Practice Management

Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care

Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care

Stigmatizing language used in medical records to describe patients can influence medical students and residents in terms of their attitudes towards the patient and their clinical decision-making.

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

Best practices have been developed for using electronic health records to enhance patient-centered care.

Direct Primary Care Rivals Fee-for-Service Models in Improving Care Quality and Costs

Direct Primary Care Rivals Fee-for-Service Models in Improving Care Quality and Costs

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The direct primary care model is a potential alternative to the traditional fee-for-service payment model.

#MeToo: Helping Victims Cope With Sexual Harassment

#MeToo: Helping Victims Cope With Sexual Harassment

Mental health professionals regularly grapple with the best way to support clients navigating an onslaught of sexual violence in their daily lives.

When Sparks Stop Flying: How Is Clinician Burnout Tied to Patient Outcomes?

When Sparks Stop Flying: How Is Clinician Burnout Tied to Patient Outcomes?

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Physician burnout has gained traction as a public health concern because more physicians are leaving medical practice altogether, resulting in decreased patient access and continuity of care.

Communication Breakdown: Using Social Media in Medicine

Communication Breakdown: Using Social Media in Medicine

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Social media has proven to be an important tool across all professional fields, including medicine.

NP, PA Employment Increasing in Primary Care and Specialty Practices

NP, PA Employment Increasing in Primary Care and Specialty Practices

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The proportion of practices with NPs and PAs increased modestly from 2008 to 2016, with similar growth found in specialty and primary care practices.

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

Identifying a patient's preferences and goals leads to a care plan that can reflect those goals, and this may improve patient satisfaction.

Practices Should Be Aware of Correct Way to Fire Employees

Practices Should Be Aware of Correct Way to Fire Employees

Physicians should be aware of the correct protocol for, as well as the laws involved in, firing employees.

Breaking the Culture of Mental Health Stigma: The Challenges Physicians Face When Seeking Help

Breaking the Culture of Mental Health Stigma: The Challenges Physicians Face When Seeking Help

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Research is clear: Many physicians are struggling but they don't always feel comfortable speaking up.

The Pilot, the Physician, and the Whistleblower: When Is it Okay to Sound the Alarm?

The Pilot, the Physician, and the Whistleblower: When Is it Okay to Sound the Alarm?

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Airplane cockpits have a lot in common with operating rooms: both host a small team that's trusted to perform an extraordinarily complex task with the clear understanding that any misstep could spell doom.

Managing Medical Requests From Family and Friends

Managing Medical Requests From Family and Friends

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Fielding medical requests from friends and family can be a complex issue for physicians to navigate.

Doctors Generally Confident With Deprescribing for Elderly

Doctors Generally Confident With Deprescribing for Elderly

Researchers administered a survey to 160 physicians attending an educational session related to deprescribing.

Current Performance Measures Lack Appropriate Validity for Clinical Use

Current Performance Measures Lack Appropriate Validity for Clinical Use

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Currently there are 2500 performance measures for US physicians listed by the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse.

New Clinic Satisfaction Tool Provides Real-Time Feedback

New Clinic Satisfaction Tool Provides Real-Time Feedback

The tool was used to assess all clinic encounters for patient satisfaction with the clinic experience, including physician communication score.

PCP eConsult Specialty Referral System Improves Care Access but Increases Workload

PCP eConsult Specialty Referral System Improves Care Access but Increases Workload

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Although the eConsult system expedites patient access to specialty services, it can lead to increased workload — and subsequent burnout — among physicians.

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.

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.

Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

No single solution to address sexual harassment in medicine exists, but physicians of all genders must come together to make progress.

ACP: Position Paper Recommends Solutions to Close Gender Equity Gap

ACP: Position Paper Recommends Solutions to Close Gender Equity Gap

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While overall gender diversity has improved in the healthcare profession, female physicians are still paid significantly less than their male counterparts.

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

Patients Prefer Doctors 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.

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.

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

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The culture of bullying — widespread across the medical field — has been linked to poorer patient outcomes. So why can't physicians stop bullying in its tracks?

Most Physicians' Offices Don't Offer Flexibility for Uninsured

Most Physicians' Offices Don't Offer Flexibility for Uninsured

Most uninsured patients can make a primary care appointment, but only if can pay full cash amount.

Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine

Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine

The American College of Physicians published recommendations aimed at addressing gender equity in physician compensation and career advancement opportunities.

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.

Medication Adherence, Blood Pressure Reduction Assessed With Smartphone App Use

Medication Adherence, Blood Pressure Reduction Assessed With Smartphone App Use

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While smartphone app use led to increased medication adherence, corresponding drops in systolic blood pressure were not seen.

Does Immunity from Medical Malpractice Lead to Improved Patient Care?

Does Immunity from Medical Malpractice Lead to Improved Patient Care?

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Results showed that the average post-SI incidence rate of harmful events at JMH was 13% lower (estimate=-0.1368, RR-0.8721, P=0.0109) compared to the 2 pre-SI years on record.

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.

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