The use and scope of electronic medical records (EMRs) is being changed by evolving technology and the way it is being used by doctors, patients and people who are sometimes referred to as the Quantified Self (QS). This latter category includes people who are using...Continue
In a time where our ability to communicate has grown exponentially, it seems that doctor-patient communication has fallen behind. We have seen the positive effects of communication technology in the workplace, the business world, and our personal lives, but what about healthcare?
As the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems matures, the difference in what is expected of hospital-based systems and those used by clinicians in ambulatory practices becomes more evident.
Managing chronic disease is a challenge for both doctors and patients. According to the CDC, seven out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases like stroke, heart disease and diabetes. In 2005, 133 million Americans suffered from at least one chronic...Continue
Successful electronic prescribing (eRx) has been a federal goal for several years. Numerous reasons for encouraging this migration away from handwritten prescriptions have been detailed, all pointing to improved health care quality. A recent talk by Don Berwick, the Administrator for the Centers for Medicare...Continue