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6 min ago | American Academy of Family Physicians

As Basic EHR Use Rises, Data-sharing Lags Behind

Adoption of electronic health records among physicians in all specialties continues to increase steadily, and family physicians, in particular, are moving more advanced health information technology use.

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Related Topix: Electronic, Basic, Medicine, Privacy

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Canada.com

With eConsult, the specialist is always in

Following the success of the original eConsult program, Dr. Lillian Lai, a pediatric cardiologist, helped set up a similar program at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

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Related Topix: Cardiology

Fort Francis Times

End-of-life care must be priority

Doctors tackled the delicate question of medically assisted death on Tuesday at a session devoted to end-of-life care at the annual conference of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Related Topix: Palliative Care, Medicine

Minnesota Medical Association Online

Physicians, Med Students Discuss Single Payer in Minnesota

Following the presentation, the MMA polled the group to gauge its view of single payer.

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Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, University of Minnesota, Health Care Policy, Health, Medicine

Wed Aug 20, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

Small Primary Care Practices Shine in National Study

Small-practice primary care physicians -- a description that includes thousands of family physicians nationwide -- may have a secret ingredient or two that helps keep their patients out of the hospital.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Milford, NE, Startups, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, News Corporation, Century Media Records, Ottaway Newspapers, Music

American Academy of Family Physicians

AAFP Reimagines Tobacco Prevention, Control Program

The AAFP has been at the center of the fight against tobacco and nicotine for decades.

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Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Smoking, Health

Inside Bay Area

Screening for prostate cancer in men without symptoms is risky

It has long been conventional wisdom in modern medicine that early cancer screening saves lives.

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Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health, Medicine

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Library of Economics and Liberty

Canada's Single Payer/Single Problem, by David Henderson

Have you seen this sign in your doctor's office? It reads, "One problem per visit, please."

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Related Topix: Medicine

The Washington Post

Rare D.C. house-call doctor straddles two Washingtons

Isak Mauritzon, 11, and his family, visiting the District from Sweden, were set to visit museums in the District last Wednesday when Isak complained that his ear hurt.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicine, Howard University

Canada.com

Doctors debate end-of-life care at CMA meeting

Doctors tackled the delicate question of medically assisted death on Tuesday at a session devoted to end-of-life care at the annual conference of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Palliative Care

Mirror.co.uk

GPs 'quitting to work in A&E because it's less stressful'

GPs are quitting their surgeries to work in busy A&Es as they are less stressful, it has been claimed.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Business Journal

Latest group of physician residents - world travelers - joins Sutter program

The class of 2016 is comprised of top medical school graduates and were selected from a group of 713 applicants.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Sonoma County, CA, California, UC San Diego, North America Travel, Travel, Mexico Travel, University of Pennsylvania

Sun Aug 17, 2014

North Shore News

Family first

According to Statistics Canada, in 2013 more than 15 per cent of Canadians or approximately 4.6 million people reported they did not have a regular medical doctor.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Medicine,

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Cedar Grove doctor named 2014 resident of the year

Cedar Grove's Dr. Donna Marie Kaminski poses with Dr. John L. Bucek, program director of Somerset Family Medicine Residency Program, and Dr. Thomas A. Shaffrey, president of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians.

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Related Topix: Cedar Grove, NJ, Medicine

Fri Aug 15, 2014

St. Albert Gazette

New medical clinic opens Wednesday

Clinic business manager Houssam Sassi and medical office assistants Lori Anderson and Laurie Beley stand in front of the newly renovated patient waiting area at Rivercrest Medical Clinic.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Canada NewsWire

QHR to Release Fiscal Q2 2014 Results on August 20

QHR also provides on-site and off-site hosting capabilities for the EMR market. In the Revenue Cycle Management market, QHR provides best in class clearinghouse services through its SoftCare brand, helping healthcare providers exchange claim information accurately for health claim reimbursement.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health Insurance, Health

Thu Aug 14, 2014

CFRA

CHEO technology to reduce wait times for specialist consultations

New online consultations at CHEO could drastically reduce wait times for patients who have non-urgent questions for specialists that their family doctors can't answer.

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Related Topix: Medicine

GlobalNews

Doctors react: Is Canada Post's request for doctor's note a good idea?

Doctors may see more traffic in their offices after Canada Post announced that it'll need medical information from people who need home delivery.

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Related Topix: Medicine

American Academy of Family Physicians

Impetigo: Diagnosis and Treatment

If you are looking for patient information, you may also wish to visit the AAFP patient information Web site, www.familydoctor.org .

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Related Topix: Medicine

American Academy of Family Physicians

Medical Students Focus on Direct Primary Care, Other Topics

Just like the rest of the family physician population, direct primary care piqued the interest of students who attended the National Congress of Student Members here on Aug.7-9, and they responded by adopting resolutions on the topic.

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Related Topix: Medicine, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

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