Technology in Your Practice

 
 

Technology in Your Practice

  • 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 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."
  • 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.