EMR copy and paste a problem; Getting better at delivering bad news;

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> Delivering bad news, in some ways, does become easier with practice. Both physicians and patients benefit when doctors learn to do it better. Alex Lickerman, an internal medicine physician at the University of Chicago, shared his tips on his blog, Happiness in this World. Post

> Need new ideas for how to use Facebook at your practice? Physicians Practice offers tips. Post

> Spending on physician services rose 3.6 percent in 2011, partly driven by intensity of physician services, Medscape reported. Article

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> The "common" occurrence of physicians copying and pasting information in electronic medical records continues to create concerns over its effect on billing practices and patient care, FierceEMR reported. Article

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