May 10, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have made available detailed information on federal initiatives to promote the use of electronic health records. 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 9, 2012
A new handbook published by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT covers the importance of privacy and security in the use of EHRs and how to conduct best practices to safeguard health information. MORE

Patient care

May 8, 2012
Springtime can bring an influx of patients with strains, pains and injuries sustained while housecleaning or doing yard work. Consider sending a reminder to patients advising them that, of the millions of home-related injuries that occur each year, many result from household cleaning. MORE

Compliance

May 9, 2012
Tom Sullivan, editor of Government Health IT (sister publication of PhysBizTech) spoke with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Senior Program Officer Michael Painter, MD, about Stage 2’s impact on public and population health and related issues. The transcript of that conversation follows. MORE

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Blog

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
Health exchange standards finally surfacing
May 08, 2012 | Hannah King
HIEs have to talk to each other in order to source data across cities and states so that information can be where the... 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.