Practice Management Feature Archive

The Ugly Truth: Persistent Sexism in Medicine

The Ugly Truth: Persistent Sexism in Medicine

Elise Barney, DO, discusses the subtleties of modern sexism in medicine in a candid interview.

Using Video as a Medical Educational Resource

Using Video as a Medical Educational Resource

An endocrinologist shares his experience of using concept videos to teach medical students.

The Current State of Medical Liability Reform

The Current State of Medical Liability Reform

Current overall costs for medical liability in the United States range from $55.6 to $200 billion annually, which accounts for 2.4% to 10% of all healthcare spending.

Q&A: Health Law Expert on the Current State of Medical Malpractice

Q&A: Health Law Expert on the Current State of Medical Malpractice

An interview with medical malpractice expert, Michelle Mello, JD, PhD.

ACA: Improving Health Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries

ACA: Improving Health Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Despite improved coverage, many Medicaid beneficiaries experienced increased wait times.

Revisiting the Legality of Curbside Consults in Clinical Practice

Revisiting the Legality of Curbside Consults in Clinical Practice

Most courts have asserted that curbside consults do not create a physician-patient relationship.

Best Practices for Transitioning Patients from Pediatric to Adult Care

Best Practices for Transitioning Patients from Pediatric to Adult Care

The transition process should adequately prepare both the child and their family to move in to the world of adult care.

Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent in Clinical Research

Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent in Clinical Research

Obtaining informed consent is crucial in medical research, and new methods of obtaining consent are aiming to make study information more readily accessible.

More Than A Minute: The Downside To Pharmacy-Owned Clinics

More Than A Minute: The Downside To Pharmacy-Owned Clinics

A clinician examines the downside to "minute clinics" vs traditional primary care.

Medical Device Safety: A Call For Improvement

Medical Device Safety: A Call For Improvement

A large number of product recalls for various medical devices indicates the need for more regulation prior to approval, and more active monitoring after devices hit the market.

Writing a Prescription for Compassion

Writing a Prescription for Compassion

One clinician proposes that pharmaceutical companies turn their attention to developing a compassion pill -- for fellow clinicians.

ACA: Don't Hold Your Breath for Meaningful Health Care Reform

ACA: Don't Hold Your Breath for Meaningful Health Care Reform

One clinician reflects on the effects of "managed care" on the health care system.

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Communication

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Communication

The FDA has released draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.

Resident Handoffs: Improved Strategies for Better Inpatient Care

Resident Handoffs: Improved Strategies for Better Inpatient Care

Recent research shows that end-of-rotation transitions in care are associated with a significantly higher risk for in-hospital mortality.

Q&A: How Prevalent Are Conflicts of Interest in Patient Advocacy Groups?

Q&A: How Prevalent Are Conflicts of Interest in Patient Advocacy Groups?

Susannah L. Rose, PhD, shares insight into the prevalence of industry funding of advocacy groups and what clinicians should consider when interpreting research outcomes.

Business Associate HIPAA Violations Can Have Costly Ramifications

Business Associate HIPAA Violations Can Have Costly Ramifications

HHS fined providers for not having a business associate agreement in place or using an outdated one.

Culture of Medical Training and Student Well-Being

Culture of Medical Training and Student Well-Being

Changing the learning environment and reforming programs is important to improving the well-being of medical students.

Trump Administration and Health Care Policy: The Future of the Affordable Care Act

Trump Administration and Health Care Policy: The Future of the Affordable Care Act

The ACA is likely to be partially or fully repealed, though it is uncertain how physician practices and the benefits of the 20 million newly-insured will be affected.

Q&A: Maximizing Revenues and Preparing for Payor Changes

Q&A: Maximizing Revenues and Preparing for Payor Changes

Keeping abreast of changing payment models and regulations is key to maximizing your practice's finances.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Artificial intelligence has many potential applications in medicine, but there are delays in implementation.

Patient EHR Access: Benefits and Barriers

Patient EHR Access: Benefits and Barriers

The increase in direct patient access to online health records confers multiple benefits, though disparities in access should be addressed.

Medical Education: Improving Learning and Evaluation for Residents

Medical Education: Improving Learning and Evaluation for Residents

In a recent issue of JAMA focused on medical education, researchers and physicians explore what's working and what's not in medical education.

A Physician's Perspective on Opting Out of Medicare

A Physician's Perspective on Opting Out of Medicare

Katherine A. Roberts, MD, FACE, ECNU, discusses her experience with opting out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.

First Round of HIPAA Audits: Are Providers Missing the Mark?

First Round of HIPAA Audits: Are Providers Missing the Mark?

Providers are still not doing some of the most basic tasks required by the law.

Advice for Benchmarking Your Practice

Advice for Benchmarking Your Practice

What you need to know now to benchmark your medical practice.

How Will Genomic Information Impact the Future of Health Care?

How Will Genomic Information Impact the Future of Health Care?

Embracing all the myriad variations of the human genome should, in theory, lead to rewards that all can share.

Protecting Your Practice From Computer Hacking

Protecting Your Practice From Computer Hacking

Medical practices can take a number of steps to make it more difficult to hack into their computer files.

Lawsuits Arising From Information Breaches

Lawsuits Arising From Information Breaches

Now providers can be sued for HIPAA violations related to breaches of protected health information.

Does Coding Affect the Pay Gap for Women Doctors?

Does Coding Affect the Pay Gap for Women Doctors?

A study suggests that female physicians do not use as many codes as their male counterparts, resulting in a reimbursement gap.

The Future of Diabetes: Academic and Community Physicians

The Future of Diabetes: Academic and Community Physicians

How can we encourage academic and community physicians to fill gaps in health care?

EMRs: How to Address Challenges of Implementation

EMRs: How to Address Challenges of Implementation

Many providers still find EMRs vexing, even after all these years.

When HIPAA Does Not Apply: Privacy Considerations for Health Care Products and Services

When HIPAA Does Not Apply: Privacy Considerations for Health Care Products and Services

Often, patients as consumers may not be aware that the products they are using for diabetes care are not protected by HIPAA.

Encryption: Protecting Patient Health Information for HIPAA Compliance

Encryption: Protecting Patient Health Information for HIPAA Compliance

Addressable doesn't mean optional: Having an implementation plan can be helpful in case of an audit.

Many Episodes of Workplace Violence Underreported or Ignored

Many Episodes of Workplace Violence Underreported or Ignored

Data show that only 26% of physicians and 30% of nurses report episodes of workplace violence.

The Era of Wearable Medical Devices and mHealth: Protecting Patients and Providers

The Era of Wearable Medical Devices and mHealth: Protecting Patients and Providers

The explosion of technological advances in the medical field poses challenges, including cybersecurity and potentially new malpractice claims.

ICD-10 Is Here: Are You Ready?

ICD-10 Is Here: Are You Ready?

Although ICD-10 will allow greater specificity and clinical accuracy in noting procedures and diagnoses, the transition presents challenges.

Medical Device 'Hacking': An Emerging Concern

Medical Device 'Hacking': An Emerging Concern

Government agencies are considering a stronger regulatory role in ensuring that connected medical devices can't be "hacked."

Is It Time to Replace Maintenance of Certification?

Is It Time to Replace Maintenance of Certification?

Clinicians share their thoughts and perspectives on the Maintenance of Certification Program.

New Recommendations Address EHR Clinical Documentation

New Recommendations Address EHR Clinical Documentation

American College of Physicians publish policy position paper with recommendations for improving quality of EHR documentation.

Congress Must Act to Protect Biomedical Research

Congress Must Act to Protect Biomedical Research

The Endocrine Society is urging Congress to address shrinking federal budgets that may hinder groundbreaking medical research.

Critical Gap Between Supply and Demand for Endocrinologists

Critical Gap Between Supply and Demand for Endocrinologists

New report highlights shortage of endocrinologists and the urgent need to find solutions.

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