Practice Management

Cohesive Teams Can Help Blend Clinical Care With Education

Cohesive Teams Can Help Blend Clinical Care With Education

Building cohesive teams in teaching clinics can help blend clinical care with education for residents.

Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices

Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices

The growing threat of hacking is increasing the number of physicians buying cyber insurance.

Errors in Clinical Notes Generated by Speech Recognition Are Not Uncommon

Errors in Clinical Notes Generated by Speech Recognition Are Not Uncommon

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Discharge summaries demonstrated higher mean speech recognition error rates.

Addressing Commercial Incentives in the Medical Device Industry

Addressing Commercial Incentives in the Medical Device Industry

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Technical product specialists and other representatives of medical devices are typically available in-house to provide guidance to health professionals

Prioritizing Rest in Hospital Settings: Poor Sleep Increases Costs, Complications, and Mortality

Prioritizing Rest in Hospital Settings: Poor Sleep Increases Costs, Complications, and Mortality

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Study results serve as an important impetus for physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, and others involved in the care of hospitalized patients to optimize sleep in the hospital setting.

Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits

Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits

Targeted steps can be taken to minimize future risks of lawsuits.

Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice

Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice

Although physicians typically struggle with change, relying on habits created in their practice, learning to change is important in order to improve practices and better deal with the changes sweeping through medicine.

A Physician's Guide to Incorporating Patient Spirituality in Practice

A Physician's Guide to Incorporating Patient Spirituality in Practice

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Knowledge of a patient's spiritual beliefs can help physicians better tailor interventions to the individual patient while providing a deeper level of respect for their patients.

Mistreatment Programs Reviewed for Reducing Abuse of Medical Trainees

Mistreatment Programs Reviewed for Reducing Abuse of Medical Trainees

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The development of a theoretical framework can help prevent the pervasive abuse, harassment, discrimination, and mistreatment of medical trainees.

Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans

Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans

There is considerable variation in specialty drug coverage across commercial health plans

Accountable Care Organization Growth Associated With Reduced Physician Work Hours and Self-Employment

Accountable Care Organization Growth Associated With Reduced Physician Work Hours and Self-Employment

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Well-performing ACOs make more efficient use of physician time by shifting tasks to other hospital team members.

Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance

Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance

By understanding three indices and metrics, physicians can change the financial outcome of their medical practice.

Sound Healing May Be A Simple Solution to Combat Burnout

Sound Healing May Be A Simple Solution to Combat Burnout

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Sound healing — a meditation technique that focuses on the power of sound — may offer a solution to physician burnout.

Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk

Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk

Assessing and improving patient satisfaction can help physicians avoid being sued for malpractice.

Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains

Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains

Strategies include taking time for reflection, breaking away from pack, focusing on something specific

Strategies for Increasing Physician-Scientist Recruitment to Research Careers

Strategies for Increasing Physician-Scientist Recruitment to Research Careers

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From 2003 to 2015, funding for the National Institutes of Health declined by 22% due to a nationwide decrease in biomedical research support.

Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices

Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices

Employees should undergo detailed background checks; practices should have zero-tolerance for theft

Lessons Learned: Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network

Lessons Learned: Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network

A same-day appointment system can feasibly be introduced.

More Healthcare Professionals Choose Employment With Organizations Over Self-Employment

More Healthcare Professionals Choose Employment With Organizations Over Self-Employment

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In recent years, more healthcare professionals are choosing to work for organizations rather than starting their own practice.

Hospitals Participating in 340B Program Offer More Low-Profit Services, Uncompensated Care

Hospitals Participating in 340B Program Offer More Low-Profit Services, Uncompensated Care

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The 340B Drug Pricing Program was designed to improve revenue generation among hospitals by allowing participating centers to purchase specific outpatient drugs at a wholesale discount.

The Value of Social Network Data for Surrogate Decision-Making

The Value of Social Network Data for Surrogate Decision-Making

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Surrogate decision making for patients without decision-making capabilities or advance directives can be a challenging task to take on.

Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs

Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs

A peer-based education program can improve the efficiency of electronic health record use.

Evaluating the Medical Ethics of the FIRST Trial and Other Cluster Randomized Trials

Evaluating the Medical Ethics of the FIRST Trial and Other Cluster Randomized Trials

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The FIRST trial was heavily debated in the medical community on publication,

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors

Physician burnout, fatigue, and work-unit safety grades are independently associated with medical errors.

eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship

eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship

The Pharmacist eCare Plan is designed to improve communication between pharmacists and physicians by allowing documentation to be available via electronic health records.

Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off

Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off

Several strategies can be implemented to help address management of staff time off, allowing mutual respect for the employee and employer requests.

Overcoming the Productivity Paradox in Digital Health Care

Overcoming the Productivity Paradox in Digital Health Care

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As of 2018, fewer than 10% of hospitals are without an electronic health record (EHR) system.

Should You Record Your Patient Encounters? An Interview With Dr James Ryan

Should You Record Your Patient Encounters? An Interview With Dr James Ryan

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Patients are increasingly recording physician visits on their phones, should physicians do the same. MPR spoke with physician who advocates for recording in clinical practice.

The Ethics of Sharing Study Data With Research Participants

The Ethics of Sharing Study Data With Research Participants

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In an era of larger-scale studies and increased data digitization, the question of which information is appropriate to disclose has become a focal point in medical ethics.

2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care

2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care

From 2001 to 2015 there was a decrease in the percentage of health care professionals who are self-employed and a decrease in the earning gap between self-employed and employed health care professionals.

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