Medical “Best Practices” Database Launched by AHRQ to Foster Innovation

To encourage development, diffusion, and adoption of innovations in healthcare, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently launched a new online “best medical practices” information exchange. The Healthcare Innovations Exchange is a searchable database of treatment innovations that improve patient outcomes. AHRQ is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. It is charged with research and development of best medical practices. The goal of this...

One Barrier to EMR Adoption May be “Close to Retirement” Doctors

As the nation’s healthcare system pursues the goal of a universal electronic medical record (EMR) and a paperless, all-electronic environment, one barrier to adoption may be the large number of physicians nearing retirement. That’s the opinion of a neurosurgeon in his recent testimony before a congressional committee. Physicians within five years of retirement may not get a return on their investment, Philip Tally, M.D., a neurosurgeon in Bradenton, Florida, told a hearing on...
;