Archive For The “Technology and Medicine” Category

In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in L A: Overcoming Technological Adversity

By | January 29, 2013

I am sorry that I was unable to post yesterday’s blog, but I am afraid that Schlesinger Pain Centers was forced back into the Dark Ages. On Friday we completed a major upgrade to our DSL service, firewall and certain NextGen files and as you have by now guessed, all of the things that had […]

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On The Meaningful Use Of Electronic Medical Records: Programmers Make Better Doctors

By | December 21, 2012

  I am sorry about missing Wednesday’s installment of this blog but I was busy programming. I was working on this section of code and literally couldn’t tear my self away from it. Like most programmers I know I find well-written code to be a thing of beauty almost like poetry. In each case the […]

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On The Meaningful Use Of Electronic Medical Records: Remote Access

By | December 14, 2012

There is nothing that makes me happier about having an EMR at Schlesinger Pain Centers than the 11 o’clock call from the ER. Instead of trying to remember what Mr. Jones’ dose of meloxicam is you can just turn on your computer and look it up. The ability offered by Electronic Medical Records for several […]

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On The Meaningful Use Of Electronic Medical Records: ePrescribing

By | December 10, 2012

I am sorry for the delay in latest installment of this blog on electronic medical records, but I was out of the office most of Friday playing in a golf tournament with a friend and former patient. After the tournament, which lasted two days was over, I chose to make meaningful use or our EMR […]

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On The Meaningful Use Of Electronic Medical Records

By | December 5, 2012

One of the little known facts about Obama’s first term stimulus package is that buried in the “Cash for Clunkers” law is a section establishing fairly strong economic incentives for physicians to adopt electronic medical record (EMR) keeping, instead of the traditional paper charts that we had used for years. In my opinion this was […]

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The Internet in Modern Medicine: Electronic Medical Records

By | June 1, 2012

One area of the Internet that doctors appreciate, but whose importance is often overlooked by the general public is the availability of Electronic Medical Records (EMR). As opposed to a physical chart that can exist only once in one particular place, electronic medical records have the potential to be available in many locations to many […]

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Medicine in the Stone Age, Almost

By | April 3, 2012

I would like to take a break from our search for the best pain clinic in Los Angeles and the importance of the diagnostic process to examine what happens when a modern totally electronic medical office loses power. This is exactly what happened yesterday at Schlesinger Pain Centers. I was sitting in the office yesterday […]

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Exceptional Care: A Case Study, Part 4, The First Trial Day

By | May 7, 2011

  When Jane returned the next day, Thursday the 28th of April, three days after the initial phone call, it was not even necessary to ask if the pump was working. There was a spring in her step and a smile on her face that had clearly been absent the day before. Jane told us […]

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