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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Resource for Patients with Irritated Eyes

All About Dry Eye
The above link goes to a site with good information on dry eye syndrome.  Our office does not utilize the testing device by the company hosting the site, (we have other methods of diagnosing and monitoring dry eye disease) but the information on symptoms, causes and treatments for dry eyes is good.  The site also hosts a blog where patients with dry eye disease can connect with each other.  Unless one has dry eyes, they often do not realize how big of an effect on quality of life the condition can have.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Electronic Health Records - Pros and Cons

New York Times article on Electronic Health Records

This article gives some pros and cons on electronic health records.  I have to agree with the author on many of the points.  While I love not having to file, and the staff loves not having to read my handwriting, I also feel awkward turning away from patients to type.  As patients, what do you think?  Do you feel ignored while the doctor is charting?  Have most of your doctors gotten away from the paper chart?  The article generated several heated responses.  I'd like to know what you think!