Practice Management

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.

Online Physician Reviews Don't Reflect Patient Satisfaction Surveys

Online Physician Reviews Don't Reflect Patient Satisfaction Surveys

Researchers compared industry-vetted patient satisfaction surveys such as the Press Ganey PSS between physicians with and without negative reviews.

Interns' Schedule Takes Toll on Sleep, Physical Activity, Mood

Interns' Schedule Takes Toll on Sleep, Physical Activity, Mood

Researchers evaluated how the residency experience affects sleep, physical activity, and mood among 33 first-year residents.

Risks and Benefits of FDA "Pre-Cert" Program for Medical Software Devices Examined

Risks and Benefits of FDA "Pre-Cert" Program for Medical Software Devices Examined

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The FDA Digital Health Software Precertification Program represents a feasible solution to regulate software classified as a medical device.

Department of Health and Human Services Resource Improves Patient Health Information Access

Department of Health and Human Services Resource Improves Patient Health Information Access

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The new HSS Resource encourages patients to request — and use — their health record information.

Linguistic Barriers Continue to Create Care Concerns, Affect Patient Outcomes

Linguistic Barriers Continue to Create Care Concerns, Affect Patient Outcomes

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Language education and assistance services can increase 2-way communication between physicians and non-native English speaking patients.

Transactional Roles vs Personalized Care: Is a Shift Needed to Improve Patient Care?

Transactional Roles vs Personalized Care: Is a Shift Needed to Improve Patient Care?

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Tasks like data gathering and entry can take away from the time physicians spend on patient care.

How Retail Marketing Might Improve Medicine: Testing Targeted Therapies

How Retail Marketing Might Improve Medicine: Testing Targeted Therapies

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Researchers suggest medicine should mirror other consumer industries with targeted, personalized therapies.

Improving Breastfeeding Rates in Physician Mothers

Improving Breastfeeding Rates in Physician Mothers

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Many physician mothers cut breastfeeding short because of pressures or limitations associated with their careers.

Flexible Duty-Hour Programs Associated With Personal, Educational Dissatisfaction

Flexible Duty-Hour Programs Associated With Personal, Educational Dissatisfaction

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Flexible duty-hour policies have been linked to lower educational and personal satisfaction.

Unique Risks Associated With Texting Medical Orders

Unique Risks Associated With Texting Medical Orders

Despite the popularity, convenience, and speed of texting medical orders, there are unique and alarming risks associated with the practice.

Hospital Readmission Rates Among Medicare Patients Assessed

Hospital Readmission Rates Among Medicare Patients Assessed

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Current reported measures of 30-day hospital readmissions may not be adequate surrogates for overall hospital quality.

Shared Decision-Making Improves for Minorities With Clinician Training

Shared Decision-Making Improves for Minorities With Clinician Training

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Shared decision making was assessed by a blinded coder based on clinical records, patient perception and quality of care, and clinician perspective.

Surgical Outcomes and Social Media Reviews: When a 5-Star Rating Isn't All It Seems

Surgical Outcomes and Social Media Reviews: When a 5-Star Rating Isn't All It Seems

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Customer service is a critical part of every physician's job, but there's a big difference between a Yelp review and a risk-adjusted mortality rate in determining

EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events

EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events

Two usability experts reviewed reports to assess whether the report contained explicit language to associate the harm report with an EHR usability issue.

Honoring Women in Medicine: Reader Responses

Honoring Women in Medicine: Reader Responses

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We are sharing your stories about the women behind the white coats.

Personal Health Info Found in Recycling at Five Hospitals

Personal Health Info Found in Recycling at Five Hospitals

A considerable amount of personal health information and personally identifiable information was found in the recycling at five Canadian teaching hospitals.

Home-Based Primary Care Ups Access in Rural Areas

Home-Based Primary Care Ups Access in Rural Areas

Program increased health care access for veterans inside and outside of the Indian Health Service.

Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Health Care Providers

Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Health Care Providers

The Lean approach, which emphasizes reducing waste and improving customer value by focusing on the big picture, can be used to address physician burnout.

Diagnosing Medicine's Intractable Gender Pay Gap

Diagnosing Medicine's Intractable Gender Pay Gap

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The #MeToo movement has inspired many women to relate stories of harassment, and medicine is no exception.

Recognizing the Pioneering Women in Medicine for Women's History Month

Recognizing the Pioneering Women in Medicine for Women's History Month

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Women continue to propel medicine into the future. Take a glimpse at just a handful of the remarkable women in medicine making history today.

Addressing Clinician Burnout at the Institutional Level

Addressing Clinician Burnout at the Institutional Level

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Investigators believe the National Academy of Medicine represents one of the best organizations to take on the role of coordinating and synthesizing ongoing efforts and to facilitate collective action for greater progress in fighting burnout.

The Link Between Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

The Link Between Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

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Many studies attempt to quantify the effect of the various malpractice claim regulations on physician practice by linking it to the prevalence of defensive medicine, which is when a physician alters his or her clinical approach for the purpose of reducing malpractice exposure.

Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs

Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs

Researchers examined the frequency of overpayments by comparing copayments with the national average reimbursements received by pharmacies for the same prescription for commercially insured patients.

Issues Associated With Electronic Prescribing

Issues Associated With Electronic Prescribing

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A retrospective analysis of medication records transmitted through an electronic health record system revealed that a significant number of comments meant to be sent to pharmacists were not sent, demonstrating a 'legitimate safety concern'.

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