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Protecting the Good Doctors

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine examined whether protecting doctors from unwarranted lawsuits could curb unnecessary health care costs, particularly in the emergency department where patients are high-risk and [...]

December 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Don’t Sue Me Bro

You walk into your doctor’s office with a headache. Like most people, before you made the appointment you did a quick Google search with your symptoms, and are now convinced you have a brain tumor—a meningioma maybe. WebMD says that [...]

December 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

CMS demands technology utopia in hospitals

The advancement of health information technology is surely becoming one of the foremost changes in the American health care system. Assuming the adoption of more advanced technologies will improve quality and efficiency, several recent federal [...]

November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Do EHRs Improve Quality of Care?

Over the past few years, use of electronic health records (EHRs) have grown exponentially. However, there has not been definitive proof that EHRs help improve quality and lower costs of health care. This article reviews whether having complementary [...]

November 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Cheating the system

The controversial practice of using electronic health record (EHR) systems to “upcode” Medicare claims has attracted the attention of policymakers and triggered targeted audits by the Department of Health and Human Services. “Upcoding” [...]

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

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