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Articles published in May, 2012

June Deadline Nears to Qualify for Maximum Meaningful Use Payments

by Bob Dean | May 2012

With all the excitement about the recent release of the proposed Stage 2 meaningful use requirements, it is easy for physicians to overlook the fast-approaching deadlines for the existing Medicare Stage 1 program. The key fact is that physicians (known as eligible providers or EPs) must complete th ... Read more »

Product Recalls: How Do You Protect Yourself and Your Practice?

by Teresa Ford | May 2012

It is crazy out there. The DePuy ASR recall is in full bloom, metal on metal generally is causing concern in the medical device community (with several manufacturers having metal on metal offerings), and the Sulzer Inter-Op® recall, though nearly a decade old, is still being discussed in the media ... Read more »

The EHR Conundrum: To invest or not to invest? The Promise vs. Barriers to Implementation

by Kendall Tant | May 2012

Increased physician productivity, patient satisfaction and expedient access to patient information. Isn’t that what the EHR system promised to deliver? And we have to ask - how’s that working for you? In the midst of the technological revolution, the medical field is still adapting. It seems ... Read more »

Report From the Field: Vientiane, Laos Experience

by Thomas P. Vasileff, M.D. | May 2012

While on a Health Volunteers Overseas trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia in October 2011, I spent several days of my two weeks with Dr. Duong Bunn, Chief of Orthopaedics at Kossamak Hospital. Dr. Bunn pointed out that there is a large need in Laos for treating fractured tibias and femurs with an intramedu ... Read more »

Creating Exponential Value, Part II: What is Your Idea Worth?

by John Kapitan | May 2012

In the previous article of this series (Surgeon as Entrepreneur, December 2011), Stuart Lindquist touched on a point that is critical to physician inventors to consider: namely, how far to take your idea down the path of development on your own before trying to sell it off to a company. While it may ... Read more »

Views on the News

by ORTHOPRENEUR | May 2012

In this feature, we highlight news or trends that might significantly impact your future as orthopaedic surgeons. You are invited to share your thoughts with other readers by using the comment field, below. Are carriers doomed? The mainstream media predicts ACOs will kill health insurance. Others a ... Read more »