Researchers learn more about juvenile arthritis

The reasons why some children develop arthritis is currently unknown and has traditionally stumped orthopedic professionals.

It may be hard, but meaningful use is worth it

Information technology has dominated the healthcare industry.

Technology played major role in Boston marathon crisis

The bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon on April 15 have left fresh wounds in many people's hearts, especially as the news revealed that three victims died and about 180 were seen in emergency departments among 13 of the city's hospitals.

Meaningful use audits to come

According to federal officials, 5 percent of all healthcare professionals participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' electronic health record incentive programs will be audited for their compliance with the criteria of meaningful use.

Feds still not happy about meaningful use program

On April 23, six Republican senators sent a letter to Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and released a whitepaper, both of which addressed their concerns with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' electronic health record incentive programs.

Orthopedics to show major growth in coming years

The field of orthopedics has grown significantly over the past few years, and doctors can save lives much more easily than they could decades ago.

Study identifies common pediatric fractures and their causes

Thanks to electronic health records, it is easier than ever before for doctors to diagnose broken bones.

CMS continues to work on meaningful use programs

When it comes to meaningful use, there is still a great deal of confusion lingering among healthcare professionals.

Obesity epidemic continues to pose challenges to orthopedics

The growing prevalence of obesity in the U.S. is an ongoing problem for orthopedic medicine.

Smoking found to increase odds of complications during fracture recovery

The health hazards of smoking cigarettes on the respiratory system are well-known, but up until now, there has been little research on how tobacco use might affect healing of orthopaedic fractures.

CMS releases guidance on stage 2 clinical quality measures

With the attestation deadline for stage 2 of meaningful use right around the corner, healthcare professionals have a lot to accomplish in the upcoming months to further their electronic health record implementation process.

ONC launches meaningful use challenge for states

Time is of the essence, as orthopaedic professionals have a limited amount of time before they have to attest to stage 2 of meaningful use, and there is a lot to be done before deadline.

NCAA incident shocks basketball fans and orthopaedists

Basketball fans are stunned over the March 31 NCAA incident, when Kevin Ware, sophomore guard for the University of Louisville, went down and shocked viewers all over the country with his gruesome injury.

Researchers find potential new therapy for osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is affects a significant part of the older adult population in the U.S. and is the subject of many scientists' research efforts.

Practices should begin preparing for ICD-10 transition

Orthopaedists may have their work cut out for them as they continue to explore advanced functions on their electronic health record systems as they prepared for attesting to meaningful use