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.
Data-driven health care: Who it will benefit, and how
Early adopters of health information technology have been creating electronic health records for over 10 years. With the creation of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and its incentives, the pace of clinical data accumulation is accelerating.
What is cloud computing, and how can it help your urology practice?
Storing data remotely allows for access from anywhere using the Internet, so, for example, a cloud-based EMR allows urologists in your practice to access and update charts from home or on the road using a smartphone or tablet.
What are your favorite smartphone apps, and do you use any specific to urology?
Urologists use apps on phones and tablets for the benefit of patients and their own convenience.
'Meaningful use' of an EHR system: How to achieve it in your urology practice
This article defines meaningful use, lists the elements necessary to qualify for those elusive meaningful use incentives, and helps you decide whether and when your practice might want to engage in the process of EHR implementation.
Electronic medical record modification allows for automated data retrieval
Urologists at Cleveland Clinic have undertaken a pilot program involving modification of a commercial electronic medical record (EMR) system to facilitate clinical research and clinical practice outcomes analysis in a way that overcomes the obstacles presented by the record-keeping technology.
Urology EMR provider files lawsuit against competitor
meridianEMR announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Intuitive Medical Software, the developer and marketer of UroChartEHR software, in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.
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