Practice Management

Effective Communication Needed When Apologizing for Medical Errors

Effective Communication Needed When Apologizing for Medical Errors

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When it comes to apologizing for medical errors, there are distinct and specific characteristics that differ from everyday apologies.

Legalizing Assisted Suicide Not Supported by ACP

Legalizing Assisted Suicide Not Supported by ACP

The ACP does not support the legalization of assisted suicide.

Are Standard Financial Medical Disclosure Forms Inadequate?

Are Standard Financial Medical Disclosure Forms Inadequate?

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FCOL on standardized declaration forms do not appear to be adequate.

Doctors Spend Nearly 6 Hours Daily on EHR Tasks

Doctors Spend Nearly 6 Hours Daily on EHR Tasks

Physicians spend almost 6 hours in the electronic health record everyday.

Clinicians' Take on the Pros and Cons of Medical Scribes

Clinicians' Take on the Pros and Cons of Medical Scribes

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

Examining "Willful Blindness" in Medicine

Examining "Willful Blindness" in Medicine

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a common example of unknown knowns is continuing to perform a procedure even in the face of evidence that it's either outdated or of little benefit.

Coffee Linked to Lower Risk of All-cause Mortality

Coffee Linked to Lower Risk of All-cause Mortality

Coffee is associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality.

Strengthened Standards Needed for Shared Decision Making

Strengthened Standards Needed for Shared Decision Making

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Standards of guiding the practice of shared decision making needs to be strengthened by health systems.

AWIR Conference Strengthens Role of Women in Rheumatology

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AWIR was formed to promote the science and practice of rheumatology, with a focus on the advancement and education of women in the field.

Interactive Module for Physicians to Clarify Professional Boundaries

Interactive Module for Physicians to Clarify Professional Boundaries

An interactive training module in medical ethics can help physicians understand professional boundaries.

Dual-Physician Parenting, Does the Number of Hours Worked Vary by Gender?

Dual-Physician Parenting, Does the Number of Hours Worked Vary by Gender?

In dual-physician couples with kids, women have less weekly hours that they work.

40% of Patients Report Breakdowns in Care at Hospitals

40% of Patients Report Breakdowns in Care at Hospitals

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About 40% of hospital patients reported breakdowns in care, for varying reasons.

The Unknown Impact of What You Say to Patients

The Unknown Impact of What You Say to Patients

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

A Physician's First Lesson in Humility

A Physician's First Lesson in Humility

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Every physician experiences humility.

Guidance for Preventing Practice Billing Errors

Guidance for Preventing Practice Billing Errors

Up to 80% of medical bills contain errors which can lead to loss of reimbursement.

Time Spent Scrubbing is Most Important in Hand Hygiene

Time Spent Scrubbing is Most Important in Hand Hygiene

Water temperature matters less than the time spent scrubbing for effective hand hygiene.

UN Recognizes Need to End Discrimination in Healthcare Worldwide

UN Recognizes Need to End Discrimination in Healthcare Worldwide

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The UN has called on fellow polities to put policies in effect to fight discrimination by placing guarantees against discrimination in law, policies, and regulations.

Malware in Medicine: Protection Starts With Prevention

Malware in Medicine: Protection Starts With Prevention

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Malware in medicine needs to be shut down before it has the chance to spread.

Increasing Diversity in Medicine is the Entire Medical Community's Responsibility

Increasing Diversity in Medicine is the Entire Medical Community's Responsibility

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Everyone involved in the medical community needs to take responsibility for increasing diversity.

Size Not The Only Concern in Financial Conflicts of Interest

Size Not The Only Concern in Financial Conflicts of Interest

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The size of the industry payments received isn't the only physician financial conflict of interest.

Serious Physician Shortage Expected in the US Over Next 10 Years

Serious Physician Shortage Expected in the US Over Next 10 Years

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Unless multi-pronged interventions occur, a shortage of physicians is expected in the US.

More Support for Financial Penalties After Info on Patient Harms

More Support for Financial Penalties After Info on Patient Harms

The more information physicians have on patient harms, the more like they are to support financial penalties targeting inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.

Patient Involvement Can Reduce X-Ray Imaging Errors

Patient Involvement Can Reduce X-Ray Imaging Errors

Errors in X-Ray imaging can be reduced by having patients be involved.

Is it Worth Evaluating Accountable Care Organization Cost Savings?

Is it Worth Evaluating Accountable Care Organization Cost Savings?

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Healthcare systems are expanding based on the number of people covered, and the care quality they receive.

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.

Government-Funded Health Care Proposal Moves Forward in California

Government-Funded Health Care Proposal Moves Forward in California

According to spokesman Chuck Idelson, It is not yet clear where money for the single-payer system would come from.

Hospitals Must Be Prepared for Ransomware Attacks

Hospitals Must Be Prepared for Ransomware Attacks

Hackers are increasingly using viruses to lock hospital computer systems and hold sensitive medical data and other files hostage.

#WhatADoctorLooksLike Examines Gender and Race Discrimination

#WhatADoctorLooksLike Examines Gender and Race Discrimination

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#WhatADoctorLooksLike went viral and brought forth similar stories of individuals being discredited due to skin color and/or gender.

The Hedgehog or the Fox: Which Fits Your Physician Personality?

The Hedgehog or the Fox: Which Fits Your Physician Personality?

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What kind of doctor do your patients want you to be?

New House Bill Would Repeal Limitations on Physician-Owned Hospitals

New House Bill Would Repeal Limitations on Physician-Owned Hospitals

The US House of Representatives introduced a new bill that would repeal banning construction of physician-owned hospitals.

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