Severity of hot flashes may predict hip fracture risk

Scientists suggested that the severity of hot flashes may help predict the risk of hip fractures among menopausal and postmenopausal women.

The Exscribe orthopedic advantage: Workflow adaptation [Video]

TranscriptWelcome back!One of the most advantageous aspects of…

Results from ICD-10 Acknowledgement Testing Week highlight problem areas

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently performed an ICD-10 acknowledgement test that showed the areas of the system that are working  and others that needed improvement..

Pregabalin may not be effective for off-label treatment of spinal stenosis

A team of researchers from the University of Rochester Department of Neurosurgery asserted that pregabalin, which is sold under the name Lyrica, is not effective as an off-label prescription treatment for spinal stenosis of the lumbar spine.

Body mass index may impact remission from rheumatoid arthritis

Most treatment strategies used against rheumatoid arthritis are intended to relieve pain and induce inflammation.

Why do so few patients use patient portals?

When it comes to the benefits of electronic health records, access to patient portals is one of the most significant.

Providers need to rethink recommendations for meniscal tear surgery

Researchers suggested that a common surgical procedure used to repair torn meniscuses may actually drive the development of osteoarthritis for a significant number of patients.

How is interoperability affecting patient privacy?

One of the most advantageous aspects of electronic health records is that they encourage interoperability.

The Exscribe orthopedic advantage: Everything under one roof [Video]

TranscriptHi everyone!The Exscribe orthopedic solution offers…

Study supports value of hip replacement among juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients

Hip replacement surgery is beneficial for patients younger than 35 years of age.

ICD-10 implementation deadline receives support

It was announced recently that the House Energy & Commerce and Rules committees - major committees within Congress - voiced their backing of the ICD-10 deadline.

Stage 2 meaningful use attestations remain discouraging

The number of eligible hospitals that successfully attested for stage 2 meaningful use significantly increased between the start of November and December. 

The Exscribe Orthopedic Advantage: One click protocols [VIDEO]

The Exscribe orthopedic electronic health record system is the…

How to survive a meaningful use audit [Video]

Every practice that's receiving electronic health system incentive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Incentive Programs is subject to a meaningful use audit at any time.

CMS extends hospital 2014 meaningful use reporting deadline

On Nov. 23, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that both eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals now have until Dec. 31 to apply for meaningful use attestation for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program 2014 reporting year.

EHR alerts may drive physicians to quit

Incessant EHR alerts may be conditioning physicians to ignore them outright or simply leave their positions.

Hip replacement a good option for young arthritis patients

Patients under 35 years old with chronic arthritis fare exceptionally well during recoveries from hip replacements.

3 ways ICD-10 will improve patient care [VIDEO]

Although most physicians and hospitals have become well-versed on all aspects of ICD-9, it was implemented back in 1979 and simply isn't up-to-date with essential factors like new diseases.