Avicenna Medical Blog

A Smarter EHR?

Posted by Yehuda Bechar on Mon, Sep 13, 2010 @ 10:22 PM

Much has been made of the introduction of Electronic Health ( or Medical ) Records as a means of controlling health costs and improving quality. Despite the medical community’s quick embrace of technology to treat disease, physicians have been reluctant to adopt medical records to the same degree as other technologies. Many have characterized physicians as stodgy curmudgeons, stubbornly clinging their antiquated, overstuffed records in the face of rapidly evolving times. The reality is that you...
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Taking Care of Patients with Chronic Conditions

Posted by Yehuda Bechar on Mon, Jun 07, 2010 @ 04:12 PM

First lets define "chronic condition". There are many definitions of  "chronic condition", some more expansive than others. I would characterize it as any condition that requires ongoing adjustments by the affected person and interactions with the health care system.As I mentioned on a previous blog (Chronic Disease Management and Adverse Drug Events) the care of patients with chronic conditions needs to be improved and streamlined.Some deficiencies that exist today include: • Rushed...
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Chronic Disease Management and Adverse Drug Events

Posted by Yehuda Bechar on Mon, May 03, 2010 @ 11:39 AM

Here are the facts:

"One of six Americans who visit emergency rooms due to adverse drug-related events will need to be hospitalized. Drugs that commonly require monitoring in outpatient settings accounted for over half of all unintentional drug overdoses that resulted in an emergency room visit.  With monitoring, clinicians can adjust the patient's dosage to prevent avoidable adverse events."

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Anticoagulation Management and Patient Education

Posted by Yehuda Bechar on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 @ 08:45 PM

How can I make sure all my patients have the information they need to be safe?

That is a common question we get from many of our clinics. We develop chronic disease management software with configurations for many different specialties.  But one thing they all have in common is the education page.

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