WebMD Launches An Online Guide To Teach Americans About Obamacare

By Sy Mukherjee on August 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm WebMD has a new section of its site devoted to educating people about Obamacare Confused about Obamacare? Want to know more about your insurance options before open enrollment in October? Don’t even know what “open enrollment” means? The largest online health website in the country, WebMD, wants to help answer your questions. WedMD on Tuesday … Continue reading WebMD Launches An Online Guide To Teach Americans About Obamacare

TECHNOLOGY: New Website Will Disclose Payments To Doctors

By Ankita Rao For the first time, the government will make information about financial relationships between doctors, teaching hospitals and drug manufacturers publicly available. To comply with a provision in the Affordable Care Act, drug and device manufacturers, along with group purchasing organizations, will have to disclose all of their payments and other compensation to physicians and teaching hospitals. Those who don’t comply could be fined. The information … Continue reading TECHNOLOGY: New Website Will Disclose Payments To Doctors

Doctors: iPads More Useful Than Smartphones for Healthcare

Source: American College of Physicians Bigger is better.  Screen size, that is. Two reports based on a survey of nearly 1,400 physicians suggests that tablets are of greater use for clinical purposes than smartphones. “Mobile Usage in the Medical Space 2013″ and “Tablet Usage by Physicians 2013″ reveal that the most common activity of physicians who use an electronic health record (EHR) and use a smartphone or … Continue reading Doctors: iPads More Useful Than Smartphones for Healthcare

DR. LAMBERT on EMR for DPCs: ‘Why re-invent the EMR wheel?’

What I Need 15 Responses By Rob Lamberts, MD So, the question has been raised: why am I doing this?  Why re-invent the EMR wheel?  What is so different about what I am doing that makes it necessary to go through such a painful venture?  I ask myself this same question, actually. Here’s my answer to that question: What medical records offer: High focus on … Continue reading DR. LAMBERT on EMR for DPCs: ‘Why re-invent the EMR wheel?’