September 2009

Tech Talk: What's Cool in Windows 7?

January 21, 2010

Columns

Microsoft shot itself in the foot when it released Windows Vista in 2007. Windows Vista was widely derided as inferior to Windows XP, and to this day, many users have refused to upgrade or purchase a new computer with the Vista operating system.

Why Is the EHR Market So Anemic?

October 30, 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.

First, Do No Harm: The Role of Medication Reconciliation in Reducing Preventable Errors

October 30, 2009

Feature Articles

The Joint Commission, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and other organizations have identified medication errors and the points of transition during patients’ care that increase their likelihood as promising targets in the push to improve quality outcomes. Communication, coordination of care, and the effective application of health IT hold the key to reducing errors and improving patient safety.

Is It All Talk? Healthcare Social Networking

October 29, 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.

Second Opinions: Physicians Talk Healthcare Reform with Patients

October 29, 2009

Pulse

Given that healthcare reform is such a contentious subject in the United States, it is not surprising that conflicts have arisen between physicians and patients who hold different views and who aren’t shy about discussing those opinions in the examination room.

Are You Social?

September 28, 2009

Editor's Note

Some patient advocates, tech-savvy physicians, and other Health 2.0 proponents tout e-mail, online forums, and social media technologies because they can potentially help strengthen the patient–physician relationship by providing patients with greater access to their physicians and facilitating more open communication.

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