Practice managers can either be beneficial to a practice, or add unneeded stress.
Medical overuse can be reduced by involving patients in shared-decision making.
Independent physicians need to stop fighting the system.
The practices in healthcare today need to be reevaluated.
Clear communication between patients and caregivers with regard to treatment futility or the perception of treatment futility is important.
The use of scribes has garnered a generally positive research base for being effective in improving clinician satisfaction, productivity, and physician-patient interactions.
Making time for yourself as a physician can be difficult because of busy rotations.
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a common example of unknown knowns is continuing to perform a procedure even in the face of evidence that it's either outdated or of little benefit.
Years into the practice of medicine, I have spoken millions of words in the exam room and forgotten the majority of them.
Every physician experiences humility.
As far as I could tell, the only function of this rattling, chirping, and beeping barrage was to drive doctors crazy.
One should be careful when told that a child has a fever and a rash: it could be meningococcemia.
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.
80% of physicians use texting to share clinical information.
I'm sure you already know the usual burnout-prevention protocols offered in self-help articles — but they may not work for you!
"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."
An endocrinologist shares his experience teaching medical students with concept videos.
Today's voice-recognition capability is phenomenal for medical providers.
Jonathan Krant, MD, FACP, confronts the issues surrounding biosimilar substitution for biologic treatments.
Some legal cases have upheld that a physician-patient relationship exists even when the patient has not been physically examined by the physician.
The American College of Rheumatology's head of government affairs dissects the AHCA proposal and explains what it means for rheumatologists and their patients.
Healthcare reform must be based on common sense and shared responsibility — not on more layers of administrative burden.
HHS fined providers for not having a business associate agreement in place or using an outdated one.
With billing and reimbursement requirements constantly in flux, clinicians must stay vigilant to ensure continued--and correct--payment.
Machelle Manuel, PhD, vice president of medical scientific affairs, at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals discusses new hyperuricemia treatment options.
Eric L. Matteson, MD, MPH, speaks about the pressing need for improved evidence-based risk assessment algorithms for cardiovascular disease assessment in rheumatic diseases.
Wrongful disclosure of HIPAA-protected health information can lead to patient lawsuits.
A historical analysis suggests that sugar control policies inconsistently cite coronary heart disease as a health risk.
One clinician reflects on the financial incentives provided by the Chronic Care Management (CCM) program of CMS.
Certain parts of the legislation related to HIPAA are optional and recommended, while others are mandatory
Including the 18 patients identifiers that must be removed from charts before sharing with HIPAA-covered entities.
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.
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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