Description : Transcription errors, doctors' misstatements and awkward wording make for some very funny reading in medical charts. This collection of bloopers should produce quite a few good laughs. While some may be understood only by health care professionals, many will tickle the funny bones of the general audience.
Description : Elliott B. Oppenheim practiced family medicine and emergency medicine for nearly eighteen years before attending law school and obtaining a master's degree in health law. He attended Occidental College (BA 1969), The University of California at Irvine (MD 1973), Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University (JD 1995), and Loyola University School of Law, Chicago (LL.M. Health Law 1996). He has written extensively about medical malpractice litigation, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, and spoliation of evidence in medical negligence litigation and continues to write on medical-legal subjects. Dr. Oppenheim has been active in the field of medical negligence litigation for almost twenty-five years. He heads coMEDco, Inc., a national medical-legal consulting firm as President and CEO. Dr. Oppenheim also teaches health law. SUMMARY TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1. Admissibility of Medical Records Chapter 2. The Recording Sequence Chapter 3. Why There Must Be a Record Chapter 4. Spoliation Chapter 5. Confidentiality and Privilege Chapter 6. Discovery and Trial Techniques This book is a pdf made from a high quality scan of the original.
Description : An introduction and reference to the basic legal principles of obtaining, reviewing, interpreting, and understanding the documents in a typical medical record.
Description : Physician adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) has become a national priority. It is said that EMRs have the potential to greatly improve patient care, to provide the data needed for more effective population management and quality assurance of both an individual practice’s patients and well as patients of large health care systems, and the potential to create efficiencies that allow physicians to provide this improved care at a far lower cost than at present. There is currently a strong U.S. government push for physicians to adopt EMR technology, with the Obama administration emphasizing the use of EMRs as an important part of the future of health care and urging widespread adoption of this technology by 2014. This timely book for the primary care community offers a concise and easy to read guide for implementing an EMR system. Organized in six sections, this invaluable title details the general state of the EMR landscape, covering the government’s incentive program, promises and pitfalls of EMR technology, issues related to standardization and the range of EMR vendors from which a provider can choose. Importantly, chapter two provides a detailed and highly instructional account of the experiences that a range of primary care providers have had in implementing EMR systems. Chapter three discusses how to effectively choose an EMR system, while chapters four and five cover all of the vital pre-implementation and implementation issues in establishing an EMR system in the primary care environment. Finally, chapter six discusses how to optimize and maintain a new EMR system to achieve the full cost savings desired. Concise, direct, but above all honest in recognizing the challenges in choosing and implementing an electronic health record in primary care, Electronic Medical Records: A Practical Guide for Primary Care has been written with the busy primary care physician in mind.
Description : Clinicians and managers are increasingly required to participate in or manage new initiatives which depend heavily on co-operation collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach where effective interpersonal and group skills are of vital importance. This practical guide encourages the reader to determine how their organisations work and the impact they have on their members. It draws on the experiences of primary care research and development projects and contains numerous case studies tips and techniques to manage change. It is an essential guide for healthcare professionals in primary care and will equip those working in practice and facilitators working with practices with a clear understanding of how to achieve successful acceptance and management of change.