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Today's Debate: Docs in a box

Studies claiming physicians using paper do just as well at diagnosing and treating their patients as those using computers, are beside the point. Health care is a system, your office is not the only piece of it. The utter refusal of doctors to get their heads around this fact is what is killing their autonomy.

August 10, 2007 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Today's Debate: Time to Dump QIOs?

The standards the QIOs measure can be measured, the results digitized, networked, and tracked. The "patient outcome" measures advocated by reformers like Dr. Stanley Feld are more empirical, less black-and-white, therefore less subject to automation.

August 8, 2007 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Veriscrip built on government regulation

HIPAA requires secure tracking of medical information, and controls who can access the records. VirtualHealth is adding a security module to Veriscrip that can secure pharmacy records as they track prescriptions in real-time.

August 2, 2007 by Dana Blankenhorn

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What scares doctors about technology

You can easily see the fear. You're no longer a sole practitioner, with your own office and your own credibility. You're an employee. The face to your patients may be CEO Charles Willey.

August 2, 2007 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Monument to cost rises over Copacabana

Are medical device buyers? Will doctors "go to market" in New York to check out the latest-and-greatest? Is it vital that such companies have a physical presence in New York, close to their investment bankers? How many middlemen can afford the rent?

August 2, 2007 by Dana Blankenhorn

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