HCPLive Network

MDNG Pediatrics: March 2009

Cover Story
The Risk of Risk: Explaining Difficult Concepts to Patients
By G. Stephen Nace, MD
A key component of health literacy is the ability to understand statistics and concepts like "probability" and "risk."
Feature Articles
As Medicare Goes, so Goes Managed Care (Or so the Saying Goes)
By Neil Versel
Who will lead the way in promoting greater adoption of e-prescribing, and how can physicians get the most out of using this technology in their practice?
The ABCs of Location-based Services
By Jonathan Bertman, MD
The hottest trend right now in mobile communications is location-based services on smartphones.
The Costs of Medicare HIT Mandate Noncompliance
By Alberto Borges, MD
President Obama has signed a stimulus bill that calls for eventually punishing physicians who do not "meaningfully" use a "certified" EHR system.
Tech Sectors
Interoperability Is the Key to a Patient-centric Transformation of the Healthcare System
By Lorraine Fernandes, RHIA
Healthcare data trapped in non-interoperable clinical systems leads to flawed processes, inefficient workflow, and less-than-optimal care.
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