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Tips on Improving Communication With Older Patients

Tips on Improving Communication With Older Patients

Physicians should prepare for an increasing number of older patients by developing a greater understanding of this population.

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Practice Management Addressing Confidentiality Concerns With Electronic Access to Pediatric Medical Records

Addressing Confidentiality Concerns With Electronic Access to Pediatric Medical Records

As OpenNotes and similar patient portal systems gain traction, pediatricians examined the optimal way to afford transparency to parents while preserving patient confidentiality for minors.

Practice Management How Is Attending Physician Supervision Linked to Resident, Intern Medical Error Rate?

How Is Attending Physician Supervision Linked to Resident, Intern Medical Error Rate?

Researchers recommended that residency programs reconsider the balance of patient safety, learning needs, and resident autonomy.

Practice Management Physicians Want Substantial Improvements in EHRs

Physicians Want Substantial Improvements in EHRs

Although PCPs see value in EHRs, they want substantial improvements, and generally agree on what these improvements should be.

Practice Management Does Maintenance of Certification Status Affect Patient Care?

Does Maintenance of Certification Status Affect Patient Care?

Maintenance of Certification status has been positively linked with physician performance scores.

Practice Management Led by AG Sessions, DOJ Declines to Defend ACA Against Federal Lawsuit

Led by AG Sessions, DOJ Declines to Defend ACA Against Federal Lawsuit

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra pledged to lead the fight to protect the Affordable Care Act.

Practice Management Digital Detoxing Linked to Improved Physical and Mental Well-Being

Digital Detoxing Linked to Improved Physical and Mental Well-Being

One suggestion for digital detoxing is to remove any distractions that don't involve work, family, friends, or health, which means muting any extra notifications or alerts.

Practice Management Patients' Preferences for Physician Attire Linked to Perception of Care

Patients' Preferences for Physician Attire Linked to Perception of Care

Clinician attire is an important factor for a significant number of patients, and can influence the perception of care they receive.

Practice Management CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups

CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups

The prevalence of being uninsured varies by occupational groups.

Practice Management Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed

Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed

Online physician reviews tend to be skewed positively, but differ by specialty.

Practice Management Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Improves Care Delivery

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Improves Care Delivery

Introducing the CPC Initiative improves primary care delivery but does not reduce Medicare spending enough to cover care management fees.

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