One Step Closer to Third-World Medicine?

In a post 2 weeks ago, I discussed why elderly patients don’t get out of bed and walk when hospitalized. You can read it here. I wrote that a major reason that staff does not have time to walk patients is that they are too...

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A Report on Physician Adoption of EHRs

A report from the National Center for Health Statistics indicates that 55% of physicians had adopted an electronic health record (EHR) system in 2011. The report, available at, reviews the types of systems that...

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Health IT: Patients Ready, Docs Lagging

Patients are well ahead of providers in demanding online access to health information (IT) and communication tools, according to a new survey. Consumers are eager to use both the internet and mobile devices to connect with their...

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