Physicians blend old and new to create better practice models

08/26/2008 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Many physicians are reinventing their practices, using technology but going back to old-school medicine to make their careers more fulfilling and to provide better, more personalized care for patients. Donald Berwick, president of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, calls it "practicing horse-and-buggy medicine in the space age." Using e-mail and telehealth, reducing patient waits, and improving efficiency give physicians more time with patients.

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