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Grand Rounds

EHRs and the Model T Ford: "Any Color You Want As Long As It's Black"

Dr. Lawrence 'Rusty' Hofmann | Posted 05.18.2014 | Technology
Dr. Lawrence 'Rusty' Hofmann

While automobiles can be different, the basis is the same: Anyone who can drive, can drive any car in the world. EHRs should work the same, but they don't.

Health Care's Current Definition of Quality Is Wrong: Operational vs. Outcomes

Dr. Lawrence 'Rusty' Hofmann | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Dr. Lawrence 'Rusty' Hofmann

Many physicians are making the mistake of measuring operational and administrative goals such as waiting room times and the length of an ER stay. These metrics do not provide any insight into how well a patient was treated.

Just Say "No" to Novelty Medicine

Dr. Lawrence 'Rusty' Hofmann | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Dr. Lawrence 'Rusty' Hofmann

Technology can be a wonderful thing. We can find the best Thai restaurant in our neighborhood, check traffic and find alternate routes when necessary, and even make a $30,000 jewelry purchase, all within seconds, all from our phones. But sometimes technology overreaches, like it did this year with novelty medicine.

Obama Interviews the Medical Blogosphere on Healthcare Reform

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvaro Fernandez

Without further ado, below you have this week's Grand Rounds -- a Q&A session with over 30 bloggers led by the incoming President on how to reform (for the better, we hope) healthcare.