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Caution Urged When Using EHR Shortcut Features

Caution Urged When Using EHR Shortcut Features

Information should be checked and updated to avoid cloning and up-coding.

Antiatherosclerotic Activity ID'd for MTX, Adalimumab in RA

Antiatherosclerotic Activity ID'd for MTX, Adalimumab in RA

Activity may be mediated by effects on lipoprotein functions, macrophage metabolism.

Large Practices Focused on Small Selection of EHR Products

Large Practices Focused on Small Selection of EHR Products

Sixty percent of responses from clinicians in large practices were from users of 10 EHR products.

Front Desk Staff Has Key Role in Managing Practice Cash Flow

Front Desk Staff Has Key Role in Managing Practice Cash Flow

Tips to implement include verification of insurance status, collection at time of service, ease of payment.

Statins, Fibrates Linked to 30% Lower Stroke Risk in Elderly

Statins, Fibrates Linked to 30% Lower Stroke Risk in Elderly

But no association between statins and lower risk of coronary heart disease in this group.

Hospital Stays Longer Without Prophylactic Laxatives

Hospital Stays Longer Without Prophylactic Laxatives

Findings among elderly congestive heart failure patients taking laxatives at home.

Washington D.C. Nabs Highest American Fitness Index Ranking

Washington D.C. Nabs Highest American Fitness Index Ranking

Followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul and San Diego as places that encourage exercise.

Admission Not Necessary for Many ER Patients With Chest Pain

Admission Not Necessary for Many ER Patients With Chest Pain

Vast majority who have normal cardiac test results are in no immediate danger, researchers say.

Tips Provided for Doctors Who Want to Move to Private Practice

Tips Provided for Doctors Who Want to Move to Private Practice

Physicians should prepare carefully; consider finances, legal issues, and insurance.

Patients With ICDs Fare Better When More Active

Patients With ICDs Fare Better When More Active

Those who are most active soon after getting heart device tend to live longer.

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