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Bloodstream infections prompt sterile product recall August 12, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Bloodstream infections prompt sterile-use product recall
All sterile-use products produced and distributed by Specialty Compounding of Cedar Park, Texas, are being recalled and none of these products should be administered to patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cited recent reports of bacterial bloodstream infections potentially related to the company's calcium gluconate infusions.
How to select a provider-centric software partner August 12, 2013 | Erica W. Newcomb - Director of User Experience at PointClear Solutions
How to select a provider-centric software partner
Now, more than ever, we as consumers are empowered by technology to engage the healthcare industry and take control of our health and our healthcare data. However, a question remains: Shouldn't we also be concerned with the intuitive design and user experience of healthcare applications for the clinical side?
Physicians must heighten mobile security August 08, 2013 | Anthony Brown, CCP - Director of Information Technology, Medical Management Professionals, Inc.
Physician groups must heighten mobile security
A consistent concern of all healthcare stakeholders is protection of information and privacy. Physicians and practice leaders need to determine what will be the right solution given the size and scope of their practice -- which will not be the same for every group.
Report says litigation not to blame for high healthcare costs August 08, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Report says litigation not to blame for high healthcare costs
Medical malpractice payments made on behalf of doctors fell to a historic low in 2012, according to a newly released report from advocacy group Public Citizen.
25 questions for vetting EHR vendors August 07, 2013 | David Doyle - CEO of CRT Medical Systems
25 questions for vetting potential EHR vendors
When your practice is ready to purchase an electronic health record system, you'll want to be sure you've thoroughly checked out each vendor finalist before you sign that contract.
Answer to healthcare's million dollar question could snag $2M in rewards August 05, 2013 | Eric Wicklund - Senior Editor
Answer to healthcare's million dollar question could snag $2M in rewards
The Knight Foundation is levying its lance alongside a quartet of healthcare's heavy hitters to spur new ideas to harness healthcare data technology for community health.
Narrowing physician access puts pharma in a bind July 30, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Oncologists have a reputation to maintain -- and according to the latest report from ZS Associates, when it comes to fortifying against pharmaceutical sales representatives, the specialty remains characteristically staunch for the second year in a row.
Enhance usability, practice value with highly configurable EMRs July 29, 2013 | Mike Jenkins, MBA, PMP - CEO of BuildYourEMR
Enhance usability, practice value with highly configurable EMRs
To ensure high EMR usability, physicians must first fully assess their needs and practice workflow. The next step is to identify EMRs that meet, or can be configured to meet, current processes by enabling folders, forms and workflows to be electronically reproduced.

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