Practice Management Clinicians' Take on the Pros and Cons of Medical Scribes

Clinicians' Take on the Pros and Cons of Medical Scribes

The use of scribes has garnered a generally positive research base for being effective in improving clinician satisfaction, productivity, and physician-patient interactions.

News Finding Time to Exercise When Working a 70-Hour-Week Rotation

Finding Time to Exercise When Working a 70-Hour-Week Rotation

Making time for yourself as a physician can be difficult because of busy rotations.

Practice Management Examining "Willful Blindness" in Medicine

Examining "Willful Blindness" in Medicine

In surgery, a common example of unknown knowns is continuing to perform a procedure even in the face of evidence that it's either outdated or of little benefit.

Practice Management The Unknown Impact of What You Say to Patients

The Unknown Impact of What You Say to Patients

Years into the practice of medicine, I have spoken millions of words in the exam room and forgotten the majority of them.

Practice Management A Physician's First Lesson in Humility

A Physician's First Lesson in Humility

Every physician experiences humility.

Practice Management What Is the Point of a Pager's Alarm?

What Is the Point of a Pager's Alarm?

As far as I could tell, the only function of this rattling, chirping, and beeping barrage was to drive doctors crazy.

Practice Management Assisting Patients Outside of the Clinic Setting With the Help of Modern Technology

Assisting Patients Outside of the Clinic Setting With the Help of Modern Technology

One should be careful when told that a child has a fever and a rash: it could be meningococcemia.

Opinion Knowing When Is the Right Time to Become a Parent

Knowing When Is the Right Time to Become a Parent

We did want to have kids — at some point. But these were the years that we ate out most nights and got the least amount of sleep.

Practice Management Physicians Should Be Mindful of Sharing Clinical Information Over Text

Physicians Should Be Mindful of Sharing Clinical Information Over Text

80% of physicians use texting to share clinical information.

Practice Management Don't Listen to the Burnout "Experts" — What Worked for Me

Don't Listen to the Burnout "Experts" — What Worked for Me

I'm sure you already know the usual burnout-prevention protocols offered in self-help articles — but they may not work for you!

Practice Management Is The American Health Care Act The Best We Can Do?

Is The American Health Care Act The Best We Can Do?

"My intent is not to promote the Democratic agenda, but rather to make explicit the point that Republicans are not looking at the problems with the ACA, nor are they trying to find real solutions."

Practice Management Opinion: Video as a Medical Educational Tool

Opinion: Video as a Medical Educational Tool

An endocrinologist shares his experience teaching medical students with concept videos.

Practice Management Different Technologies in Medicine: Friends or Foes?

Different Technologies in Medicine: Friends or Foes?

Today's voice-recognition capability is phenomenal for medical providers.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Biosimilar Confidence: Physician-Patient Communication Sets the Tone

Biosimilar Confidence: Physician-Patient Communication Sets the Tone

Jonathan Krant, MD, FACP, confronts the issues surrounding biosimilar substitution for biologic treatments.

Practice Management Exploring the Legal Implications of Curbside Consults in Clinical Practice

Exploring the Legal Implications of Curbside Consults in Clinical Practice

Some legal cases have upheld that a physician-patient relationship exists even when the patient has not been physically examined by the physician.

Practice Management GOP Health Care Law a Mixed Bag for Rheumatologists, Patients

GOP Health Care Law a Mixed Bag for Rheumatologists, Patients

The American College of Rheumatology's head of government affairs dissects the AHCA proposal and explains what it means for rheumatologists and their patients.

Practice Management Meaningful Healthcare Reform Efforts: Dead on Arrival

Meaningful Healthcare Reform Efforts: Dead on Arrival

Healthcare reform must be based on common sense and shared responsibility — not on more layers of administrative burden.

Practice Management Are Business Associate HIPPA Violations Costing Your Practice?

Are Business Associate HIPPA Violations Costing Your Practice?

HHS fined providers for not having a business associate agreement in place or using an outdated one.

Practice Management Maximizing Practice Revenues: An Expert Q&A

Maximizing Practice Revenues: An Expert Q&A

With billing and reimbursement requirements constantly in flux, clinicians must stay vigilant to ensure continued--and correct--payment.

Gout Increased Attention on Gout Favors Patients in Need

Increased Attention on Gout Favors Patients in Need

Machelle Manuel, PhD, vice president of medical scientific affairs, at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals discusses new hyperuricemia treatment options.

Prevention Expanded Need For Improved CVD Assessment Algorithms in RA

Expanded Need For Improved CVD Assessment Algorithms in RA

Eric L. Matteson, MD, MPH, speaks about the pressing need for improved evidence-based risk assessment algorithms for cardiovascular disease assessment in rheumatic diseases.

Practice Management Impending Lawsuits: When Information Breaches Violate HIPAA

Impending Lawsuits: When Information Breaches Violate HIPAA

Wrongful disclosure of HIPAA-protected health information can lead to patient lawsuits.

Prevention Food Industry Research Funding: Is This Conflict of Interest Too Large?

Food Industry Research Funding: Is This Conflict of Interest Too Large?

A historical analysis suggests that sugar control policies inconsistently cite coronary heart disease as a health risk.

Practice Management CMS Chronic Care Program: One Clinician's Personal Thoughts

CMS Chronic Care Program: One Clinician's Personal Thoughts

One clinician reflects on the financial incentives provided by the Chronic Care Management (CCM) program of CMS.

Practice Management Are You Appropriately Encrypting Protected Patient Information?

Are You Appropriately Encrypting Protected Patient Information?

Certain parts of the legislation related to HIPAA are optional and recommended, while others are mandatory

Practice Management Complying With HIPAA De-Identification Rules When Sharing Clinical Data

Complying With HIPAA De-Identification Rules When Sharing Clinical Data

Including the 18 patients identifiers that must be removed from charts before sharing with HIPAA-covered entities.

Research What's Behind The Exodus of Young Investigators From the Medical Research Workforce?

What's Behind The Exodus of Young Investigators From the Medical Research Workforce?

Evaluating the types of grants young investigators are applying for could provide a better sense of how to maintain them, and to attract more back to NIH-funded research.

Practice Management The Largely Ignored Problem of Workplace Violence in Healthcare

The Largely Ignored Problem of Workplace Violence in Healthcare

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health defines workplace violence as "violent acts, including physical assaults and threats of assault, directed toward persons at work or on duty."

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