Happy Tech Holidays from HealthBlog

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the thousands of loyal HealthBlog readers around the world for your continued encouragement and support. When I started this blog in 2006, blogging was still a novelty. The idea for starting HealthBlog was suggested by my Microsoft manager at the time. At first I pushed back. “Why…

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Improving productivity, patient satisfaction and clinical workflow in your medical practice, clinic or hospital

For more than 20 years, I practiced Family Medicine in the greater Seattle area. Although I was always affiliated with large, multispecialty  organizations during that time, many of my professional friends and colleagues are other primary care physicians. Most of those doctors work independently or as partners in small practices. In fact, the majority of…

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Tracking Tuberculosis Treatment—a global health emergency

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tuberculosis is a global health emergency. Every year there are an estimated 9 to 10 million people who become infected with TB. Experts say our greatest risk for becoming infected is just breathing in the air around us, should that breathing take place in close, prolonged proximity to…

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