In my office, where all documents are either PDF or rich text format, or RTF, we use Google's desktop search for anything from a patient's or a doctor's phone number to retrieving a document based on its unique words or peculiar contents. This cuts down a lot of "hunting" for information in my office.
Narayanachar Murali, M.D.
Gastroenterology Associates of Orangeburg
Digestive Endoscopy Center
Source: Modern Healthcare Online