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Personal Contact Reduces Readmission Rates

New research suggests that adding a personal touch to the doctor-patient relationship after discharge from the hospital may help to lower readmission rates of patients.…

End of Life Care Improvements

End of Life Care Improvements According to a new report, Medicare patients are experiencing improvements in the end of life care that they receive. Specifically,…

EMR and Mental Health

A recent study released in The International Journal of Medical Informatics suggests that the inclusion of a psychiatric patient’s psychiatric records within their electronic medical…

EMR Software and Malpractice

For any physician, the potential of having to address a malpractice claim represents a major area of concern. It is thus in the best interest…

Anesthesia Documentation Lagging

A survey taken by the Academic Health Sciences Centre of Canada and published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine found wide-ranging inconsistencies between recorded…

New Action Set Reduces Hospital Readmissions

A new set of protocols has been found to be effective in reducing the number of patient readmissions following their initial discharge. The Re-engineered Discharge…

Hospital Readmission Rates are Down

Hospital Readmission Rates are Down New data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services shows that there has been improvement in hospital readmission rates…

Medicare Spending Doesn’t Lead to Increase

Increased Medicare Spending on Advanced Cancer Care Doesn’t Lead to Increase in Survival Rates A new study has called into question the notion that increased…

CMS Extends Payment Programs

CMS Extends Payment Programs for Rural and Low-Volume Hospitals Rural and low volume hospitals will be experiencing a bit of good fortune in the coming…

Infection Rates Are On the Decline

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that hospitals are making headway in reducing patient infection rates. CDC Infection Findings…

Universal EMR Implementation in Taiwan

In the United States, current regulations and incentives have been put in place to pave the way for more widespread usage of EMR technology. In…

EMR Software: Domestic & Abroad

EMR Software: Domestic and Abroad Though there was a time when patients and doctors were weary of such things, many people are growing accustomed to…

Medical Billing in a Touch Economy

Medical Billing in a Tough Economy Across the United States, and around the globe, many families are feeling the pangs of an ailing economy. The…