This is bizarre. It turns out that many doctors don’t know what the real, FDA-approved indications are for the medications they’re prescribing. In a Wall Street Journal article that discusses the risks of off-label uses for prescription drugs, the author cites a 2009 study of 1,199 physicians (mostly primary care doctors and psychiatrists) that […]
The following Advisory Board presentation by David Katz does an excellent job highlighting the role of clinical IT and data in the transformation of the overall Healthcare landscape. I particularly like the breakdown of reform into phases over time.
Electronic Health Records (EHRs) continue at the center of the National debate on improving quality of care and stemming the tide of rising healthcare costs. Providers are heavily invested in EHRs and their investments continue to rise dramatically. However, inspite of the huge investments being made, organizations do not seek regular check ups and ‘second’ […]
Ok, we have all been hearing, reading and discussing Meaningful Use for over a year now. ARRA this, HITECH that, I’m sure everyone is ready for a change. However it doesn’t look like it will be going away any time soon (if ever), so the real question is how does your organization get real value […]