internal medicine

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Doctors Tell All—And It’s Bad

Meghan O'Rourke | The Atlantic | October 14, 2014

A crop of books by disillusioned physicians reveals a corrosive doctor-patient relationship at the heart of our health-care crisis...

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EHRs May Help Save Lives From Sepsis

Erin McCann | HealthIT News | March 21, 2014

Here's another reason why those multi-million dollar electronic health record systems might be finally paying off, in terms of lives potentially saved.  According to new research, EHRs can be used to predict the early stages of sepsis, one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., responsible for killing some 210,000 people each year.

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Out With the Old...Wait, Not in Health Care

The last company still manufacturing VCRs announced it has ceased their production. VCRs had a good run, most households had one, but their time has passed.  Meanwhile, the stethoscope is celebrating its 200th birthday, and is still virtually the universal symbol for health care professionals. There has got to be a moral in there somewhere. VCRs revolutionized our TV viewing experience. We could record television shows to not only watch programs at our own convenience, but we could also fast forward through commercials! We could watch the movies we wanted, when we wanted to, in the comfort of our own homes. Video rental outlets popped up everywhere, from boutique neighborhood stores to wildly successful chains like Blockbuster...

The Problem of “Copy and Paste” in Electronic Records

Skeptical Scalpel | Skeptical Scalpel | July 7, 2017

A study of 23,630 internal medicine progress notes written by 460 different hospitalists, residents, and medical students found that a mean of only 18% of the text was created by hand with 46% copied and pasted from previous note or somewhere else and 36% imported from another part of the record such as a medication list. The analysis, done at the University of California San Francisco*, was possible because the Epic electronic medical record used there can provide the provenance of every character entered in a progress note...

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