Keyword: Fred N. Pelzman

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Both the EHR and docs’ judgment required for medication reconciliation

For all the time and work involved in training doctors to use the electronic health record (EHR) to document care, the benefits are many. For one, the EHR has a pivotal role to play in medication reconciliation, which can be particularly helpful with elderly patients and those who may have a substance abuse problem.

Doc calls for expanding the scope of care

Expanding the scope of practice for staff members, such as nurses and medical technicians, might sound scary but it can be good both for them and your patients, says Fred N. Pelzman, M.D., a New York-based internal medicine physician.