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Dec 28, 2006
Physician retiring after 66 years

By Margie Wuebker The (Celina) Daily Standard CELINA – Still practicing medicine at 93 years old, Dr. James J. Otis of Celina reminisces between some of his last scheduled appointments. Otis, better known as Dr. Jim, plans to retire at the end of the year, capping a 66-year career. “I’m older than most of my […]

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Dec 28, 2006
PROFILE: Dr. Blood provides care to Haitians

By DENISE HINCKLEY http://www.thepaper24-7.com Dr. Mike Blood is a family practice physician based in Crawfordsville who met his wife June at a wedding. Blood recently took June to Haiti where they were best man and matron of honor for two medical students having a wedding. Blood’s work in this county blended with his commitment to […]

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Dec 28, 2006
Sun Microsystems Healthcare Mantra: Reduce Cost and Complexity

By John Russellhttp://www.health-itworld.com Sun Microsystems director of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Joerg Schwarz, talks about the need to change financial incentives to spur Health IT adoption, describes mistakes made by the giant U.K. health-IT initiative, outlines Sun’s healthcare strategy, and provides an assessment of Sun’s performance in the race by global IT giants to help […]

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Dec 28, 2006
The Ob-Gyn Shortage

Skyrocketing insurance premiums are forcing thousands of ob-gyns out of the baby business. And your doctor could be the next to go. By Jeannette Moninger http://www.parents.com Doctor Drought “I am not having my baby in this car,” thought Mattelyn Lee, a mother of two, as she tried to breathe through another contraction. Giving birth on […]

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Dec 27, 2006
Practice of the Year: CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

The young physicians of our 2006 Practice of the Year love to innovate By Bob Keaveney http://www.physicianspractice.com It’s not yet 8 a.m. when the calls begin and the patients start arriving. Family physician Christopher Crow has just stepped out of his office on his way to see the morning’s first patient when the buzzing of […]

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Dec 27, 2006
Technology: Healthcare in the Fast Lane

Affordable technology solutions for today’s busy practices By Shelly K. Schwartz http://www.physicianspractice.com By all accounts, prescribing a drug remains one of the most inefficient processes within the doctor-patient relationship. The physician scribbles the name and dosage of a medication on a paper prescription pad. The patient then hand-delivers that piece of paper to a local […]

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Dec 27, 2006
Electronic health record safe harbors

By Helen Oscislawski, Esq. http://www.physiciansnews.com Can physicians accept “donated” technology and services relating to electronic health records and electronic prescribing? The answer to the question is “yes.” However, the corollary question that this article aims to answer is how this can be accomplished without running afoul of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (Anti-Kickback Law) and Physician […]

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Dec 27, 2006
Practicing patient-centered

By Christopher Guadagnino, Ph.D.. Home Interview with John Wasson, MD. John Wasson, M.D., is director of Dartmouth Medical School’s Center for the Aging, and research director for Dartmouth Northern New England Primary Care Research Network. PND: What is patient-centered collaborative care, and why is it important for physicians to practice in this way? JW: Health […]

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Dec 27, 2006
New physician practice business models

By Thomas Reinke & John Hobson, M.D. http://www.physiciansnews.com The pendulum is beginning to swing in favor of physicians. Several factors are contributing to a shift in the balance of power away from payers, multi-hospital systems and for-profit providers. Part of the physician resurgence is due to the indomitable nature of physicians who have simply worked […]

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