Practice Management

Creative Solutions for Healthcare Improvement

Creative Solutions for Healthcare Improvement

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Coeditor-in-chief of The Encyclopedia of Creativity ,Steven Pritzker, PhD, discusses how physicians can utilize creativity in health care to improve patient care.

Fired for Falling Asleep During Work Hours: Our Readers Weigh In

Fired for Falling Asleep During Work Hours: Our Readers Weigh In

Two physicians offer their opinions on June's Legal Advisor from Clinical Advisor about a female nurse that was fired for falling asleep while on duty in a hospital.

New Tools Available to Guide Physicians Through Merit-Based Payments

New Tools Available to Guide Physicians Through Merit-Based Payments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services added new online resources to assist physicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and to those exploring the opportunities available.

Physicians Finding Workaround Solutions for Rising Cost of Medications

Physicians Finding Workaround Solutions for Rising Cost of Medications

Some physicians are creating new ways to work around the rising costs of prescription medications.

Concierge Medicine: The Future of Healthcare?

Concierge Medicine: The Future of Healthcare?

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Concierge medicine fills an important and growing niche in today's medical marketplace, appealing to thousands of physicians around the country and the scores of patients they serve.

Stronger Standards Needed for Shared Clinical Decision Making

Stronger Standards Needed for Shared Clinical Decision Making

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Policy makers and health systems need to strengthen standards guiding the practice of shared decision making.

Reflecting on the Fine Line Between Intimacy and Identification

Reflecting on the Fine Line Between Intimacy and Identification

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A physician reflects on the fine line between creating intimacy with your patient and shielding yourself from getting too close to each and every case.

A Doctor Reflects on an Early Lesson in Humility

A Doctor Reflects on an Early Lesson in Humility

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A physician reflects on an early lesson he learned in humility.

Patients Often Record Doctor's Visits to Share Information With Caregivers

Patients Often Record Doctor's Visits to Share Information With Caregivers

Many patients record office visits, often listening back to the tapes themselves or sharing with their caregiver.

AMA Module Helps Integrate Pharmacists Into Medical Practice

AMA Module Helps Integrate Pharmacists Into Medical Practice

The American Medical Association has a new education module to help embed clinical pharmacists within a medical practice.

Becoming a Better Physician: Make Time for Exercise

Becoming a Better Physician: Make Time for Exercise

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Setting aside time for exercise can make you a better physician by increasing your confidence to counsel patients and your perceived success to do so.

Six Lessons on Medicine You Can Learn From Your Patients

Six Lessons on Medicine You Can Learn From Your Patients

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There is a lot you can learn from your patients that was never taught at medical school.

Guidance on Preventing Medical Billing Errors

Guidance on Preventing Medical Billing Errors

Up to 80% of all medical bills contain mistakes, which can results in not just financial risk, but patient harm.

High Rate of Errors in Handwritten Opioid Prescriptions

High Rate of Errors in Handwritten Opioid Prescriptions

Errors are common in opioid medication prescriptions, and most often happen in handwritten prescriptions.

How to Approach Your Patients on Vaping and Smoking Cessation

How to Approach Your Patients on Vaping and Smoking Cessation

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A physician's insights on the growing vape market and whether or not vaping is a better option for smoking cessation.

Electronic Communication With Patients: Tips

Electronic Communication With Patients: Tips

Physicians should take care and act prudently when conveying electronic messages to patients, always keeping sensitivity at the forefront.

A Doctor Reflects on His Past Medical Mission Trips

A Doctor Reflects on His Past Medical Mission Trips

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A physician reflects on his past medical missions to Haiti and shares what he could have done differently to make it a more satisfactory trip for him and his patients.

The Relationships Between Industry Payments and Physicians

The Relationships Between Industry Payments and Physicians

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When it comes to receiving payments from pharmaceutical companies, it's not always the size of the payment that matters.

Organizing Knowledge, Dealing With Unknowns in Medicine

Organizing Knowledge, Dealing With Unknowns in Medicine

Unknown unknowns continue to surround us, unseen and unaccounted for, right up until the moment 1 of our patients gets hurt.

UK Physicians Sending Confidential Scans via Apps

UK Physicians Sending Confidential Scans via Apps

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Doctors are now sharing confidential patient scans via Snapchat and The National Health Service has forced them to find other sources for sending and receiving scans.

Maintenance of Certification Program Does Not Result in Performance Improvement

Maintenance of Certification Program Does Not Result in Performance Improvement

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The Maintenance of Certification program has conflicting data supporting whether their program results in performance improvements.

Accountable Care Organization Cost Savings Calculation

Accountable Care Organization Cost Savings Calculation

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Healthcare is shifting to a value-based system that evaluates outcomes and cost, promising to provide a sustainable healthcare cost reform.

Impaired DNA Repair in Night Shift Workers

Impaired DNA Repair in Night Shift Workers

Capacity to repair everyday damage to cell DNA could be impaired in people who work the night shift.

Dos and Don'ts of Online Profiles for Medical Professionals

Dos and Don'ts of Online Profiles for Medical Professionals

Physicians should keep their online profiles clear, consistent, and factually accurate to take full advantage of reaching patients.

A Story of Bias and Prejudice in Medicine Highlighted by #WhatADoctorLooksLike

A Story of Bias and Prejudice in Medicine Highlighted by #WhatADoctorLooksLike

Inherent biases cannot be completely eliminated as they are historic trends that continue to prevail.

Primary Care Demand Projected to Increase by 2023

Primary Care Demand Projected to Increase by 2023

The demand for primary care physicians is projected to increase 18.0% between 2013 and 2023.

Telemedicine Sufficient for Headache Consult

Telemedicine Sufficient for Headache Consult

Telemedicine offers a convenient alternative for nonacute headache patients.

Leveraging Technology in Clinical Practice

Leveraging Technology in Clinical Practice

An example of a simple use of technology that not only averted the inconvenience and discomfort for the child of a trip to the ER, but also avoided exposing him to additional illnesses and avoided exposing others to what he had.

Smartphones: Physicians' Best Ally?

Smartphones: Physicians' Best Ally?

The smartphone was made for doctors, and there aren't enough hours in the day to sing its praises.

A Surgical Intern's Take on Primary Care

A Surgical Intern's Take on Primary Care

The very first thing you learn in surgical residency is that you are not a primary care physician.

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