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MacPractice Releases IPad Interface, EPrescribe

By |October 30, 2010|Computers|

Source PC World
iPad

Medical, dental, and chiropractic offices have another reason to look at the iPad for their daily uses, as MacPractice on Thursday announced that it has released the Web interface of its software for Apple’s tablet, originally previewed at Macworld Expo 2010.

MacPractice makes Mac-compatible practice management and clinical software for physicians, chiropractors, optometrists, and dentists. The company quickly readied a Web interface after the original iPhone was released in 2007, and now it has an iPad interface that can work across the reception desk or around the world.

Simply called the MacPractice iPad Interface, MacPractice’s new extension of its desktop software allows users to manage many aspects of their day-to-day business from either the local network or remotely over the Internet. You can view patient information, alerts, and scheduled appointments; add patient information like diagnoses, vitals, and medications; create new patients; keep an eye on daily activity reports; correspond with staff and respond to reminders; and write prescriptions with ePrescribe that sync back to patients’s main records in MacPractice on the desktop.

The Dodo Bird Verdict

By |October 26, 2010|Philosophy|

Dodo bird from Alice in Wonderland

Source Wikipedia

In Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), at a certain point a number of characters become wet. In order to dry themselves, the Dodo decided to issue a competition. Everyone was to run around the lake until they were dry. Nobody cared to measure how far each person had run, nor how long. When they asked the Dodo who had won, he thought long and hard and then said “Everybody has won and all must have prizes.”

In psychological literature, Saul Rosenzweig (1936) coined this phrase the “Dodo bird verdict”, and it has been extensively referred to in subsequent literature as a consequence of the common factors theory. This is the theory that the specific techniques that are applied in different types and schools of psychotherapy serve a very limited purpose (such as a shared myth to believe in), and that most of the positive effect that is gained from psychotherapy is due to factors that the schools have in common, namely the therapeutic effect of having a relationship with a therapist who is warm, respectful and friendly. (more…)

ICA and ACA Pediatric Councils Coordinating First Joint Conference

By |October 25, 2010|News|

Source Dynamic Chiropractic

The pediatric councils of the International Chiropractors Association and the American Chiropractic Association have announced that they will team up for a joint pediatrics conference in 2011.

The conference will be held Dec. 9-11, 2011, at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. This event marks be the first time that specialty councils of the two organizations have collaborated on a single conference for the chiropractic profession. It will be a historic occasion and one that bodes well for the future of chiropractic pediatric continuing education.

“The ICA has been putting on these pediatrics conferences since 1991 and we are delighted to have the ACA Pediatrics Council join with us in 2011,” said Lora Tanis, DC, DICCP, chair of the ICA Pediatrics Council. “Since we both recognize one Diplomate program (DICCP) and we have the same vision regarding pediatric education for DCs and the care of pediatric patient, it makes sense for us to combine our energies and resources to put on one event to which everyone can come without having to choose one over the other.” (more…)

ACA House of Delegates: Chiropractic Profession Qualified to Fill the Gaps in Primary Health Care

By |October 25, 2010|Announcement|

ACA’s governing body approves policies and charts progress at its annual meeting

Source American Chiropractic Association

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) underscored its position that doctors of chiropractic are qualified and ready to help address primary health care provider shortages in the United States with a resolution passed by its delegates during their recent annual meeting, held Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in Newport, R.I. The resolution was one of several passed by the House of Delegates (HOD), which also received progress reports on a variety of association initiatives.

This year, for the first time, ACA partnered with state associations in the region to host its annual meeting. The American Chiropractic Association and Northeast Chiropractic Council (NECC) Fall Conference drew hundreds of doctors of chiropractic, who were treated to a selection of programs, educational seminars and networking opportunities, as well as exhibits featuring a wide variety of chiropractic products and services. (more…)

Startling New Study Reveals That Back Surgery Fails 74% of the Time

By |October 22, 2010|Iatrogenic Injury, Low Back Pain, News|

Startling New Study Reveals That Back Surgery Fails 74% of the Time

The Chiro.Org Blog


SOURCE:   SPINE (Phila Pa 1976) 2011 (Feb 15); 36 (4): 320–331

Nguyen TH, Randolph DC, Talmage J, Succop P, Travis R.

From the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
Department of Environmental Health,
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,
Milford, OH


Researchers reviewed records from 1,450 patients in the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation database who had diagnoses of disc degeneration, disc herniation or radiculopathy, a nerve condition that causes tingling and weakness of the limbs. Half of the patients had surgery to fuse two or more vertebrae in hopes of curing low back pain. The other half had no surgery, even though they had comparable diagnoses.

After two years, only 26 percent of those who had surgery had actually returned to work. That’s compared to 67 percent of patients who didn’t have the surgery, even though they had the same exact diagnosis.

That translates to a resounding 74% failure rate! It also suggests that you have a 257% better chance of returning to work IF YOU AVOID SURGERY in the first place!

In another troubling finding, the researchers determined that there was a 41 percent increase in the use of painkillers, particularly opiates, in those who had the surgery. Last year we reported that deaths from addictive painkillers has doubled in the last 10 years. [6]

(more…)

Chiropractic Care – Global Strategic Business Report

By |October 21, 2010|Economics|

Source Research and Markets

This report analyzes the US market for Chiropractic Care in US$ Billion. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for this market. The report profiles 112 companies including many key and niche players.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.