Recap: AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection Symposium

Every spring, CMIOs from health systems across the country gather in beautiful Ojai, California for the AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection Symposium. AMDIS, which stands for the Association of Medical Directors of...

Drugs for BPH May Delay Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is a very common condition in older men, affecting about 50% of men between the ages of 51 and 60. In men older than age 80, the prevalence may increase to as high as 90 percent....

3 Recent Safety-Related Medication Labeling Changes

When a medication becomes FDA approved and is used in a diverse patient population, previously unreported adverse effects often emerge. This is commonly due to the fact that clinical trials are conducted in...

Leading Effective Protocol Consensus Meetings

We’ve all seen office cartoons, mugs, memes and desk decorations complaining about long, boring meetings that seem to go nowhere. Everyone dreads unproductive, inefficient and disorganized meetings, but with a little...

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Safety Review: Fluoroquinolone

Fluoroquinolones have been enormously popular and successful antibiotics, thanks to their broad antimicrobial spectra, convenient dosing and tissue penetration. The most recent CDC data reported nearly 30 million...

3 Reasons You’re Still Receiving Faxed Refill Requests & How You Can Reduce Them

Healthcare providers often tell us they receive a lot of refill requests via fax even though they’re using an e-Prescribing solution such as Surescripts. This is not only frustrating to the provider, but can impact...

Charlie by the Numbers: 2018

Charlie and the healthfinch team have had a very busy year and are excited to share the impact we've had on the healthcare community. The data presented below is across all healthfinch customers, combined throughout...

Another Trip to the Hospital

It’s another trip to the hospital – the fourth time in the last eight months. Just four days ago my family member was seemingly okay. He was tired and feeling a bit dizzy, but when you are an 82-year-old diabetic...

Doctor Shortage Crisis Mentioned on Bill Maher's Real Time

The physician shortage gets some serious "shout out" on Friday's Real Time

I was catching up on Real Time with Bill Maher last night; the show focused on the multiple "wins" that Obama had last week as president. The...

Unhealthy Waiting Times

There's no gap between patient and consumer expectations--they want answers right now.

If you are of a certain age, you likely remember the days when going online required waiting a minute or two for your modem to...