May/June 2011 Issue
Registries Made Simple [Feature]

The author describes the basics of patient registries, how they are used, and how they can improve quality and efficiency when used to help manage chronic illness care.

Mar-Apr 2009 Issue
Reducing Improper Internet Use in Your Office: A Quick, Easy and Free Solution [Feature]

The author, a family physician, explains how to use Open DNS, a free Internet domain name server, to limit frivolous Web browsing by practice staff while permitting practice-related use of the Web.

Jun 2008 Issue
EHR Meltdown: How to Protect Your Patient Data [Feature]

The authors describe what happened when they lost 4 months of EHR data, outline the steps they took to prevent a recurrence of the problem, and provide recommendations for EHR data security.

Apr 2008 Issue
How to Protect Your Data When You're on the Web [Feature]

The article describes strategies family physicians should employ to avoid Internet security breaches.

Jan 2008 Issue
Doing What Has Always Worked [The Last Word]

Progress is never free, and it isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Apr 2006 Issue
Using a Simple Patient Registry to Improve Your Chronic Disease Care [Feature]

This is a case study in which Excel was used to do preventive care or chronic disease management and what lessons were learned. It will include a blank copy of the Excel spreadsheet that readers can download from the FPM Web site.

Sep 2005 Issue
Make Medical Notes Better and Faster With Macros [Feature]

The author gives step-by-step instructions on how to record a macro, which can be used, he explains, to quickly and accurately document patient encounters, especially physical exams.

Apr 2005 Issue
Ten Steps to HIPAA Security Compliance [Feature]

The article will explain the new HIPAA security regulations and how family practices can comply with them.

Oct 2004 Issue
An Introduction to Tablet PCs [Feature]

This articles describes what a tablet PC is and how it can be used in a physician's practice.

Jan 2004 Issue
Creating an Electronic Filing Cabinet [Computers]

This article describes how physicians can create an "electronic filing cabinet" that allows them to access select journal articles and other medical references easily, quickly and from any computer.

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