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FMA Magazine - Q2 2013

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What's Happening in Medicine Kicking the paper habit Hygiene under surveillance Medical Test Price Check It may be the era of EHRs, but many health care professionals are still relying on Post-it notes and other paper reminders when it comes to patient records. Do you need a reminder to wash your hands in the exam room? Physicians who know how much hospitals charge for certain lab tests order fewer of them or look for cheaper options. Read more. Read more. Source: HIMSS Wire Quotable Using the word 'death' for a hospital slogan doesn't make sense. Source: Time Read more. PR expert Harry Hoover on Gastonia, N.C.-based CaroMont Health's controversial "Cheat Death" slogan, which was intended to inspire residents to adopt healthier habits. The tagline has since been scrapped. Bedside manner matters Source: Bloomberg 1. Difficulty of use 2. Lack of training Source: Charlotte Business Journal 3. Insufficient vendor support Four things you hate about EHRs "If a doctor and patient have a strong relationship, even if something goes wrong, they are less likely to sue for it," says Robin Diamond, chief patient safety officer for The Doctors Company, the FMA's officially endorsed medical malpractice insurance carrier. 4. Decreased efficiency Read more. Read more. Source: Healthcare Business & Technology Source: Wall Street Journal Danger in the spice rack Practices roll out the red carpet to attract doctors The American Academy of Pediatrics is warning doctors and parents to be aware of a dangerous YouTube fad. Physician demand is at an all-time high, and medical practices are rolling out the red carpet to recruit new doctors. Read more. Read more. Source: The Associated Press Compiled and written by Erika D. Peterman Source: Medical Group Management Association

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