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Is it time to press the MU pause button? August 02, 2013 | Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP
Should we keep the schedule for Stage 2 the same but introduce an option to help EPs and EHs avoid the penalty if they cannot completely meet Stage 2 requirements?
Checking up on health literacy August 01, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns
Health literacy and understanding doesn’t start and stop at the medication scrolls stapled to those white pharmacy bags.
Smart devices make smart practice partners July 31, 2013 | Lindy Benton
Mobile devices and applications have the power to put information and insight into providers' hands whenever they want while saving them money.
Individual mandate opposition gets new life July 29, 2013 | Anthony Brino
Efforts by Republican lawmakers to delay or repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate got renewed media coverage in July.
Yelp, Google…and Medicare July 26, 2013 | Zachary Landman, MD
Physicians and hospital groups should embrace the coming age of hospital shopping and comparison and seek to guide its best practice.
Clinical decision support resources have become a critical tool in managing the flood of clinical information and empowering physicians to have confidence in the decisions they make to treat patients.
Technology glut? Walk it off July 23, 2013 | Benjamin Harris
When combined, obesity, heart disease and diabetes cost as much as the U.S. defense budget. And we're throwing pills at it?
Crazy ideas July 22, 2013 | Rob Lamberts, MD
My care is no longer episodic, so why should my records be? I no longer need "visits" as units of commerce, and no longer need "problems" as the goods for which I am paid.
On the allure of organized medicine July 18, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns
One tends to be more empowered when they recognize where in a particular machine their cog fits. For physicians, according to AMA President-elect Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, that sense of security and control can arise with considerable strength from organized medicine.
The future of social media and healthcare July 17, 2013 | Jessica Velasco
Social media is perfectly positioned to help providers reach out to patients in a valuable, effective way.

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