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HHS fined providers for not having a business associate agreement in place or using an outdated one.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