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How Genomics & Personalized Medicine May Impact Your Practice

If doctors could rely on crystal balls and peer into the genomics of each patient to prescribe the right treatment at the right time, then delivering Personalized Medicine (PM) would be easy and health, rather than disease, would be a way of life.


Preparing for the ICD-10 Compliance Deadline: One Expert’s View, the website for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, has a ICD-10 countdown clock running on its website. As of mid-April, it read something like: 170 Days, 9 Hours, 43 minutes and 47 seconds. But many practices are still scrambling to prepare for the Oct. 1 deadline.


A Solution to the $60B Appointment Cancellation Problem

Cancelled and missed appointments are a daily burden that disrupts the flow of patients and results in a loss of revenue for the medical practice. In fact, as much as $60 billion dollars in lost revenue can result from cancellations and no-shows.


Coding Strategies for Physicians as ICD-10 Deadline Looms

It’s about 7 and a half months away – the ICD-10 compliance date of Oct. 1. While some organizations are pushing for a two-year set-back, others are urging Congress to avoid further ICD-10 delays.


Lifestyle Medicine: A Transformative Force in Clinical Practice

Over the past two decades, with greater attention placed on treating the "whole person," the field of Lifestyle Medicine (LM) has been growing by leaps and bounds.


Google Glass Q&A: The Realistic Application for Doctors

What is the potential of wearable computers to improve and change health care? Healthcare and physical-activity monitoring devices such as cholesterol meters, pill dispensers and blood glucose meters could all tie into Google Glass via Bluetooth.


Bring-Your-Own-Device – But Make Sure Its Secure and Managed

BYOD. The vast majority of American workers use their personal smartphones for work –– Bring Your Own Device – and physicians are no exception.


EHR Optimization: Making the Most of a Disruptive Opportunity (Part 2)

In our last last article about EHR optimization, we looked at a case study from La Rabida Children's Hospital in Chicago; this week, we consider physician satisfaction with EHRs and some best practices for implementation.


Developing Smart EHR Workflows: One Physician's Experience

​Instituting a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) at La Rabida Children's Hospital was anything but glitch-free, said Rishi Agrawal, MD, attending physician at the small children's specialty hospital.


mHealth Insurance, Healthcare Trends: The Future is Coming to a Device Near You

A new kind of consumer-friendly insurance health company is employing technology in ways that make insurance intuitive, intelligent and simple.


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