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Compressing the Curve

The mandated and subsidized EMR program of the past decade achieved the goal of rapid adoption, but the cost of seriously damaging the normal process of technology development.

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Would You Rather?

The advent of large-scale EMR systems has eliminated the natural mutations that are necessary for any complex system to adapt and change.

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Miller Time

There is a fundamental reality about the purpose of electronic medical records that will forever add to physician frustrations with these systems.

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Docs vs. The Machine

A recent article by Dr. Atul Gawande summarizes well why physicians are dissatisfied with their EMR and offers some insights into the underlying reasons that make the problem hard to solve.

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Lemuel and the Little People

Increasingly, healthcare, like the rest of the economy, is bifurcating into either massive organizations or very small ones with little in between.

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Sausage for Breakfast

We now begin the process of sorting through the mixed messages sent from voters.

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Drug Smugglers

A creative program from the state of Utah takes cost savings way out of the box.

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California Imports

Over 55 million people are now covered by a managed Medicaid plan, which increasingly come with more administrative hassles as well as low payment rates.

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Save the Salt Shakers

Members of Congress send a letter to CMS asking the agency to reconsider proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

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Website Sleuthing

AC Wellness is a new venture into employee care from a surprising new entrant that provides a glimpse into how certain large employers are thinking about healthcare.

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Tim Coan, ALN’s CEO, writes an insightful and witty blog three times a week about a variety of topics relevant to independent physician practices.

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