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MDNG Pediatrics: September 2007

Feature Articles
Downtime: Hi, I'm a PC... and I'm a Mac
We've all seen the series of commercials pitting Apple against the PC, and although I admit they're clever and bring up some good points, I'd like to set the record straight and say that I will...
The HIT Contrarian: What Pay for What Performance?
Pay for Performance (P4P) is all the rage in Congress and among employers, insurance companies, some patient advocacy groups, and certain headquarters of organized medicine. P4P currently utilizes...
Covering Your Assets: Why Hedge Funds Are a Losing Bet
Are hedge funds a smart choice for today's investor? You've no doubt heard about the woes of the subprime market, but no one knows at this point how wide and how deep this iceberg will turn out to be.
Tech Talk: Good Tech Help Is Not So Hard to Find
A few months ago, one of my friends experienced the misery of a complete computer meltdown. He installed a software program and then everything crashed; he couldn't even get his computer to boot up.
The Health Giants Are Coming! What's a Doc To Do?
Last year, hospitals, foundations, drug companies, and other large healthcare organizations were confused and bewildered by social media. Most could not understand why healthcare providers...
TechSectors: Are You Sleeping? Real-Time Screener Helps Physicians Identify Likely OSA Patients
According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep apnea brief interruptions of respiration during sleep for 10-30 seconds or longer that occur up to 400 times each night affects more than 18...
TechSectors: Mobile Devices Provide Security
As healthcare organizations strive to comply with privacy and data requirements, they are increasingly looking to identify and implement remote access control solutions. These are necessary...
Top 10: Quackiest Quacks
The Top 10 "Quackiest Quacks."
DocMVP: Ignacio Herman Valdes, MD, MS
This month's DocMVP is Ignacio Herman Valdes, MD, MS.
Illustrated: Death of the Steth?
Although stethoscopes have been around for nearly two centuries (Laennec invented the first model in 1816; it looked like a wooden trumpet), at first glance it would seem that not much has changed...
Lost in Translation: New Technologies are Closing the Language Gap in Healthcare
Mahamu Kanneh, a Liberian immigrant living in Gaithersburg, MD, was arrested in August 2004 on charges that he repeatedly raped and molested a seven-year-old girl over the course of a year.
Wired for Success: Practices Prosper by Going Paperless
Walk into the practice of family physician John Wilson, MD, in Daly City, CA, and you'll notice something unusual: It's a tiny space. Wilson uses just half of a 1,000-square-foot office for his solo..
Shhhh! (10 Secrets the EHR Companies Don't Want You to Know)
Getting physicians to use an Electronic Health Record (EHR) is not an easy task. Getting them to fork over thousands of dollars for one is even harder and yet EHR companies have demonstrated...
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