Practice Management

Incorporating Guidelines Into Clinical Practice: An Interview With Gary L. LeRoy, MD

Incorporating Guidelines Into Clinical Practice: An Interview With Gary L. LeRoy, MD

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Despite their advantages, many clinicians do not necessarily agree with the centrality or content of CPGs. Others — especially primary care physicians (PCPs) — are overwhelmed by the vast and ever-increasing numbers of guidelines issued by multiple societies.

Disaster Preparedness 101: Physician Resources for Patients

Disaster Preparedness 101: Physician Resources for Patients

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The American Heart Association has updated their disaster resources page with the latest tips to keep in mind when counseling patients ahead of a natural disaster.

Poor, Non-English Speaking Cancer Patients Need Support

Poor, Non-English Speaking Cancer Patients Need Support

Serving patients' specific needs, such as referral to socioeconomic support, can improve care.

Adding Pharmacist to Team Can Improve Patient Outcomes

Adding Pharmacist to Team Can Improve Patient Outcomes

Pharmacist roles include helping with insulin treatment, virtual consults, and diabetes management.

Physicians Rate Communication During Visit Lower Than Patients

Physicians Rate Communication During Visit Lower Than Patients

Lack of correlation between physician scores of doctor-patient communication vs patient scores.

AMA Code of Medical Ethics: Guidelines for End-of-Life Care

AMA Code of Medical Ethics: Guidelines for End-of-Life Care

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Compassion and communication for both patients and families are among the most important factors involved in providing end-of-life care.

Study Finds Clinical Trials for Breakthrough Therapies Lacking

Study Finds Clinical Trials for Breakthrough Therapies Lacking

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More than half of the new approvals of Breakthrough Therapy drugs were based on a single pivotal trial.

FDA Seeks to Standardize Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps

FDA Seeks to Standardize Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps

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Appropriate and standardized regulation of mobile medical applications may enable faster adoption and integration of these technology platforms in the health care environment

Can Chaplains Guide Clinical Decision Making? An Ethical Assessment of Spirituality in the Exam Room

Can Chaplains Guide Clinical Decision Making? An Ethical Assessment of Spirituality in the Exam Room

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Medical teams that are willing to engage with and be informed by patients' religious worldviews are able to more effectively make clinical decisions.

NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition

NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition

Full-tuition scholarships, regardless of need, will be offered to all new and current medical students at NYU.

The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings

The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings

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A providers' capacity to feel compassion is affected in part by the practice environment.

More Healthcare Professionals Choose Employment With Organizations Over Self-Employment

More Healthcare Professionals Choose Employment With Organizations Over Self-Employment

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In recent years, more healthcare professionals are choosing to work for organizations rather than starting their own practice.

Ban the Phones? Addressing Patient Privacy in the Smartphone Age

Ban the Phones? Addressing Patient Privacy in the Smartphone Age

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There are arguments for and against pulmonology practices prohibiting medical staff from using smartphones while working. Where do you stand on this issue?

Nurse Navigators Can Help to Improve Oncology Care

Nurse Navigators Can Help to Improve Oncology Care

Nurse navigators include registered nurses and licensed practical nurses who work together in pairs

Lay Health Workers Can Improve End-of-Life Cancer Care

Lay Health Workers Can Improve End-of-Life Cancer Care

Incorporating lay health workers into cancer care increases goals-of-care documentation and patient satisfaction.

Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk

Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk

Patient satisfaction can be improved by reducing long wait times and improving communication.

Cross-Continuum Communication Beneficial After Hospital Discharge

Cross-Continuum Communication Beneficial After Hospital Discharge

Hospitals should have strong processes for communicating with post-acute-care providers.

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Require More Out-of-Pocket Spending

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Require More Out-of-Pocket Spending

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Medicare beneficiaries spent more out of pocket for generic medications used to treat cardiovascular disease than patients using standalone prescription drug plans.

Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel

Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel

Wellness travel comes in many forms: from coastal bike rides to weeklong workout programs with celebrity trainers.

10 Tips to Hire the Right Employees for Your New Pulmonology Practice

10 Tips to Hire the Right Employees for Your New Pulmonology Practice

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Hiring the right people for your pulmonology practice will help it grow. How can you assemble an all-star staff?

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors

Physicians reporting errors were more likely to also report burnout, fatigue, and recent suicidal ideation.

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

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The draft guidance, Innovative Approaches for Nonprescription Drug Products, applies to drugs under the New Drug Application (NDA) process and "is intended to extend that NDA pathway to include therapeutic indications that have not, historically, been available for use without a prescription," said Gottlieb in a press statement.

FDA: Scammers Sending Fake Warning Letters to Consumers

FDA: Scammers Sending Fake Warning Letters to Consumers

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"Consumers who aren't involved in manufacturing or distributing FDA regulated products should be on alert that if you get an FDA warning letter, it's probably fake, and probably a scam," said Gottlieb.

FDA Announces New Drug Shortages Task Force

FDA Announces New Drug Shortages Task Force

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Gottlieb said "The charge to this new task force is to look for holistic solutions to addressing the underlying causes for these [drug] shortages."

IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout

IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout

These solutions improve electronic health record user interface with easier login identification and voice recognition.

Patient Complaints Related to Rushing, Rudeness, and Reproach

Patient Complaints Related to Rushing, Rudeness, and Reproach

Patient complaints of rudeness vary from being verbally attacked by receptionists to feeling insulted by physicians.

PCPs Often Not Meeting Needs of Seniors With Chronic Conditions

PCPs Often Not Meeting Needs of Seniors With Chronic Conditions

Many primary care physicians feel unable to adequately address needs of patients with multiple chronic conditions.

AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training

AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training

American Medical Association says medical students and residents should undergo training with evaluative feedback.

Growing Your Pulmonology Practice: 10 Strategies for the Newly Minted Pulmonologist

Growing Your Pulmonology Practice: 10 Strategies for the Newly Minted Pulmonologist

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How can you grow your new pulmonology practice? Here are 10 key strategies for the newly minted pulmonologist.

Human Diagnosis Project Aims to Address Challenges Among Uninsured

Human Diagnosis Project Aims to Address Challenges Among Uninsured

The Human Diagnosis Project, also known as Human Dx, aims to provide more accurate, affordable, and accessible care for all.

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