NC CSRS Gateway Integration De-mystified

In 2009 the Obama Administration championed the development of the HITECH Act.  Among its many ramifications were the development of “meaningful use” parameters intended to provide financial incentives through health care insurance reimbursement (Medicare, Medicaid) for health care entities to adopt technological advances to make health care more accessible and affordable. The HITECH Act accomplished this through […]

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UM Study: Dental Patients With Public Insurance Have Higher Risk For Persistent Opioid Use

This is my second post of the ongoing studies of prescription opioid therapy in dentistry through a joint effort between the University of Michigan Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and their collaboration through the Michigan Open Prescribing Engagement Network. In my first installment, I reviewed and provided some criticism of research regarding the risk of overdose

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Analgesia & COVID Vaccination

NSAIDS May Impair Host Defenses The preference for the use of non-opioid analgesics for pain should now be obvious.   However as the option of public COVID-19 vaccination is now widely available in many states, practitioners should be cautioned about the routine use of NSAIDS for pain relief where their treatment may overlap a patient’s vaccination window.(1) NSAIDs inhibit cyclooxygenase (COX) which plays a

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