Tag: primary care

The Primary Care Fiscal Cliff Has Already Eroded
News of the pending “fiscal cliff” is ubiquitous these days as we await the rebirth of bipartisanship. The stakes are high as the fiscal cliff brings expiring tax breaks and...

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Study Gives Global Look at Primary Care EHR Adoption
The Commonwealth Fund in its study,  “A Survey of Primary Care Doctors in Ten Countries Shows Progress in Use of Health Information Technology, Less in Other Areas”, analyzed...

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Myth of the Millionaire M.D.
In a world that believes that every doctor wearing a white coat is an instant millionaire, people will be surprised to find out that more than half of the nation’s primary care...

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Looking Beyond Meaningful Use for New Sources of Revenue
If you are like most physicians, you grapple with the challenge of turning a profit while providing outstanding patient care  -- and not burning yourself out in the process. ...

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Standardizing Processes in Health Care: Taking Cues from the Cheesecake Factory
Atul Gawande is at it again. The acclaimed health issues writer at the New Yorker, whose day job is as a general surgeon at Partners Health Care in Boston, wrote a provocative...

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Consumer-Driven Health Care: Fixing the Hassle Map
Interesting commentary in a Fierce Practice Management editorial post on Sept. 19. Debra Beaulieu writes about the rise of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physicians assistants...

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Profiting from Change: The Benefits of Health Information Technology
What if…? If banking were like health care, automated teller machine transactions would take not seconds, but perhaps days or longer as a result of unavailable or misplaced...

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The MRE – A Model for an EMR?
Sometimes we can draw inspiration from the most unlikely places by making connections between two seemingly completely unrelated things. Recently this happened to me. Continue...

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Patient Engagement and Branding? Taking a Cue from Seth Godin
Seth Godin is a well-known marketing and brand guru who has written a number of interesting books and maintains one of the most widely read blogs on the web...

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