MedGenMed Technology & Medicine

 
 

MedGenMed Technology & Medicine

  • Clinical Data Capture: OMR and OCR and Your Flatbed Scanner Paper forms that are scanned by nonclinical workers in the background can be minimally disruptive to the clinical practice, especially if there is little or no modification of existing forms.
  • Where Is HIPAA Taking Physician Practices? Despite the initial cost and training required to bring your practice into HIPAA compliance, the goals of the act, once achieved, are commendable.
  • Evidence-Based Medicine Needs Easy-to-Use Handheld Tools The steady increase in medical information and increasing demands brought about by new models of medical practice pose a major challenge to the practicing physician.
  • Voice Recognition and Medical Transcription One of the greatest headaches in the modern practice of medicine is documentation. Various approaches have been used to facilitate data entry; what is the status of voice-recognition technology?
  • Online Patient-Education Options No longer is the physician sole gatekeeper of medical knowledge. Patients have more and more recent medical information at their fingertips, and more time to read it.
  • Creating a Digital Library Technologies you can use to create and manage a digital library from legacy sources and digitally authored information.
  • Small-Practice EMRs When evaluating an EMR for your small practice, what factors do you need to consider? Should you go with a Web-based system?
  • The Hidden Cost of Upgrading Before you trade in your old PC for a sleek new model, consider the many hidden costs of upgrading your office with a fleet of computers, as described here.
  • 64-Bit Computing This article outlines what these next-generation computer chips offer power users, and discusses whether it's time for you to consider moving up in the technology world.
  • Data Acquisition Which available technologies address the more challenging task of moving clinically relevant patient data into a computer system as quickly, efficiently, and error-free as possible?
  • Visualization Tools The practice of clinical medicine relies heavily on pattern recognition -- the ability to recognize patterns in the presentation of patient data and thereby formulate a diagnosis.
  • The Electronic Medical Record: Promises and Pitfalls We need to develop the software with an eye toward solving real problems in outpatient practices rather than developing a "solution looking for a problem."
  • Hardware Update This article provides an introduction to newly released -- or recently affordable -- hardware that can be integrated into your clinical practice to make it more effective and efficient.
  • Computerized Physician Order Entry: Has the Time Come? Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) is considered by many to be the key to enhancing patient care safety and efficacy.
  • Online Medical Databases Get up-to-date on the major online medical databases that can be used to support clinical decision making.
  • Wireless Handheld Computing This article provides a practical overview of 2 essential components of pervasive computing -- handheld and wireless computing.
  • The Rise and Fall of E-Health Despite the needs within the healthcare industry for Internet solutions, the future of e-health remains uncertain.
  • How the Internet Is Transforming the Physician-Patient Relationship The Internet is making it possible for patients to assume much more responsibility for their own healthcare.
  • E-Health and the Practicing Physician The Internet is rapidly changing the delivery of healthcare services in many significant ways, read about evolving e-health applications that enable physicians to harness its power for better patient care.