Practice Management

ACP: Shifting Focus to Social Determinants of Health Can Improve Patient Care

ACP: Shifting Focus to Social Determinants of Health Can Improve Patient Care

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The ACP is focusing its efforts on improving health outcomes through the assessment of patients' social determinants of health.

Retail Clinics Aim to Improve and Transform Healthcare Access

Retail Clinics Aim to Improve and Transform Healthcare Access

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Retail clinics can be more economically feasible for patients when compared with traditional medical clinics.

Patients Prefer Physicians Who Engage in Face-to-Face Visits

Patients Prefer Physicians Who Engage in Face-to-Face Visits

Patients prefer physicians who engage in face-to-face clinic visits, rather than those using an examination room computer.

Why Is #MeToo Missing From Medical Schools?

Why Is #MeToo Missing From Medical Schools?

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As the #MeToo movement has gained strength, reports of sexual harassment at medical schools have mostly remained stagnant.

Talking Politics With Patients

Talking Politics With Patients

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Sooner or later, everyone in the healthcare field will have to think about how to approach a politically divisive conversation with a patient.

Expert Q&A: Effects of Collaborative Care Models on Patient Satisfaction in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Expert Q&A: Effects of Collaborative Care Models on Patient Satisfaction in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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John M. Davis III, MD, MS, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Jennifer Gorman, MD, MPH, from The Polyclinic in Seattle, Washington, discuss the evolving collaborative care therapy model in RA.

Charter Outlines Principles of Physician Well-Being

Charter Outlines Principles of Physician Well-Being

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The Charter on Physician Well-being is intended to outline specific principles that can be used to address well-being throughout a physician's entire career.

Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine

Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine

Recommendations were provided aimed at addressing gender equity in physician compensation and career advancement opportunities.

Most Physician Offices Do Not Offer Flexibility for Uninsured

Most Physician Offices Do Not Offer Flexibility for Uninsured

Most uninsured patients can make primary care appointments but only if can pay full cash amount.

ACP: Recommendations to Combat Negative Hidden Curricula in Medicine

ACP: Recommendations to Combat Negative Hidden Curricula in Medicine

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In medicine, there is often a disconnect between what is taught in the classroom and what students observe in clinical practice.

Recent Years Saw Increase in Burden of Prior Authorization

Recent Years Saw Increase in Burden of Prior Authorization

According to the survey results, 86% of physicians report that prior authorization burdens have increased over the past 5 years.

Improved Care Efficiency Requires a More Manageable System

Improved Care Efficiency Requires a More Manageable System

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As technologic tools in clinical practice becomes more standard, it is easy for physicians to become burdened.

ACR Expresses Concern Over HHS 2019 Benefit and Payment Parameters Final Rule

ACR Expresses Concern Over HHS 2019 Benefit and Payment Parameters Final Rule

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The ACR has expressed concern over the 2019 Benefit and Payment Parameters final rule, which allows states to select their Essential Health Benefits benchmark plans on federal health exchanges.

Does Immunity from Medical Malpractice Lead to Improved Patient Care?

Does Immunity from Medical Malpractice Lead to Improved Patient Care?

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The incidence of adverse medical events decreased significantly when physicians received sovereign immunity from medical malpractice claims at a Florida hospital.

Odds of Prescribing Drugs Up With Receipt of Pharmaceutical Industry Payments

Odds of Prescribing Drugs Up With Receipt of Pharmaceutical Industry Payments

Physicians receiving general payments from pharmaceutical companies are more likely to prescribe their drugs.

Department of Health and Human Services Resource Improves Patient Health Information Access

Department of Health and Human Services Resource Improves Patient Health Information Access

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The new HSS Resource encourages patients to request — and use — their health record information.

Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs

Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs

Eight suggestions include providing individualized optimization training to personalize EHR settings.

Linguistic Barriers Continue to Create Care Concerns, Affect Patient Outcomes

Linguistic Barriers Continue to Create Care Concerns, Affect Patient Outcomes

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Language education and assistance services can increase 2-way communication between physicians and non-native English speaking patients.

Transactional Roles vs Personalized Care: Is a Shift Needed to Improve Patient Care?

Transactional Roles vs Personalized Care: Is a Shift Needed to Improve Patient Care?

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Tasks like data gathering and entry can take away from the time physicians spend on patient care.

Variations Identified in Free-Text Directions in E-Prescriptions

Variations Identified in Free-Text Directions in E-Prescriptions

There is considerable variation in the quality of free-text patient directions in electronic prescriptions.

Improving Breastfeeding Rates in Physician Mothers

Improving Breastfeeding Rates in Physician Mothers

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Many physician mothers cut breastfeeding short because of pressures or limitations associated with their careers.

Physicians Engage Little to Coordinate Medicare Home Health Care

Physicians Engage Little to Coordinate Medicare Home Health Care

Physicians do not meaningfully engage with skilled home health care agencies in the certification of Medicare beneficiaries' plans of care.

How Retail Marketing Might Improve Medicine: Testing Targeted Therapies

How Retail Marketing Might Improve Medicine: Testing Targeted Therapies

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Researchers suggest medicine should mirror other consumer industries with targeted, personalized therapies.

The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

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While ICD-10-CM may be an improvement on an old process, big data is the revolution that has the potential to change health care forever.

Improving Patient Care: Continuous Innovation Following Hurricane Katrina

Improving Patient Care: Continuous Innovation Following Hurricane Katrina

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Although medical preparedness has markedly improved since 2005's Hurricane Katrina, innovation must be continuous.

Hospital Readmission Rates Among Medicare Patients Assessed

Hospital Readmission Rates Among Medicare Patients Assessed

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Current reported measures of 30-day hospital readmissions may not be adequate surrogates for overall hospital quality.

EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events

EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events

Usability challenges mainly occur during order placement and medication administration.

ACP: Position Paper Shares Top Principles of Volunteer Medical Experiences

ACP: Position Paper Shares Top Principles of Volunteer Medical Experiences

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The position paper focuses on the 4 accepted principles of healthcare: beneficence, nonmaleficence, justice, and respect for autonomy.

Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Healthcare Providers

Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Healthcare Providers

The Lean approach emphasizes reducing waste and improving customer value by focusing on the big picture.

Unique Risks Associated With Texting Medical Orders

Unique Risks Associated With Texting Medical Orders

Institute of Safe Medication Practices indicates risks such as abbreviations and autocorrection.

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