ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Information technology, general
The authors describe how technology can help family physicians manage chronic disease through self-care (feedback, motivation and eduation) and remote care (remote monitoring, remote diagnostics and communications).
Technology won’t solve all our problems, and it may even cause a few.
This is an FPM survey intended to assess readers' level of computer knowledge, experience and interest in learning more about specific computerization topics.
This is the first in a two-part series that reviews what the current options are for online communication with patients, how to integrate online communication with patients into a busy practice, and what the relevant guidelines are for privacy and financial success.
The article details how one practice implemented the principle of "working smarter, not harder" to optimize quality, efficiency and revenue.
An argument that, even though today's technology will be obsolete before doctors are all plugged into information technology big time, it's worth their while to experiment with today's technology.
This is the third article in the eHealth series, and it will cover the advantages of using Web-based personal health records.