The EHR/EMR Controversy in 2011

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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

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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

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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. Continue reading “Modern Technological Marvels in Medicine”

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Telespeech: the Solution to the Speech Therapy Shortage

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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. Continue reading “Telespeech: the Solution to the Speech Therapy Shortage”

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Our Picks for the Top 10 Traits of Highly Effective Pharmacists

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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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9 Must Have iPhone Apps for Healthcare Workers

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The days of Star Trek’s medical tricorder coming into reality are years-past: In many respects, you can pick up such a device at any mobile phone retailer…

iphone_apps_medical_doctors_soliantThe days of Star Trek’s medical tricorder coming into reality are years-past: In many respects, you can pick up such a device at any mobile phone retailer…

Just download the following programs to your iPhone (or, in many cases, your Palm or Blackberry) and you’ve got a powerful, well-rounded digital-utility-belt for fighting any number of health conditions…

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