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Erica Sprey

Erica Sprey

Erica Sprey is associate editor at Physicians Practice. She has worked in the healthcare publishing industry for 12 years, and in clinical and administrative medicine for over 20 years in a variety of settings: as an orthodontic dental assistant in military and civilian graduate residency programs, supply specialist, and scheduling at a rheumatology practice. She can be reached at erica.sprey@ubm.com.

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EHR implementation is still the most pressing tech problem for physicians, but there are ways to make it work for your practice.

It appears medical practices, especially independent ones, are becoming more accepting of putting their medical data in the cloud

Complying with health reform mandates isn't easy. The wise physician will pick and choose those measures that make sense for his practice.

Despite a softening in economic gridlock, most practices are stymied when it comes to adding staff. We show you ways to maximize staff effectiveness.

Physicians are at odds waiting for new insurance plans offered through the healthcare exchanges. Here are concrete steps practices can take now to prepare.

Patient visits are by necessity short on time, but that doesn't mean that practices can't take the lead in answering patient questions about health reform.

Providing quality patient care is a prime contributor to physician satisfaction, while negative factors associated with EHRs increased physician frustration.

Management expert Roger Gerard discusses how physicians can employ lean methodologies in their medical practices.

If your practice is reeling from a bad EHR implementation, don't despair. Consultant Carolyn Hartley shares techniques to recover and even excel.

Penny Noyes of Health Business Navigators discusses the typical components in payer agreements, and those that might cause practices trouble.

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