June 2010

Keeping Patients Safe by Keeping Track of Drugs

August 15, 2011

Cover Story

Just how well do you know your patients? Every day physicians across the country treat patients from all different walks of life-some they've known for years, others they see once or twice a year, and some are new patients whom they know little about other than what they've read off initial forms.

The HIT Realist: Digital Socialism and the Power of No

August 17, 2010


One of the topics addressed at this year's HIMSS conference was "the power of no," a term coined by The New York Times that refers to the concept of limiting a patient's right to treatment if those in power decide that the care is too expensive, the patient is too old, or the treatment is not likely to deliver enough value.

Tech Talk: MDFlexible Computer Screens Soon Be Ready to Roll

August 17, 2010


Before I launch into this month's topic, I would be remiss if I failed to acknowledge the technological phenomenon sweeping the nation this spring. I am speaking, of course, about the "magical and revolutionary" iPad, which hit stores April 3 and almost immediately altered the course of history as we know it. Or so the hype would have us believe.