The first part of this article, which appeared in the August issue, discussed the benefits of the electronic health record, how to decide whether it is justified for a particular practice, and how to select and purchase a system. This second part provides guidance for installation and implementation.
Urothiliasis afflicts 7%-13% of the population and has a recurrence rate of up to 50% at five years. In the United States, the economic burden of treatment and lost productivity was estimated at $2.1 billion in 2001.
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are facing substantive challenges with the onset of the new Medicare Part D prescription drug program, a new survey by the American Kidney Fund (AKF) reports.
Millions of investors have been racing to buy exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Like index mutual funds, ETFs track benchmarks, such as the Standard Poors 500-stock index. But ETFs trade constantly on stock exchanges, while mutual funds are priced once a day.
Local standards of practice should be relegated to the horse-and-buggy era where they started. They can discourage advances in medical practice and place extra burdens on physicians, especially those who practice in more than one state.