Many physicians are concerned about using electronic health records citing that EHRs were built for a fee-for-service health care model and do not capture information needed to report for alternative payment models.
From 2016 to 2017, the health care industry saw a rise in the likelihood of cyberattacks, due to the industry's low preparedness levels and valuable confidential data.
Suicide among physicians is a staggering public health crisis that has gone largely ignored; every year, suicide takes the lives of close to 400 physicians,2 and takes medical care from as many as 1 million patients
Prior authorizations for medications and diagnostic imaging continue to be a source of frustration for providers.
A long-feared shortage of a substance used in millions of medical imaging procedures each year in the United States appears to have been avoided.
Medical journals should require article authors to include conflict-of-interest statements as a way to enhance transparency.
Researchers conducted an anonymous survey of medical trainees with a case vignette to determine attitudes regarding palliative care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Physician-hospital consolidation may increase with 340B drug pricing program participation.
Patient, practice, and provider characteristics are associated with inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing in the outpatient setting.
Patients who received provider-ordered influenza testing were more likely to be younger and present with fever and "influenza-like illness."
Patient reminder and recall systems seem to be effective for improving receipt of immunizations.
Providers who give patients their e-mail addresses have higher satisfaction, but this does not appear to affect patient satisfaction.
Researchers continue to be the targets of legal action from pharmaceutical, medical device, and nutraceutical companies when their studies frame products in an unfavorable light.
The FDA announced a new enforcement strategy to regulate drug products labeled as homeopathic.
Evaluating the pros and cons of defensive medicine, the practice of recommending tests or treatments for the purpose of avoiding or mitigating litigation.
Evaluating the difference between unconscious and conscious problem solving in medicine.
Evaluating the benefits of wearable fitness technology.
Evaluating the use of computerized decision support systems in medical practice.
Healthcare professionals must be well versed in law and institutional policy when complying with law enforcement demands for evidence from patients.
Evaluating clinician bias in clinical research.
Evaluating contributing factors to healthcare inequality in the United States.
Clinical trial research is set to comply with a new code of ethics in 2018.
Patient satisfaction was reportedly worse when clinicians denied certain requests.
Frequent discrepancies between the electronic discharge summaries and the discharge prescriptions were found at a regional hospital in Australia.
Post-discharge symptoms self-reported by frail, elderly adults may predict 30-day hospital readmission visits.
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.
Evaluating US physician salaries and their effect on rising healthcare costs.
Almost 30% of eligible practices failed to register and report data in the first year of the Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier program.
Integrating clinical pharmacists into primary care medical home practices helps patients achieve better disease management for high blood pressure and diabetes mellitus.
Healthcare spending growth slowed in 2016 compared to faster growth in 2014 and 2015.