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  • Doctors Disagree on Efficiency of Electronic Medical Records (video)

    06/20/2014 6:12:24 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 16 replies ^ | 6/20/14 | Andrew Kauffman
    COLUMBIA - Electronic medical records, or EMRs, have given some physicians joy and others nightmares. The federal government mandated all health care providers in the U.S. switch to EMRs by January 1, 2014. EMRs replaced the previous medical records systems done by hand on paper. The days of the 4-inch thick patient chart are over. "We knew it was coming, we knew we had to do it." said Tom Selva, chief medical officer at University Hospital. But University Hospital was always ahead of the game. It switched to an EMR provider 15 years ago when it started using Cerner, based...
  • One Doctor’s Viral Letter Exposes the Harrowing Reality of Obamacare’s ‘War Against Doctors’

    03/28/2014 5:34:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    IJReview ^ | 3-28-14 | Emily Hulsey
    In an address to the House on Wednesday, Alabama Representative Mo Brooks read aloud a letter sent to him by Dr. Marlin Gill of Decatur. The letter holds nothing back while detailing the excessive costs and regulations that Dr. Gill calls Obamacare’s “war against doctors.” Here is the full text of the letter, courtesy of Rep. Brooks’ office: Dear Congressman Brooks, As a practicing family physician, I plead for help against what I can best characterize as Washington’s war against doctors. The medical profession has never before remotely approached today’s stress, work hours, wasted costs, decreased efficiency, and declining ability...
  • The Electronic-Medical-Records Wreck - Doctors have their own Obamacare nightmare to deal with.

    10/23/2013 5:00:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 23, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    <p>Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, a Philadelphia orthopedic surgeon, has a timely reminder for everyone encountering the federal health-care-exchange meltdown: “If you think signing up for Obamacare is a nightmare, ask your doctor how the EMR mandate is going.”</p> <p>Bingo.</p> <p>The White House finally acknowledged the spectacular public disaster of Obamacare’s Internet exchange infrastructure during Monday’s Rose Garden infomercial. But President ShamWow and his sales team are AWOL on the bureaucratic ravages of the federal electronic-medical-records mandate.</p>
  • Analysis: Some Republicans see new scandal in Sebelius fundraising

    05/22/2013 7:11:04 AM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 21, 2013 4:06am EDT | David Morgan
    (Reuters) - With the White House already reeling from three major controversies, some Republican lawmakers are zeroing in on what they perceive is another possible scandal tied to President Barack Obama's landmark health reform law just as it nears implementation. On top of the troubles the administration is facing over its handling of the attack on the Benghazi mission, the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, and the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press phone records, Republicans hope to target Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. They are questioning her soliciting of funds on behalf of a non-profit...
  • EHR: The Grand Illusion (electronic health records)

    03/15/2010 8:14:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 986+ views
    Family Practice News ^ | March 1, 2010 | CRAIG M. WAX, D.O.
    DR. WAX is a family physician based in Mullica Hill, N.J. He reports having no conflicts of interest related to this editorial.I consider myself a computer literate physician. In high school, I taught myself to program in BASIC on my Atari 800, which had a whopping 48K RAM. In college, I transitioned to the Apple Macintosh. At medicine morning rounds, I saw the Palm Pilot Pro and had to have one. I've been desktop and mobile computing ever since. I had spent the past 6 years investigating electronic health record (EHR) systems when, finally, on Black Friday 2009, I took...
  • Doctors Raise Doubts on Digital Health Data (another Obama "job creator" fading fast)

    03/26/2009 3:38:55 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 33 replies · 941+ views
    ny times ^ | 3/25/2009 | STEVE LOHR
    Now that the federal government plans to spend $19 billion to spur the use of computerized patient records, the challenge of adopting the technology widely and wisely is becoming increasingly apparent. Two articles, to be published on Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, point to the formidable obstacles to achieving the policy goal of not only installing electronic health records, but also using them to improve care and curb costs. One article reports that only 9 percent of the nation’s hospitals have electronic health records, based on a survey of nearly 3,000 hospitals. The study, financed by the...
  • The Computer Will See You Now

    03/07/2009 1:46:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 808+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 6, 2009 | ANNE ARMSTRONG-COBEN
    FOR 20 years, I practiced pediatric medicine with a “paper chart.” I would sit with my young patients and their families, chart in my lap, making eye contact and listening to their stories. I could take patients’ histories in the order they wanted to tell them or as I wanted to ask. I could draw pictures of birthmarks, rashes or injuries. I loved how patients could participate in their own charts — illustrating their cognitive development as they went from showing me how they could draw a line at age 2 and a circle at 3 to proudly writing their...
  • Kill the Porkulus

    02/12/2009 4:57:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies · 855+ views
    vanity | Feb 12, 2009 | neverdem
    There are many reasons to object to this stinking pile from adding up debt that will increase inflation, taxes and interest rates when its effects are really felt down the road to repeating another Great Society version 2.0. The stimulus was supposed to be targeted, timely and temporary, but Porkulus isn't. Much of it will lead to permanent increases in the Federeal budget, especially in healthcare. Tom Dascle is gone, but his plan remains which is basically rationing with one size fits all.There’s Socialized Medicine Burried in Obama’s Trillion Dollar Debt PlanThat vision involves using large government bureaucracy and computer...
  • Doctors Divided on Use of Electronic Records

    06/18/2008 4:46:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 110+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 19, 2008 | STEVE LOHR
    A government-sponsored survey of the use of computerized patient records by physicians points to two seemingly contradictory conclusions, and a health care system at odds with itself. The report, published online on Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, found that doctors who use electronic health records say overwhelmingly that they have helped improve the quality and timeliness of care. Yet fewer than one in five of the nation’s physicians have started using such records. Bringing patient records into the computer age, experts say, is crucial to improving care, reducing errors and containing costs in the American health care...
  • Military Medical Breach Revealed - Unencrypted Data Sent Via Internet

    07/21/2007 12:27:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 707+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2007 | Ellen Nakashima and Renae Merle
    A government contractor handling sensitive health information for 867,000 U.S. service members and their families acknowledged yesterday that some of its employees sent unencrypted data -- such as medical appointments, treatments and diagnoses -- across the Internet. Air Force investigators are probing the security breach at Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) of San Diego, an $8 billion defense contractor that holds sensitive government contracts, including for information security. The breach was discovered in May and involved data being processed by SAIC under nine health-care data contracts for the military. It was detected during routine scanning for questionable network traffic by...
  • Many Hospitals Resist Computerized Patient Care

    04/07/2004 8:35:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 834+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 6, 2004 | MILT FREUDENHEIM
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"/> April 6, 2004 Many Hospitals Resist Computerized Patient CareBy MILT FREUDENHEIM or years, technology has been held out as an important way to curb the scourge of medical errors. President Bush and Senator John Kerry have each called for a bigger commitment to computerization to reduce the 98,000 avoidable deaths a year that an eye-opening federal report in 1999 said might be caused by mistakes of doctors, nurses and other hospital personnel. Yet even now, despite pressure from large employers, unions and health care advocacy groups - and aggressive marketing by vendors -...
  • Sen. Clinton Proposes Health Care System

    01/13/2004 8:10:51 AM PST · by neverdem · 37 replies · 175+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Jan 12, 2004 | SARA KUGLER
    NEW YORK (AP) Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to focus this year on improving health care, beginning with a proposal designed to modernize the sharing of medical information nationwide. The senator, who as first lady presided over a failed effort at health care overhaul, told a gathering of about 100 New York City health care leaders at a Manhattan hospital on Monday that the current system "often seems fragmented, redundant, inefficient and bureaucratic." "Americans need a new, modern, 21st-century version of health care delivery, based on the premise of information in the hands of the right people at the right...