live births. It estimations that the complete national transition to emr’s would save ~6,000 infants every year within the U.S. alone.
Numerous health care providers support electronic adoption in an effort to improve care [...]

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Practice Fusion Debuts on iPad

General Info, practice management // November 11, 2011

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The largest provider of medical records Practice Fusion has debut its iPad app. The service, which is free for physicians and patients, has grown to be the juggernaut in the electronic medical record space hosting three times as many records as healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente or the VA. Practice Fusion makes its money by being [...]

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Improved Care on the Horizon

cost savings, General Info // April 13, 2011

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Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2011
I am encouraged by the number of articles about emrs that I have seen lately. Most people won’t grasp the benefits of electronic records until they have a head slapping moment like Ms. Gomez had in the story quoted below:
Jennifer Gomez sat at her doctor’s office in Evanston after her [...]

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New Study Finds Cost to be Biggest Factor in EMR Adoption

General Info, studies // April 7, 2011

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Doctors are great scientist but many are lacking when it comes to business acumen. It is actually kind of amazing that in a profession where so much is made of taking care of yourself now to prevent problems later in life, the same approach is not taken when it comes to running a business.
Wall Street [...]

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EMRs and Dermatology Practices

cosmetic medicine, dermatology, practice management // October 14, 2010

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Dermatology offices offer a unique set of challenges for the implementation of electronic medical records. This is because many dermatology offices offer cosmetic, cash only, procedures. For offices that do a lot of cash only procedures, EMRs are not especially useful for tracking health and medical history. That doesn’t mean an EMR system shouldn’t be [...]

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