While the physician community generally supports patients having access to their own laboratory test results as proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services, they are also concerned about being inadvertently left out of the care equation.
A study by the Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality finds that physician practices and pharmacies are both keen on e-prescribing's ability to improve safety and save time -- but that both groups face barriers to realizing its full potential.
Whether it's meaningful use or simply finding the right personnel, 2012 promises to be chock-full of tricky IT issues for physician practices. Bob Dean, vice president of technology at ChartLogic, gives us the top 10 challenges for physician practices in the new year.
PhysBizTech's sister publication Healthcare IT News interviewed three solo practitioners who have met Stage 1 meaningful use guidelines, and asked what advice they might have for other solo practitioners or small practices.