Practice Management

American Diabetes Association Voices Concern Over American Health Care Act

American Diabetes Association Voices Concern Over American Health Care Act

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The American Diabetes Association has released a statement in opposition of the forthcoming American Health Care Act (AHCA).

Underreporting Negative Clinical Trial Data Raises Ethical Concerns With WHO, FDA, NIH

Underreporting Negative Clinical Trial Data Raises Ethical Concerns With WHO, FDA, NIH

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A number of organizations recently raised ethical concerns linked to researchers not reporting negative results of clinical trials.

Diagnostic Accuracy of X-rays Interpreted Using Cell Phone App

Diagnostic Accuracy of X-rays Interpreted Using Cell Phone App

Researchers found that diagnostic accuracy via cell phone app was on par with traditional digital imaging and internet-based workstation viewing.

Insulin Therapy in Pregnant Women With Preexisting Diabetes

Insulin Therapy in Pregnant Women With Preexisting Diabetes

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Insulin types and regimens should be determined on an individual basis since there is insufficient data to support one treatment over another.

Medical Device Safety: A Call For Improvement

Medical Device Safety: A Call For Improvement

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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.

ACA: Replacement Plan Formally Introduced by GOP

ACA: Replacement Plan Formally Introduced by GOP

The GOP-proposed plan will remove President Obama's mandate for health insurance, instead offering tax incentives to encourage Americans purchase coverage.

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.

American Gastroenterological Association Releases Obesity Practice Guide

American Gastroenterological Association Releases Obesity Practice Guide

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Gastroenterologists are in a unique position to lead a multidisciplinary care team for patients with obesity.

Preoperative Glargine Dosing May Affect Perioperative Glycemic Control

Preoperative Glargine Dosing May Affect Perioperative Glycemic Control

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Patients who received 60% to 87% of the normal evening glargine dose had the highest likelihood of achieving glycemic control.

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.

Diabetic Neuropathy: Updated ADA Position Statement

Diabetic Neuropathy: Updated ADA Position Statement

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The ADA updated recommendations on prevention methods and pain management for 2 forms of diabetic neuropathy.

Physician Opioid Prescribing Practices Linked to Long-Term Patient Use

Physician Opioid Prescribing Practices Linked to Long-Term Patient Use

The top quarter of emergency department doctors prescribed opioids to almost 25% of their patients.

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Communication

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Communication

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

Do Patient Outcomes Differ With Internists Graduating from US vs International Med Schools?

Do Patient Outcomes Differ With Internists Graduating from US vs International Med Schools?

In an observational study, the 30-day mortality rate for patients treated by international doctors was 11.2%.

Resident Handoffs: Improved Strategies for Better Inpatient Care

Resident Handoffs: Improved Strategies for Better Inpatient Care

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

Obesity Prevention, Treatment Underrepresented on Medical Licensing Exams

Obesity Prevention, Treatment Underrepresented on Medical Licensing Exams

The most important concepts of obesity prevention and treatment are not adequately represented on the US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step examinations.

Business Associate HIPAA Violations Can Have Costly Ramifications

Business Associate HIPAA Violations Can Have Costly Ramifications

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

How Can We Use the "Wow" Factor to Improve Patient Care?

How Can We Use the "Wow" Factor to Improve Patient Care?

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The natural curiosity provoked by looking at research and clinical care with a sense of wonder may help us find new ways to deal with old problems.

Endocrinologists Need More Training in Transgender Care

Endocrinologists Need More Training in Transgender Care

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Outside of hormone therapy, endocrinologists reported having low confidence in their knowledge about caring for transgender patients.

The Handoff: Your Week in Endocrinology - 1/13/17

This week, GOP leaders express concerns about repealing Obamacare, the Endocrine Society debuts its first open access journal, the FDA warns of cybersecurity issues with cardiac devices, and more.

ACP Asks Congress to Reconsider Repealing Obamacare

ACP Asks Congress to Reconsider Repealing Obamacare

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The 115th US Congress is wasting no time considering reforms to the outgoing president's signature healthcare legislation.

Culture of Medical Training and Student Well-Being

Culture of Medical Training and Student Well-Being

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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

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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.

Medicare Readmission Rates Drop With Penalties Under Affordable Care Act

Medicare Readmission Rates Drop With Penalties Under Affordable Care Act

Passage of the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program under the Affordable Care Act is associated with a more rapid decrease in 30-day risk-standardized readmission rates.

Personal Health Care Spending Continues to Climb in the United States

Personal Health Care Spending Continues to Climb in the United States

The highest spending was for diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and low back and neck pain in 2013.

Health Care Spending on Children Increased From 1996 to 2013

Health Care Spending on Children Increased From 1996 to 2013

Health care spending on children increased from 1996 to 2013 in the United States.

Q&A: Maximizing Revenues and Preparing for Payor Changes

Q&A: Maximizing Revenues and Preparing for Payor Changes

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

Structured Rounding Tools Beneficial for Multidisciplinary Rounds

Structured Rounding Tools Beneficial for Multidisciplinary Rounds

The use of structured rounding tools improves time allocation per patient and communication breakdowns during hand-offs in multidisciplinary rounds.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

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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

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

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