Practice Management

Disaster Preparedness 101: Physician Resources for Patients

Disaster Preparedness 101: Physician Resources for Patients

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The American Heart Association has updated their disaster resources page with the latest tips to keep in mind when counseling patients ahead of a natural disaster.

Medical Schools Phase Out Lectures as Education Shifts Outside the Classroom

Medical Schools Phase Out Lectures as Education Shifts Outside the Classroom

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Medical students are choosing to forego lectures to use the time studying for the Step 1 exam instead.

Assessing the Environmental Impact of the Healthcare Industry

Assessing the Environmental Impact of the Healthcare Industry

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Health care is a leading producer of environmental pollutants, but there's reason to be hopeful this will change.

Hospitals Using Two Strategies to Improve Quality, Lower Costs

Hospitals Using Two Strategies to Improve Quality, Lower Costs

Hospitals receiving bundled payments are reducing skilled nursing facility (SNF) use and improving care integration to improve quality and control costs.

Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness

Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness

Medical residents can take steps to maintain their energy and alertness during long shifts.

Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter

Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter

Doctors can use Twitter to build networks and learn more about research in real time.

HIPAA Concerns Reign as Data Companies Enter the Healthcare Market

HIPAA Concerns Reign as Data Companies Enter the Healthcare Market

With its expansion into the healthcare industry, Amazon has taken one more step towards total domination.

Physicians, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care

Physicians, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care

Physicians and consumers agree on the benefits of virtual care, but physician adoption of virtual care technologies is low.

AHA, ADA, and Others Express Concern Around Proposed Legislation to Protect Those With Preexisting Conditions

AHA, ADA, and Others Express Concern Around Proposed Legislation to Protect Those With Preexisting Conditions

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The American Heart Association has published a statement in opposition of the latest Senate healthcare bill aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act.

Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company

Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company

Three U.S. health care foundations and seven hospital groups have formed a generic drug company to combat high prices and chronic shortages of medicines.

Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care

Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care

High-quality health care needs to be provided to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients, and improved training is necessary to deliver that care.

Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees

Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees

Medicaid work requirements will only impact a small proportion of persons and may only generate minimal savings.

Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Increase From 2007 to 2017

Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Increase From 2007 to 2017

Enrollment in high-deductible health plans has increased among adults with employment-based insurance coverage.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future

Uncertainty surrounds the future of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

Child Participation in Medicaid, CHIP Up From 2013 to 2016

Child Participation in Medicaid, CHIP Up From 2013 to 2016

From 2013 to 2016 there was an increase in children's participation in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Clinicians Should Learn to Engage With Transgender Patients

Clinicians Should Learn to Engage With Transgender Patients

Issues to consider include how to address patients, obtaining inclusive history, and unique clinical challenges.

Adding Pharmacist to Team Can Improve Patient Outcomes

Adding Pharmacist to Team Can Improve Patient Outcomes

Pharmacist roles include helping with insulin treatment, virtual consults, and diabetes management.

Financial Preparedness Report Highlights Top Resident Physician Concerns

Financial Preparedness Report Highlights Top Resident Physician Concerns

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An annual survey of resident physicians conducted by AMA Insurance found that the top financial concern of current residents is paying off medical school loans.

Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age

Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age

Medical collections decrease substantially with age, possibly because of increased health insurance coverage and incomes.

No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year

No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year

The average change in median compensation was 1.2% in 2017 for all medical specialties.

Physician Specialty Influences Rates of Burnout

Physician Specialty Influences Rates of Burnout

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Interested in specializing in critical care? You may want to reconsider.

FDA Seeks to Standardize Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps

FDA Seeks to Standardize Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps

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Appropriate and standardized regulation of mobile medical applications may enable faster adoption and integration of these technology platforms in the health care environment

Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers

Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers

Affordable Care Act Marketplace premiums increase more in areas with monopolist insurers.

AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal

AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal

House of Delegates adopts policy stating that health equity is a goal toward which the AMA should work.

Descriptive, Predictive Data at Odds in Medical Malpractice Courtroom

Descriptive, Predictive Data at Odds in Medical Malpractice Courtroom

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Because they're busy looking in different directions, the principles "innocent until proven guilty" and "first, do no harm" don't always get along.

Study Finds Clinical Trials for Newer, Breakthrough Therapies Lacking

Study Finds Clinical Trials for Newer, Breakthrough Therapies Lacking

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More than half of the new approvals of Breakthrough Therapy drugs were based on a single pivotal trial.

Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse

Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse

The demise of the National Guideline Clearinghouse in July 2018 is likely to impact evidence-based health care around the world.

Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews

Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews

Medical practice staff can effectively handle negative online reviews by staying calm and positive, looking for solutions, apologizing, and thanking the reviewers.

Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine

Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine

Artificial intelligence (AI) offers opportunities for early detection, triage, and diagnostics.

Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches

Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches

Practices should conduct risk analysis to evaluate product deficiencies, create corrective measures.

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