Practice Management

Online Consultation System Benefits Rheumatic Disease Management

Online Consultation System Benefits Rheumatic Disease Management

The SSDM series of applications is cost-effective for patients of rheumatologists.

Short Consultation Length With Primary Care Providers Seen Worldwide

Short Consultation Length With Primary Care Providers Seen Worldwide

The amount of time a PCP speaks with their patient varies from country to country.

Improved Job Satisfaction Leads to Less Burnout in Primary Care Practice

Improved Job Satisfaction Leads to Less Burnout in Primary Care Practice

There was a reduced intention to leave practice for clinicians who report increased job satisfaction during follow-up.

Survey Compares Patient, Physician Perspectives of Health Care Issues

Survey Compares Patient, Physician Perspectives of Health Care Issues

The majority of patients are happy with the relationship they have with their physician.

Practice Managers Can Help Physician Group Grow, Thrive

Practice Managers Can Help Physician Group Grow, Thrive

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Practice managers can either be beneficial to a practice, or add unneeded stress.

Practices Should Monitor Factors That Lead to Clinician Satisfaction

Practices Should Monitor Factors That Lead to Clinician Satisfaction

Clinician burnout can be reduced by modifying workplace chaos, incohesiveness and lack of communication.

Direct Interaction Between Patients, Physicans Can Lead to Better Health

Direct Interaction Between Patients, Physicans Can Lead to Better Health

Many patients view physicians who communicate face-to-face as having more compassion, communication and professionalism.

Targeted Interventions Effectively Address Medical Overuse

Targeted Interventions Effectively Address Medical Overuse

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Medical overuse can be reduced by involving patients in shared-decision making.

High Rate of Sharing Passwords for Medical Records Noted Among Staff

High Rate of Sharing Passwords for Medical Records Noted Among Staff

Passwords to access electronic health records are often shared among medical staff members.

Improved Training Necessary for Qualified Medical Assistants

Improved Training Necessary for Qualified Medical Assistants

Primary care practices can be improved with the employment of qualified medical assistants.

Establishing Protocols to Prevent Hackers From Infiltrating Systems

Establishing Protocols to Prevent Hackers From Infiltrating Systems

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Because many computer systems have only minimal cyber defense, it is relatively easy for even rookie hackers to get in.

Opioid Manufacturers Required to Provide Training to Physicians

Opioid Manufacturers Required to Provide Training to Physicians

Extensive training for doctors is being required by US regulators, due to the opioid crisis.

Proportion of Registered Nurses With Baccalaureate Degrees Increasing

Proportion of Registered Nurses With Baccalaureate Degrees Increasing

In US acute care hospitals,there has been an increase in the proportion of baccalaureate registered nurses.

Opioid-Related Discharges Support Usefulness of Safety Initiatives

Opioid-Related Discharges Support Usefulness of Safety Initiatives

There has been a decrease in emergency department discharges due to opioids.

Patients Report Communication Disconnect After Visits to ED, Urgent Care

Patients Report Communication Disconnect After Visits to ED, Urgent Care

There needs to be better communication between patients and PCPs after urgent care visits.

Scientific Community Supports Human Genome Editing for Disease

Scientific Community Supports Human Genome Editing for Disease

Many scientists support somatic genome editing in adults for prevention of serious diseases.

Sexual Harassment Between Physician, Patient Threatens Quality of Care

Sexual Harassment Between Physician, Patient Threatens Quality of Care

Most female physicians have been sexually harassed by a patient at some point.

Uninsured Visit Rates Decrease for Ethnic, Racial Groups Following ACA Implementation

Uninsured Visit Rates Decrease for Ethnic, Racial Groups Following ACA Implementation

After implementation of the ACA, there was a decrease in rates of uninsured visits for all racial and ethnic groups.

Interleukin-1 Inhibitors and Pregnancy: How Safe Are They?

Interleukin-1 Inhibitors and Pregnancy: How Safe Are They?

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The use of interleukin-1 (IL-1) inhibitors by men or women for the treatment of an inflammatory condition, from the period preceding conception to that of breastfeeding may not significantly affect pregnancy outcomes or infant development.

What Percent of Americans Reported Medical Error Experience?

What Percent of Americans Reported Medical Error Experience?

According to survey results, over 20% of Americans have experienced a medical error.

Medical Scribes Improve Health Care Efficiency, Reduce Physician Burnout

Medical Scribes Improve Health Care Efficiency, Reduce Physician Burnout

Working with a scribe improves overall satisfaction for physicians.

Is it Time for the Independent Physician to Stop Fighting the System?

Is it Time for the Independent Physician to Stop Fighting the System?

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Independent physicians need to stop fighting the system.

Practice Options in Health Care Need to Be Evaluated

Practice Options in Health Care Need to Be Evaluated

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The practices in healthcare today need to be reevaluated.

Ethical Aspects of Futility in Emergency Medical Care

Ethical Aspects of Futility in Emergency Medical Care

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Clear communication between patients and caregivers with regard to treatment futility or the perception of treatment futility is important.

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.

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