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On June 1, 2010 By Sarah Duncan July 24, 2010
Ten years ago, Jerri Nielsen made headlines when she biopsied a lump in her breast, electronically sent images of the tissue to an oncologist, and, when the lump was diagnosed as cancerous, administered her own chemotherapy while consulting with doctors via video conference and email. The amazing thing was that she did this [...]Continue Reading →
On November 9, 2008 By JETLaw November 9, 2008
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently changed their policy so that they no longer pay for “never events” in hospitals. Never events are exactly what they sound like, and include incidents such as foreign bodies being left in a patient after surgery. Other events include wrong site surgery and infections acquired in [...]Continue Reading →
Most businesses and individuals have come to the conclusion that the internet is not simply a passing fad. (This thing might actually catch on!) The one exception to that-your doctor’s office.
Last week, the New York Times reported that most doctors’ offices are not using electronic health records. Instead, most offices rely on the ubiquitous paper [...]Continue Reading →
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