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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...

Why Primary Care is the Future of Healthcare

Several weeks ago, Primary Care Progress asked me to serve as one of their guest bloggers for this year’s National Primary Care Week, writing on the theme: “Why is primary care the future of healthcare?” I...

IDWeek 2012: EMRs Improve Treatment of ARV Recipients

The Particulars: Antiretroviral (ARV) medication errors may lead to toxicity and could decrease the efficacy of therapy over time. Such errors can also lead to the development of viral mutations to current ARV therapy and limit...

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 www.cdc.gov/nchs, reviews the types of systems that...

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...

Information Technology as Communication

Much of health information technology (IT) focuses on patient documentation, compliance, and coding. While this is clearly a valuable service, there is still much more that can be garnered from health IT. Medicine needs to take...

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