EMR Increases Patient Satisfaction?

The Journal of Medical Internet Research just published a paper concluding that an EMR had improved patient satisfaction in Pediatric Rheumatology practices. Included in the overall satisfaction was the perceived improvement in quality by the patient. A couple of thoughts based on my experience: 1.) Frequent patients are more likely to report a positive feeling … Continue reading

Centralized vs. Decentralized Billing

When philosophizing about how healthcare organizations are set up, there comes a point very early on in the haze of buzzwords where a mental sparring happens over whether the physician practice billing should be centralized or decentralized. ┬áNow, I’m not old enough to have been around when this debate first came about, but the trend … Continue reading