Practice Management Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.

Practice Management Moving Physician-Patient Interactions From the Computer Screen Back to the Exam Room

Moving Physician-Patient Interactions From the Computer Screen Back to the Exam Room

While technological breakthroughs have had positive effects in the corporate world, they have led to exacerbated physician burnout in the medical field.

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

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.

Practice Management Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.

Practice Management A Few Bad Apples: Managing Malpractice Claims

A Few Bad Apples: Managing Malpractice Claims

Ranking or otherwise gauging physician quality isn't just a way to assign bragging rights — performance metrics can be used to set reimbursement levels, tailor insurance, and identify physicians who are falling behind.

Practice Management What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

Identifying a patient's preferences and goals leads to a care plan that can reflect those goals, and this may improve patient satisfaction.

Practice Management Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

No single solution to address sexual harassment in medicine exists, but physicians of all genders must come together to make progress.

Practice Management Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

The culture of bullying — widespread across the medical field — has been linked to poorer patient outcomes. So why can't physicians stop bullying in its tracks?

Home The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

While ICD-10-CM may be an improvement on an old process, big data is the revolution that has the potential to change health care forever.

Asthma Prevent Treatment Nonadherence in Asthma, COPD: Build Strong Patient Relationships

Prevent Treatment Nonadherence in Asthma, COPD: Build Strong Patient Relationships

Patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have especially high rates of nonadherence, even in comparison with other chronic diseases.

Practice Management Physician Suicides: A Public Health Crisis

Physician Suicides: A Public Health Crisis

Every year, suicide takes the lives of close to 400 physicians, and takes medical care from as many as 1 million patients.

COPD Palliative Care for COPD: Physicians' Views and Treatment Patterns

Palliative Care for COPD: Physicians' Views and Treatment Patterns

Researchers conducted an anonymous survey of medical trainees with a case vignette to determine attitudes regarding palliative care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Practice Management Practicing Defensive Medicine to Avoid Litigation: How Far Should We Go?

Practicing Defensive Medicine to Avoid Litigation: How Far Should We Go?

Evaluating the pros and cons of defensive medicine, the practice of recommending tests or treatments for the purpose of avoiding or mitigating litigation.

Practice Management Solving Medical Problems Using Conscious and Unconscious Thinking

Solving Medical Problems Using Conscious and Unconscious Thinking

Evaluating the difference between unconscious and conscious problem solving in medicine.

Practice Management Wearable Fitness Technology: One Tool Among Many for Better Health

Wearable Fitness Technology: One Tool Among Many for Better Health

Evaluating the benefits of wearable fitness technology.

Practice Management Computerized Decision Support Systems Aid Clinicians in Initial Diagnoses

Computerized Decision Support Systems Aid Clinicians in Initial Diagnoses

Evaluating the use of computerized decision support systems in medical practice.

Practice Management Adult Vaccinations: Improving Public Perception and Awareness

Adult Vaccinations: Improving Public Perception and Awareness

Educational campaigns regarding the value of vaccines should integrate social psychological considerations with health communication principles.

Practice Management Addressing Healthcare Inequalities in the United States

Addressing Healthcare Inequalities in the United States

Evaluating contributing factors to healthcare inequality in the United States.

Practice Management Medical Research Set to Comply With New Code of Ethics in 2018

Medical Research Set to Comply With New Code of Ethics in 2018

Clinical trial research is set to comply with a new code of ethics in 2018.

Practice Management Patient Satisfaction Affected by Clinician Denial of Certain Requests

Patient Satisfaction Affected by Clinician Denial of Certain Requests

Patient satisfaction was reportedly worse when clinicians denied certain requests.

Asthma Precision Medicine May Pave the Way for Better Treatment in Asthma, COPD

Precision Medicine May Pave the Way for Better Treatment in Asthma, COPD

At a research seminar held by the European Respiratory Society in February 2017, a group of investigators discussed how precision medicine may improve treatment in asthma and COPD.

Practice Management The Potential Pitfalls of Machine Learning Algorithms in Medicine

The Potential Pitfalls of Machine Learning Algorithms in Medicine

The ability of machine learning programs to diagnose medical conditions and predict outcomes is discussed in an opinion article.

Practice Management An Ounce of Prevention: Protecting Vulnerable Healthcare Data

An Ounce of Prevention: Protecting Vulnerable Healthcare Data

Considered low-hanging fruit by hackers, the health care sector is particularly vulnerable to attack.

Practice Management Adopting an Active Medical Device Saftey Surveillence System in the US

Adopting an Active Medical Device Saftey Surveillence System in the US

Medical devices such as thermometers and pacemakers are regulated differently than pharmaceuticals in the US.

Practice Management How Important Is It To Report Negative Data from Clinical Trials?

How Important Is It To Report Negative Data from Clinical Trials?

Pharmaceutical research has made vast improvements in genetic studies and patient-targeted therapies.

Practice Management How Common Are Conflicts of Interest in Patient Advocacy Groups?

How Common Are Conflicts of Interest in Patient Advocacy Groups?

Susannah L. Rose, PhD discusses her thoughts of industry funded patient advocacy organizations and what clinicians should keep in mind when interpreting results of research.

Practice Management Improving Care for Medicaid Patients Under the ACA

Improving Care for Medicaid Patients Under the ACA

Medicaid expansion under the American Care Act decreased uninsurance rates but patient care lacks improvement on coverage.

Practice Management Curbside Consults Lead to Questions of Legality

Curbside Consults Lead to Questions of Legality

The answer to the question regarding legal responsibility seems to revolve around the issue of whether or not a physician-patient relationship exists.

Practice Management Q&A: A Discussion of Sexism in Medicine

Q&A: A Discussion of Sexism in Medicine

Personal opinion and examples of sexism experienced by Elise Barney, DO

Practice Management Medical Malpractice Reform: Is Now the Right Time?

Medical Malpractice Reform: Is Now the Right Time?

Medical malpractice reform should focus on cost, access, and imprecision of the system, according to experts.

Practice Management Medical Product Marketing Language Guidance From FDA

Medical Product Marketing Language Guidance From FDA

In the guidance documents, the FDA advised against using any marketing language that may be "misleading" or has potential to cause patient harm.

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