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When the junior Administrator has more power than you by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I had an interesting conversation while car-pooling with another surgeon and our junior front desk person. The surgeon speculated that we should be adding more blocks o ... Read on »
Bring an EHR to Every Canadian by 2016 by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Infoway Canada (a collaborative of provincial Health Ministers and Federal funding) announced greater funding for electronic health records and the goal of an electroni ... Read on »
Blog Watch by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There are not a lot of dental blogs out there and almost none from India. So I was happy to see that George, an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon from Salem, India has star ... Read on »
Grand Rounds by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Grand Rounds today is up at Nurse Ratched's Place. Thanks for the round the world tour Mother Jones. Read on »
What Have You Done? by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Few things send a shiver up my spine more than war stories and I just had the honour of hearing a major one. I just met a man who, in 1943, was a rear gunner for the Ca ... Read on »
Online Security in the World of Health 2.0 by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It is now the year 2020 and you have control of your complete health record through an online personal health record ( PHR ) when you receive an email from your local h ... Read on »
In Search of Document Management Software by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This blog is a technical discussion for people that need to make IT decisions about document management. If you don't care about IT, have never heard of a database or d ... Read on »
Carbon Taxes and Health Care User Fees by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy What do carbon taxes and health care user fees have in common? The Liberal Party of Canada has announced the Green Shift. A tax shift program where industry is ta ... Read on »
Health Care Debate Overshadowed by the Economy by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In both the United States and Canada debates were held on Oct 2, 2008. I was torn as to whether to watch the Biden/Pallin debate or the Canadian Leaders debate. With t ... Read on »
Proud to be a Member by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I was accepted into the Healthcare Blogger Code of Ethics group this week. Follow the link in the bottom corner of the blog for more information. Read on »
The Effect of Too Many Doctor Days by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Nothing creates more panic in the eyes of office managers than holes in the schedule. While doctors may complain about too much work and not enough time with a pati ... Read on »
Grand Rounds by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Grand Rounds is up with Pallimed. Included is an interview with Tony Clement, Canada's Minister of Health. Not an easy interview to get. Congrads to Sam Soloman. ... Read on »
FreshMD - Welcome to Canada by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy FreshMD has posted information given to refugees to Canada. It is as moving as it is simply. For instance, "In Canada, the law lets you practise your religion freely ... Read on »
Gallup Employee Engagement Event by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Yesterday I went to the “Gallup World Class Employee Engagement Seminar” to learn about best practices for employee engagement. You can read my previous post about ... Read on »
Grand Rounds by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Grand Rounds is up today at Notes of an Anesthesioboist. Read on »
Poka-Yoke: Mistake Proofing an Office by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Happy left a wonderfully glib post to a lawyer who visited his site. You know this one is going to end in a comment battle and possibly a lawsuit. I hope Happy kno ... Read on »
New Blog - Life in the Fast Lane by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I had a link from a new blog this week. Life in the Fast Lane is the writings of an ED physician from Australia. It is an eclectic mix of comedy, clinical cases and po ... Read on »
Poka-Yoke: Mistake Proofing an Office by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Poka-Yoke is mistake proofing something. Anaesthesia is replete with these handy little tools. For instance the regulator for oxygen will only fit on an oxygen tank du ... Read on »
Dr. Val's Found a Home by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Few medical bloggers have gained greater access or more popular acceptance among the mainstream media than Dr. Valerie Jones. Under the pseudonym 'Dr. Val' and as a me ... Read on »
Wait Times Earns an Honourable Mention at GruntDoc by Dr. Ian Furst Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The accolades are few and far between in the world of blogging for health care efficiency so I'll take it where I can get it. Check out GruntDoc's caption contest (I p ... Read on »