Health IT

Initial registration reveals strong interest in EHR incentives

March 10, 2011

More than 21,000 health care providers initiated registration for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs in January, and four states reported initial Medicaid incentive payments totaling more than $20 million, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported.

Telemedicine: Closing the gap in long-distance care for urologists

October 01, 2010

Peter Bretan, MD, a urologist in private practice in Novato, CA, is the sole urologist for a company specializing in telemedicine-in this case, the use of robots to connect with computers at great distance from the bedside of the patient.

Staffing: How will new technologies affect your need for personnel?

August 01, 2010

For busy clinicians, new technologies promise savings in time as well as costs?in theory. But in practice, is this actually true? The jury is still out.

E-mailing your patients: The dos and don'ts

July 01, 2010

With more and more doctors making use of e-mail, it is important to learn proper etiquette when communicating with patients.

EHRs offer significant medicolegal benefits-and risks

June 01, 2010

Along with their ability to standardize and improve record keeping and communication, EHRs also have medicolegal implications, both benefits and possible drawbacks.

Is it time for urologists to get on board with social networking?

June 01, 2010

In the Internet Age, it's all about making sure that Google ranks you on page one in position one.

EHR meaningful use: Do your research now

June 01, 2010

There's lot to think about when it comes to adopting an electronic health record system.

Social networking poses communications, marketing challenges

April 07, 2010

Should a physician send his or her patients a "friend request" on Facebook? Social networking poses new challenges with new rules for doctors and other professionals who embrace it.

Speak Out: What kind of technology or software would you recommend to your colleagues?

April 01, 2010

Urologists share the software and technology they would most recommend to colleagues.

A urology practice Web site that shines: 'DIY' or outsource?

March 01, 2010

When it comes to making a good first impression on patients, one area that should not be overlooked is your practice's Web site.