September 2008

Social Media Notebook: Do You Have a License to Drive that Facebook Account?

January 21, 2010

MDNG Endocrinology

Parents listen to our every word of "anticipatory guidance" when kids are small, but when it comes to tween and teen issues online, parents somehow start mistakenly thinking they donit need us as much.

The EAR Party's End

September 16, 2008

Cover Story

Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems hold great promise. However, like many new technologies, the difficulty of achieving EHRs' promise has been vastly underestimated, as have the risks. The current national initiatives pushing for widespread EHR implementation may be leading us into an unmapped minefield.

Expert Medical Witnesses: Should You Get Involved? We Plead the Fifth

September 16, 2008

Feature Articles

Many physicians are skeptical about getting involved in the practice, and rightfully so. Sermo and other online physician communities are rife with posts and comments from physicians who know colleagues who have stretched the truth or even lied on the stand because of personal beliefs or compensation.

Tech Talk: The Contract You Never Read

September 16, 2008

Columns

One of the most important legal documents in your practice may have a significant impact on your finances. And even though you (or someone in your practice) agreed to abide by its terms and conditions, it's highly likely that you have never even read it.

Social Media Notebook: Get on Board the Health Internet Train

September 16, 2008

Columns

According to an article published in the June 17, 2008 edition of the New York Times, declining reimbursements, managed care, physician shortages (especially in primary care), and concerns about malpractice are contributing to doctors' discontent.

Is It All Talk? Healthcare Social Networking

December 10, 2009

Feature Articles

Patients have embraced social networking tools that allow them to share information, offer support, and compare healthcare experiences. Physicians should also use these tools to connect with their patients and local communities and provide general medical information.

Why Is the EHR Market So Anemic?

December 10, 2009

Feature Articles

High costs, unreliable vendors, lengthy installation and transition processes, disruptions to workflow, reduced productivity-it's no wonder that so few practices have adopted full-featured EHRs.