Practice Management

AMA <i>Code of Medical Ethics</i> Guides Physicians in Fighting Harmful Online Health Information

AMA Code of Medical Ethics Guides Physicians in Fighting Harmful Online Health Information

By

Health information is widely available online, yet the quality of that information can be dubious at best.

Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals

Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals

Nearly two-thirds of insured adults with a previous health care visit did not use an online patient portal in 2017.

"Gender Panic" in Clinical Settings: Protecting Public Accommodations Access for Transgender Individuals

"Gender Panic" in Clinical Settings: Protecting Public Accommodations Access for Transgender Individuals

By

There is substantial discussion in the United States regarding the use of public accommodation laws to legislate bathroom access for transgender individuals.

Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management

Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management

An educational intervention can improve patients' ability to self-manage their chronic diseases.

Knit One, Purl One: The Health Benefits of Knitting

Knit One, Purl One: The Health Benefits of Knitting

By

Knitting is both process- and product-oriented, encompassing repetitive tasks that can exercise physical and cognitive skills

Walgreens Now Offers Next-Day Prescription Delivery Service With FedEx

Walgreens Now Offers Next-Day Prescription Delivery Service With FedEx

By

Currently, same-day delivery is available only in Dallas, Chicago, New York City, Gainesville, Miami, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale; this program will be expanded in 2019.

HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden

HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden

The US Department of Health and Human Services has developed a draft strategy to reduce the health information technology burden.

Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine

Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine

Only 15.4% of physicians work in practices that use telemedicine for a wide spectrum of patient interactions, with larger practice size being an important correlate of telemedicine use.

Physician Responsibility to Combat "Fake News" in Medicine

Physician Responsibility to Combat "Fake News" in Medicine

By

It's easy for patients to seek out information that backs up their beliefs and dismiss other sources as "fake news."

AMA Survey Collects Advice for Physicians Approaching Retirement

AMA Survey Collects Advice for Physicians Approaching Retirement

The transition from the workforce into retirement is always challenging, but for physicians accustomed to working long or odd hours, it can be especially difficult.

Shifting Pattern Seen for Primary Care Office Visits

Shifting Pattern Seen for Primary Care Office Visits

Office visits to primary care physicians declined from 2012 to 2016, but visits to nurse practitioners and physician assistants increased.

Wikipedia in Medical Education: An Educator's Guide to Crowdsourcing

Wikipedia in Medical Education: An Educator's Guide to Crowdsourcing

By

With the proliferation of online medical information, educators and students alike struggle to discern the legitimacy of "e-health" sources.

Give Thanks: The Role of Gratitude in Combating Burnout

Give Thanks: The Role of Gratitude in Combating Burnout

By

Many healthcare organizations are trying a new tactic to reduce rates of burnout: gratitude.

FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process

FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process

A major update of the United States' system for approving medical devices was announced yesterday by the FDA.

Clinicians Must Do Their Part to Address Inaccurate Online Health Information

Clinicians Must Do Their Part to Address Inaccurate Online Health Information

By

Clinicians have a responsibility to engage in initiatives that improve the quality of health information available online.

How Does Accepting Blame Affect Future Medical Errors?

How Does Accepting Blame Affect Future Medical Errors?

By

Assuming blame for a medical error may help patients and families heal.

Increased Use of Electronic Health Records Linked With Heightened Risk for Health Data Breaches

Increased Use of Electronic Health Records Linked With Heightened Risk for Health Data Breaches

By

Rates of health information breaches are increasing despite legal and moral obligations to protect patient information.

ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Affect Labor Markets

ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Affect Labor Markets

Millions of workers gained insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act without adverse effects on labor markets.

The Future of Robot Physicians: Is Artificial Intelligence Poised to Take Over Medicine?

The Future of Robot Physicians: Is Artificial Intelligence Poised to Take Over Medicine?

By

By 2030, robots will likely replace 800 million workers. Will physicians make the cut?

Patient, Consumer Groups Push for Injunction Against Short-Term Insurance Rule

Patient, Consumer Groups Push for Injunction Against Short-Term Insurance Rule

By

The American Heart Association and others are urging the court to reconsider changes to short-term limited-duration insurance plans.

Cleaning Up "Fake News" in Health Care

Cleaning Up "Fake News" in Health Care

By

Inaccurate health claims have become a public health issue.

Should Physicians Offer Treatments Contrary to Published Guidelines?

Should Physicians Offer Treatments Contrary to Published Guidelines?

By

When deviating from published guidelines, physicians must ensure their recommendations are based on justified belief, not personal bias.

Poorer Health, Health Behaviors Increase Risk for Hospital Readmission

Poorer Health, Health Behaviors Increase Risk for Hospital Readmission

By

Older patients with poor health, health behaviors, social support, and self-efficacy are more likely to have an unexpected readmission to the hospital.

Anti-Immigration Laws Have Negative Health Effects on Undocumented Youth

Anti-Immigration Laws Have Negative Health Effects on Undocumented Youth

By

Dreamers have expressed lower self-esteem and higher rates of chronic disease after the repeal of DACA.

Decreased Health, Social Service Utilization Among Immigrants Following 2016 Presidential Election

Decreased Health, Social Service Utilization Among Immigrants Following 2016 Presidential Election

By

Health and social service utilization decreased in immigrant communities after the 2016 presidential election.

Assessing Insurance Coverage Trends in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults in the Post-ACA Era

Assessing Insurance Coverage Trends in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults in the Post-ACA Era

By

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults still delay medical care due to cost despite having access to insurance coverage.

Making the Case for Donor-Funded Research

Making the Case for Donor-Funded Research

By

Research funded by private donors in exchange for research-related benefits has long been criticized as a "pay to play" research model.

#MeToo Movement: Public Health Challenges, Benefits Examined

#MeToo Movement: Public Health Challenges, Benefits Examined

By

Researchers are concerned that the increased focus on sexual harassment resulting from the #MeToo campaign may cause negative health outcomes.

Enough Is Enough? When Health Metrics Shift From Useful to Too Much

Enough Is Enough? When Health Metrics Shift From Useful to Too Much

By

When is enough enough when it comes to health metrics?

Multisector Goal Alignment May Curb Medicare Expenditures

Multisector Goal Alignment May Curb Medicare Expenditures

By

Medicare costs may be contained by incentivizing multisector health activities, according to researchers.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters