Practice Management

Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry

Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry

A majority of internists still report financial ties to industry.

Advantages and Challenges of Community-Based Health Interventions Examined

Advantages and Challenges of Community-Based Health Interventions Examined

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Therapeutic lifestyle changes administered in a community setting can be effective in reducing blood pressure among black people with hypertension.

Designing the Therapeutic Space: Using Layout, Color, and Other Elements to Get Patients in the Right Frame of Mind

Designing the Therapeutic Space: Using Layout, Color, and Other Elements to Get Patients in the Right Frame of Mind

While there is no single way to design a conducive therapeutic room, mental health professionals can help ensure that clients have a comfortable therapeutic experience by keeping the area a welcoming, cozy, warm, and safe environment for emotionally vulnerable individuals.

Little to No Association Found Between Physician Performance and Medical School Ranking

Little to No Association Found Between Physician Performance and Medical School Ranking

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Researchers found a limited association between the ranking of a physician's medical school and patient mortality or readmission rates.

Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses

Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses

Every nine minutes, a patient in a U.S. hospital dies because a diagnosis was wrong or delayed -- resulting in 80,000 deaths a year.

Security and Privacy Risks Linked to Wearable Healthcare Devices

Security and Privacy Risks Linked to Wearable Healthcare Devices

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While wearable technology can provide substantial patient benefit, these devices carry significant privacy and security risks.

Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors

Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors

Existing policy has been amended to encourage licensing boards to require disclosure of physical or mental health conditions only when these would negatively impact a physicians' ability to practice medicine.

An Introduction to Deep Learning and Neural Networks and Their Utility in Health Care

An Introduction to Deep Learning and Neural Networks and Their Utility in Health Care

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The "deep learning" approach to artificial intelligence allows computers to perform diagnostic tasks with accuracy comparable to that of trained medical professionals.

Exploring the Effect of Data on Precision Medicine Research

Exploring the Effect of Data on Precision Medicine Research

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Electronic health records can offer information on social and behavioral data, which can aid research investigating genetic and social factors across health disparities.

Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction

Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction

Use of medical scribes is associated with decreased physician documentation burden, improved work efficiency, and improved patient interactions.

Increasing Minority Representation in Gene Editing Technology Research

Increasing Minority Representation in Gene Editing Technology Research

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Without substantial genetic information to draw from, scientific research has failed to achieve adequate understanding of the clinical variants in minority populations.

Nutrition Tips for Physicians: Staying Healthy During Busy Days

Nutrition Tips for Physicians: Staying Healthy During Busy Days

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Between the double shifts and stressful days, keeping energy up and eating right can seem like an insurmountable challenge.

The Progression of Health Care From Personalized Medicine to Wellness Genomics and Beyond

The Progression of Health Care From Personalized Medicine to Wellness Genomics and Beyond

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The progression from personalized medicine to wellness genomics as mapped by researchers began with pioneering work on the molecular genetic code.

Should Physicians Play a Role in Minimizing the Societal Cost of Medical Care?

Should Physicians Play a Role in Minimizing the Societal Cost of Medical Care?

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Physicians are evenly divided on the importance of considering societal cost and resource allocation while providing individual patient care.

E-Visit Adoption Increases Office Visits, Healthcare Use in Primary Care

E-Visit Adoption Increases Office Visits, Healthcare Use in Primary Care

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Electronic medical visits (e-visits) trigger additional clinic visits, rather than serving as an office visit substitute.

 Lack of Standardized Definitions Creates Challenges in Identifying Prevalence of Burnout

Lack of Standardized Definitions Creates Challenges in Identifying Prevalence of Burnout

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Researchers systematically reviewed clinical trial databases for published studies on burnout prevalence in practice physicians.

AHA, ADA and Others Concerned Over Latest Trump Administration ACA Guidance

AHA, ADA and Others Concerned Over Latest Trump Administration ACA Guidance

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More than 25 professional medical and patient advocacy organizations are in opposition to the Trump Administration's latest effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

Causes of Burnout in Resident Physicians Examined

Causes of Burnout in Resident Physicians Examined

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Career choice regret, specialty choice, and anxiety in medical school have been linked with elevated rates of burnout in resident physicians

The Striking Effects of Diversity in Health Care: Improving Patient Outcomes

The Striking Effects of Diversity in Health Care: Improving Patient Outcomes

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Two Stanford researchers sought to study the effects of diversity on health care among men of color.

Little Evidence of Gabapentin Efficacy for Off-Label Uses

Little Evidence of Gabapentin Efficacy for Off-Label Uses

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Clinicians who prescribe gabapentin for off-label uses should assess available evidence for a given indication.

Teacher, Student Psychological Well-being Linked

Teacher, Student Psychological Well-being Linked

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Educators' mental health and well-being is associated with their students' mental well-being or feelings of distress.

Establishing Meaningful Informed Consent: Challenges in mHealth

Establishing Meaningful Informed Consent: Challenges in mHealth

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The role of mHealth technologies, including smartphone applications and wearable sensors that enable real-time health monitoring, has become more prevalent within the last decade.

High Quality Care as Important as Universal Health Coverage in Reducing Global Mortality

High Quality Care as Important as Universal Health Coverage in Reducing Global Mortality

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Universal health coverage has been proposed as a way of improving access to healthcare in low- and middle-income countries.

Overall Population Well-Being Inversely Related to Healthcare Spending

Overall Population Well-Being Inversely Related to Healthcare Spending

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The overall well-being of a geographically defined population was inversely associated with the amount Medicare spent on its fee-for-service beneficiaries.

How Do Medical Scribes Reduce EHR Documentation Burden for Physicians?

How Do Medical Scribes Reduce EHR Documentation Burden for Physicians?

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The use of medical scribes for electronic health record documentation reduced primary care physician burden.

Understanding the Blame Game: Why Are Voluntary Event Reporting Rates So Low?

Understanding the Blame Game: Why Are Voluntary Event Reporting Rates So Low?

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Does a hospital's blame culture — "nonpunitive response to error" according to researchers — influence medical error reporting rates?

When Will Medicine Join the Women's Movement?

When Will Medicine Join the Women's Movement?

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A recent report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine confirms that sexual harassment is a problem across all fields of science.

Understanding the Cause is Necessary to Treating Physician Burnout

Understanding the Cause is Necessary to Treating Physician Burnout

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There is no widespread understanding of the pathophysiology of burnout, or conclusions about how it should be measured.

The Doctor Will @ You Now: Social Media MD Shares Strategies

The Doctor Will @ You Now: Social Media MD Shares Strategies

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Farris K. Timimi, MD, and Lee Aase from the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network shared their views on the role of social media in physician practice.

New Opioid-Induced Constipation Management Guidelines Available

New Opioid-Induced Constipation Management Guidelines Available

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The recommendations have been published in the AGA's official journal, Gastroenterology.

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