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eDocTalk: December 2012

December 2012

From Lewis Low, M.D.: On turning 50, colonoscopies and the patient experience

These days all the talk is about value in health care. As a physician and administrator, I generally equate value with efficiency and outcomes. But in my recent experience as a patient, the most valuable things to me were being treated in a caring and dignified way, as well as getting a good outcome ... Read more>> 

Medicare, Medicaid cuts loom at both state and federal levels

A top concern as a result of the Nov. 6 election continues to be potential cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, specifically hospital and physician reimbursements. Providers will need to follow these issues closely and continue to advocate for solutions that offer the greatest benefit to our patients and the communities we serve ... Read more>>

Look for more construction and renovations in FY2014

Planning is under way today for a number of construction and facility renovations currently budgeted for Legacy Health’s 2014 fiscal year (April 2013-March 2014) ... Read more>>

Comprehensive cardiac rehab services include health club programs

Did you know that Legacy Health provides supervised cardiac wellness services at three Portland metro health clubs? Read more>>

Social media misuse leads to physician’s termination

With the ever-growing popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, there is an increased risk that health information will become public and violate patient privacy ... Read more>>

Control infection! Manage pain! Know your codes!

Check out this year’s guidelines on everything from flu vaccines to preventing falls, anticoag therapy to ordering restraints. Our Education for Medical Staff even covers recognizing signs of physician impairment ... Read it all here>>

Careful with cut-and-paste notes

Insurance companies are scrutinizing "cut-and-paste" progress notes. Here is a listing of what to include and not include ... Read more>> 

Register now for the March 1 Health Literacy Conference

Learn about health literacy issues and increase your own skills. Get CME credit at a reasonable cost ... Read more>>

Just one question: WebMD

How often do you refer patients to WebMD or other online sites for information? Answer the poll here>>

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