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8-6-2012 6-19-21 PM

Montefiore Medical Group (NY) deploys Phytel’s population health management tool to identify and manage patients for preventative and chronic care.

8-6-2012 6-20-52 PM

The AAFP issues a statement expressing support for electronic prescription drug monitoring programs and the interstate exchange of prescription drug registry information to reduce the abuse of opioid analgesics for pain control.

Market analysts say the economic recovery has helped drive a 5% increase in physician visit volume in the second quarter of 2012 compared to a year ago. Another contributing factor: the growth of high-deductible insurance plans include no out-of-pocket costs for preventative and other primary care services.

8-6-2012 6-15-03 PM

The Tucson paper profiles Jeffrey Selwyn, MD an self-professed EMR skeptic who seven years ago was the last physician in his eight-provider group to adopt NextGen’s EHR. Despite having to initially cut back on his patient load, he soon was “amazed at what it did to enhance care” by boosting the continuity of care and allowing for electronic chart sharing. Selwyn is now chairman of the board of the ACO Arizona Connected Care and has elected to defer his retirement to help other physicians convert to EHRs.

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