Category Archives: News and stories

News and stories from the health information world.

Healthcare — the debate segment you weren’t paying attention to

Let’s be honest – by the time the Oct. 9 presidential debate turned to healthcare, most of us weren’t paying attention to the candidates’ words – we were just yelling comebacks and insults at the screen. So in case you … Continue reading

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What in the world is that?

Have you ever wanted to search for an item, but you didn’t know what to call it?  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just take a picture and search that way?  Now you can … in more ways than … Continue reading

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Be prepared — part two

Last week, NEMT President Linda Allard blogged about preparing our business and home offices for recovery in the event of a natural disaster. At the same time, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its federal disaster preparedness requirements … Continue reading

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Where have all the doctors gone?

In case you missed it, a recent study commissioned by the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that by 2025, the U.S. will face a shortage of 61,700-94,700 physicians. It’s not entirely surprising — the cost of education has been … Continue reading

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Study shows alarming error rate in EHR documentation

I recently read some interesting statistics about the completeness and veracity of paper medical records compared to data entered into EHRs. A study was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association about retrospective research done on 500 … Continue reading

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