University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Editorial Archives

November/December 2007  •  Volume 2, Number 6

From the Editor
Quality Can Be Cost Effective (PDF, 3 pages)
Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD  •  p. 8
Feature Articles
Implementing EMRs One STep at a Time (PDF, 2 pages)
Electronic medical record systems are inevitable. But knowing how to best research, purchase, and implement the systems is the key to your success.
Carmen Zirbel, RN, BSN  •  p. 12
Why Vaccinate Adults? Clinical Implications (PDF, 4 pages)
This first article in a 3-part series on adult vaccinations reviews the types of vaccines available for adults, reinforces
the importance of their use, and suggests ways that physicians can improve communication with patients to increase
vaccination rates.
Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD  •  p. 18
Care Coordination for Older Adults with Complex Chronic Illness (PDF, 4 pages)
Care coordination provided by systems such as Care Management Plus can save lives and improve healthcare outcomes, patients’ experience with care, and disease status. Read a physician’s testimony to the Senate Special Committee on Aging.
David A. Dorr, MD, MS  •  p. 24
Surgical Care Improvement Project: From SIP to SCIP (PDF, 3 pages)
The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) is a national quality partnership of organizations focused on improving
surgical care by significantly reducing surgical complications. This article by a New Jersey QIO reviews the quality improvement initiatives.
Andrew Miller, MD, MPH and Lisa M. Roche, MPH, PhD  •  p. 28
Facility-based Physicians in LTC: A Win-Win Model (PDF, 3 pages)
By using facility-based physicians, long-term care facilities can maximize physician–patient interaction to provide the
level of services and quality of care required for their residents, especially those with acute illness.
Marcia Naveh, MD, FACP  •  p. 36
Letters  •  p. 6
Clinical Guidelines: Urinary Incontinence in Adults  •  p. 11
Legal Corner: Electronic Health Records  •  p. 39
Ask the Experts   •  p. 42
Medicare Minutes  •  p. 45
Technology & Information  •  p. 47
Facts & Stats   •  p. 48

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