Practice Management

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.

FDA Warning: Inaccurate Results Produced by Lead Test

FDA Warning: Inaccurate Results Produced by Lead Test

However, the majority of tests are unaffected, according to US officials.

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

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

Knowing When Is the Right Time to Become a Parent

Knowing When Is the Right Time to Become a Parent

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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.

Adoption, Maintenance of 4 Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Increases Lifespan

Adoption, Maintenance of 4 Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Increases Lifespan

There were increased survival times for men and women adopting 4 healthy behaviors vs none or 1 behavior.

Physicians Should Be Mindful of Sharing Clinical Information Over Text

Physicians Should Be Mindful of Sharing Clinical Information Over Text

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80% of physicians use texting to share clinical information.

Does Age Influence the Probability of Patients Leaving AMA?

Does Age Influence the Probability of Patients Leaving AMA?

Race/ethnicity and poverty are more pronounced as risk factors for DAMA in elderly inpatients.

Are AED Drones the Solution to Improve Survival Rates in Cardiac Arrest?

Are AED Drones the Solution to Improve Survival Rates in Cardiac Arrest?

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Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates have slowly decreased in recent years.

Healthcare Rules: How Many are Inconvenient and Outdated?

Healthcare Rules: How Many are Inconvenient and Outdated?

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A major complaint in healthcare systems is that there are many rules that have no beneficial outcomes.

Higher Premiums — Why the Affordable Care Act Isn't to Blame

Higher Premiums — Why the Affordable Care Act Isn't to Blame

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Republicans have capitalized on the misunderstood concept that the ACA is responsible for rising health premiums.

Insurers Recruiting Former Pharma Reps to Cut Costs

Insurers Recruiting Former Pharma Reps to Cut Costs

Former pharma reps are educating doctors about the costs of medications and encouraging the use of generics.

AMA Attempts to Increase Transparency of Prescription Pricing

AMA Attempts to Increase Transparency of Prescription Pricing

At its annual meeting, the physicians' group adopted new policies on drug pricing to protect patients.

Comparing Cost-Effectiveness, Benefits of Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments

Comparing Cost-Effectiveness, Benefits of Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments

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First-line triple therapy for RA shows similar clinical benefit, significantly lower treatment costs compared with etanercept-methotrexate therapy.

Medical Students Lack Proficiency in Measuring BP

Medical Students Lack Proficiency in Measuring BP

Among 159 medical students, an average of 4.1 elements out of 11 were performed properly.

Multilevel Approach Necessary to Reduce Overdiagnosis, Argues Epidemiologist

Multilevel Approach Necessary to Reduce Overdiagnosis, Argues Epidemiologist

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At the health-system level, providers should be given less credit for curing possibly benign diseases.

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

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

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

Emergency Departments Commonly Overcharging Patients in US

Emergency Departments Commonly Overcharging Patients in US

These facilities were also more likely to serve higher numbers of uninsured, black, and Hispanic patients.

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

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

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"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."

Republicans Face Challenge of Consensus to Replace ACA, Policy Expert Says

Republicans Face Challenge of Consensus to Replace ACA, Policy Expert Says

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Replacing the ACA requires a constructive consensus among Republicans that is currently lacking and may be unattainable.

Court Ruling May Threaten Physicians' Immunity

Court Ruling May Threaten Physicians' Immunity

A friend-of-the-court brief reflects concern that the ruling will have a negative impact on physicians.

High-Risk Pools May Be Step Back for US Health Care

High-Risk Pools May Be Step Back for US Health Care

Higher premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket costs are likely to make high-risk pools unaffordable for many people.

9 of 10 Surveyed Practices Have Dismissed Patients

9 of 10 Surveyed Practices Have Dismissed Patients

Reasons included inappropriate behavior toward staff, violation of prescription policies, and repeatedly missed appointments.

Technology Can Help Patients Engage in Routine Decisions

Technology Can Help Patients Engage in Routine Decisions

Use of technology makes appointments more productive and helps patients engage in the decision.

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