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Interoperability: Sharing and Interpreting Data With Health Information Technology 11/17/2014

In order for health information technologies to have maximum positive impact on medical outcomes, it is necessary to ensure that they are able to "talk" effectively to each other.


Technology and Adolescent Health 5/16/2014

The eagerness of adolescents to adopt technology applications creates a unique opportunity to engage this population and empower them to embrace healthy habits.


Electromedical Modalities in Pain Management 3/19/2014

Pain specialists can now prescribe treatments that attack moderate-to-severe chronic pain using targeted electromedical modalities, such as spinal cord stimulators, electroanalgesic delivery systems, and pulsed radiofrequency therapies.


Opportunities for Health Information Technology in Clinical Neurology 1/22/2014

Health information technology is impacting clinical neurology in the areas of stroke treatment and home monitoring of patients using blood thinners; it also offers exciting potential in the management of patients with epilepsy.


Behavioral Health Management: Opportunities for Intervention With Health Information Technologies 11/15/2013

Health information technology has the potential to impact medication management, care coordination, and management of comorbid conditions in behavioral health.

Technology Support for Pain Management: e-Prescribing Controlled Substances 6/21/2013

To reduce the risk of fraud and diversion, the DEA sets forth stringent requirements for all parties involved in the e-prescribing transaction of a controlled substance.

HIT and Behavioral Health: The Challenges of Data Exchange and Privacy 12/19/2012

Privacy of behavioral-health records helps patients avoid social stigma and discrimination.

Health Information Technology Supports the Management of Infectious Disease 11/20/2012

Health information technology now provides easy, real-time access to high-quality data and decision support to link patient care with the information needed to improve outcomes.

E-Prescribing and the Impact on Medication Dispensing Errors 7/18/2012

Electronic transmission of prescriptions has the potential to reduce mistakes.

Computerized Clinical Decision Support and Drug Interaction Databases 3/20/2012

There is still work to be done to reduce or eliminate “alert fatigue.”

HIPAA: Privacy, Security, and Pharmacy Information Technology 11/16/2011

Many records kept in pharmacies meet the definition of protected health information; hence, pharmacy systems must satisfy HIPAA standards for privacy and security. 

What Really Is Electronic Prescribing? 9/20/2011

Only true computer-to-computer electronic data interchange using a nationally accepted standard is defined as genuine e-prescribing.

Embracing Pharmacy Technology 8/19/2011

This new column focuses on the electronic revolution and its potential for shaping the pharmacist's role in providing quality care.

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