The journal of Anesthesiology featured a special article in which a new concept is presented: a prescription opioid ecosystem. The need for this ecosystem stems from the “opioid paradox” that, even though the past 10 years has seen a drop in opioid prescribing of about 38%, deaths from opioids have...
A rose is a rose is a rose. And an emoji of a rose is even easier to “get.” There are over 3500 Unicode Standard emoji, including medical-specific ones such as a pill or a syringe. Newer added emoji include a stethoscope, microbe, and drop of blood. Authors of a JAMA commentary suggest even more...
Documentation is a many-headed beast:
- It started out as a way to keep track of what we’ve done, to create a record that would be a legacy to patient care
- It has transmogrified into a tool for billing, a risk management function
- It tries to document with other professionals who are caring for...
Newswire — When it comes to keeping track of prescribed medications between clinic visits, many patients rely on printed medication lists automatically generated from electronic health records (EHRs).
An examination of the EHRs of a cohort of ophthalmology patients revealed that one-third had at...
Published in PWJ - PAINWeek Journal Vol 7, Q1 | 2019