Cost of Electronic Medical Records Systems for Doctors–Subscription Models Can Save Money and Time

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Several doctors across the country are citing that the cost of medical records, the business operations are getting to be expensive as a private practice.  In the news several doctors have been interviewed of late and have stated this is a growing concern if the practice can withstand the transition.  Electronic medical records do come in all sizes and prices and there are subscription models that are affordable.  The days of purchasing a system for an installation on a local based server seem to be slowing down for a couple of reasons, expense and maintenance.  Continue reading: Cost of Electronic Medical Records Systems for Doctors–Subscription Models Can Save Money and Time

Some Doctors Cite that EHRs and Related Costs are One of the Underlying Reasons Private Practice Doctors Are Seeking Employment

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This report has a few different twists and turns to it and this is a survey but it does make one point about the frustrations and costs that private practices think about today.  We all know the way of the future is electronic medical records in one format or another and the choices are there.  Over half of the doctors mentioned that the government requirements combined with all the changes with managed care was becoming a lot to handle, and take care of patients too. Continue reading: Some Doctors Cite that EHRs and Related Costs are One of the Underlying Reasons Private Practice Doctors Are Seeking Employment

MIT Working On A New System to Disambiguate Words Used in Doctor’s Clinical Notes–Topic Modeling

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Word-sense disambiguation is not as easy as it sounds when you have two or more meanings for one word.  MIT is now using what is called “Topic Modeling” to determine which meaning is correct.  In the English language most double meanings are usually not even close however with clinical terminology that may not always be the case.  Continue reading: MIT Working On A New System to Disambiguate Words Used in Doctor’s Clinical Notes–Topic Modeling