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by adgrooms on May 8, 2019

We have spoken about the cost of EHRs but there is a not-yet-realized, potentially very valuable benefit. We are collecting huge amounts of data every second in health care. In other facets of life, big data is telling us more about ourselves from different perspectives. The collected health data has the capability to improve patient outcomes around the world.

Making meaningful use of ...

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by adgrooms on May 8, 2019

Time is money. With the implementation of EHRs, a doctor's workflow has changed drastically since the time of paper records. Doctors are expected to maintain the same volume of patients while navigating and logging more information than ever in a cumbersome EHR system. Can we quantify the wasting of time among the healthcare front lines?

Before anything happens in the EHR, you have to log ...

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by adgrooms on May 3, 2019

In my last post, I talked about a bill I received from a lab in error. The mistake was resolved, but not without some effort on my part. According to an article in Huffpo one researcher found that 30-40 percent of bills have mistakes and another researcher found the occurrence to ...

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by adgrooms on May 2, 2019

I am fortunate to work for a company that provides healthcare insurance, and thus my annual checkup doesn’t cost me anything. But in a recent trip to my physician for an annual check up, I had a little snafu with billing.

Everything went as normal, and after getting checked out by my physician, I went down the hall to get blood drawn to get sent to the lab. The tech filled up a couple of ...

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by adgrooms on May 1, 2019

Residency program guides can be a very helpful tool for doctors in training. Most programs have a guide that has been developed over a long period of time with a lot of information being added through experience and necessity. If you are starting a new program, you might not have a good idea of where to even start putting one together. What do the residents need?

Most start off with an ...

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