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Healthcare Information Technology

EHR/EMR Facts and Amazing Statistics

by Tera Tuten on November 3, 2011

Interesting Fact: Per person, the US spends more than any other country on health care. Yet, the United States has been ranked 50th in the world for average life expectancy.

Experts believe a key to lowering costs and increasing life expectancy is the use of EHR/EMR technology to store medical records electronically. 28% of health facilities use this system, but generous incentives ($66,000 for doctor’s and more for hospitals) are expected to increase usage. Want to learn more? Here are some other fascinating facts about EHR in the USA:
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The EHR/EMR Controversy in 2011

by Tera Tuten on October 21, 2011

In 2007 alone, this country spent more than $2.24 trillion dollars on health care. In an effort to reduce costs and increase efficiency, the government is encouraging medical professionals to implement an EHR/EMR process.

The government claims this can reduce this expense by $80 billion each year. To make this happen, they pumped $20 billion of stimulus money into EHR/EMR technology in 2009.

The EHR is created as doctors, hospitals, and laboratories share information to create a central repository of medical data for a single patient—much like the financial industry has pooled their files to create centralized credit reports. EHR/EMR is stirring controversy: naysayers are concerned about privacy issues and the cost; proponents are saying it will revolutionize health care by saving lives and money. Take a closer look at this issue and decide for yourself!

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Fascinating Ways Hospitals Are Implementing iPads

by Tera Tuten on October 18, 2011

Everyone’s heard one of the most recognizable Apple catch phrases: there’s an app for that. With the dawning of the iPad, this is especially true now for the realm of medicine. Having portable, lightweight access to wifi connection allows the iPad to function as a fantastic reference tool for medical professionals. We’re going to list off the most interesting, useful ways doctors and nurses are using iPads in a hospital setting.


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Modern Technological Marvels in Medicine

by Tera Tuten on September 29, 2011

If you’re still marveling over the Band-Aid or the amazing power of Nyquil, you’re in for a real shock. All kinds of innovative, incredible technology is being developed and practiced in the medical industry, and we’re going to highlight five of the most recent and impressive. [click to continue…]

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Telespeech: the Solution to the Speech Therapy Shortage

by Tera Tuten on September 9, 2011

The astounding technological innovations of our time have instilled a sense of hope in people — a sense that almost anything can be accomplished. For the estimated 300,000 children in the world with no access to the speech therapy they need, they’re looking for hope, and they’re looking for solutions. [click to continue…]

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Effective pharmacists

Being a pharmacist can make for a rewarding medical career: The pay-to-hours ratio provides an attractive quality of life. And the duties allow for meaningful interactions with patients. So much so that – time-and again – pharmacists are cited as one of the professionals Americans trust the most.

So what makes for a good pharmacist? In the interest of wit and brevity, we’ve narrowed it down to what we feel are the ten most important attributes:
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