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eDocTalk newsletter for Legacy physicians

February 2013

Physician Medicare reimbursement cuts avoided … for now, but with a catch

Cuts to physician payments suspended as part of fiscal cliff deal, but hospitals hit with lower reimbursements. Read more>>

Would you use an app for that? From Lewis Low, M.D.

About a year ago I started using an iPhone. Before I got it, I was convinced that I really didn’t need it. I had a phone, I texted. I thought I was happy. Read more>>

Earn CME at the bedside while taking care of your patients

New format gives CME credit for researching a clinical question at the point-of-care. And new "do-it-yourself" Web-based services let physicians manage their Legacy CME online. Read more>>

$11,400 savings opportunity expires at the end of 2013

Legacy Health currently subsidizes private practice purchases of the Epic electronic health record, saving practices $11,400. Under federal rules, this is the final year the subsidy is allowed. Read more>>

Legacy Research Institute acquiring new simulation technology

Mimic dV-Trainer, coming in March, can measure robotic surgery and help improve performance with training exercises. Read more>>

March conferences for physicians

Physicians now can link from a patient’s chart in Epic directly to UpToDate™

Physicians and providers now can get to UpToDateTM clinical resource articles more easily in Epic. And because the articles you access are content-sensitive, you now have more point-of-care decision tools. Read more>>

Tech notes: Avoiding Heart Failure medication mismatch

Up to 90 percent of failures to meet the Heart Failure Core Measure result from a medication mismatch. Get tips here to avoid mismatches.

Use Epic to refer patients to hospice care

Legacy Home Hospice and Hopewell House are now 100 percent live on Epic. There is a new and improved process for referring your patient to hospice. Read more>>

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