May 11, 2012
Physicians are no longer laggards when it comes to accepting and using digital devices and media. A Manhattan Research study found that physicians’ device and digital media adoption are evolving much faster than anticipated, especially when it comes to tablets. MORE
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Business

May 10, 2012
A two-year, $11 billion program announced May 9 by the Department of Health & Human Services will align Medicaid payments for primary care with payments made through Medicare. MORE

Technology

May 11, 2012
A trial program formulated by mobile health app store Happtique will enable physicians in all specialties to prescribe mHealth apps to patients. Company officials said more physician-to-patient services will improve compliance and health outcomes. MORE

Patient care

May 11, 2012
Individuals with high blood pressure could benefit from a combination of telemonitoring and pharmacist support, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2012 this week in Atlanta. MORE

Compliance

May 11, 2012
In a May 9 letter to the Department of Health & Human Services, AHIMA held firm in its opposition to any further delays in the ICD-10 compliance deadline. MORE

ZirMed Fact of the Month

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Blog

Survey of cancer patients shows desire to plug in
May 11, 2012 | Jeff Rowe
A survey of cancer patients conducted this past winter may show a way to get the public more plugged into managing their health... MORE
Is telemedicine mobile health?
May 10, 2012 | Doug Smith, MD
By closing the gap between system developers and end-users, mobile technology will come closer to fulfilling its potential. MORE
ICD-10 essentials for busy physicians who would rather be doing something else -- depression and anxiety
May 09, 2012 | Rhonda Butler
This post looks at documentation and coding in ICD-10 for people who typically are on prescribed antidepressants or anti-... MORE

Featured Podcast

In this audio interview with PhysBizTech Editor Frank Irving, Steven Zuckerman, MD, who operates a solo neurology practice in Baton Rouge, La., discusses his use of voice recognition technology. Dr. Zuckerman describes the technology’s ease of use and mentions that it helped him qualify for an $18,000 EHR Incentive Program payment.