Do you have a heart condition? If you are seeking a second opinion, it’s important that the hospital or medical center you are considering has a lot of experience treating patients with the same condition as you.
It makes sense to get a second opinion when you face a medical condition that is life-changing or even life-threatening, says Jonathan Schaffer, MD MBA, orthopaedic surgeon and Managing Director of the MyConsult® Online Medical Second Opinion program.
Contributor: A. Marc Harrison, MD, CEO, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi When it became possible to digitize medical records, it made life better for patients. The Electronic Medical Record (EMR) has had far-reaching effects on medicine – driving up access, safety, transparency, operational excellence and quality. Very few patients around the world have free access to … Read More
Over the last few years, you may have noticed that your healthcare provider, who once carried a clipboard and pen, now uses a computer to document your appointments. This is a sweeping, mandated change. By 2015, providers who do not transition to an electronic medical record will be penalized according to the Health Information for … Read More
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You’ve probably noticed your doctor interacting with another face in the examination room during your visit: a computer screen. Rather than jotting down notes in a paper file, the doc is building an electronic patient record of your health. Electronic Medical Records (EMR) put patients’ records at the fingertips of medical professionals who need them … Read More