Practice Management Archive
By 2030, robots will likely replace 800 million workers. Will physicians make the cut?
Patient and family partnership in care should include treatment of patients and families with dignity and respect, their active engagement in all aspects of care, and their contribution to the improvement of health care systems and education of health care professionals.
Older patients with poor health, health behaviors, social support, and self-efficacy are more likely to have an unexpected readmission to the hospital.
The results of a recent survey of thousands of nurses and patients show that hospital patient safety remains a serious concern.
Health and social service utilization decreased in immigrant communities after the 2016 presidential election.
Data from patient- and family-reported error narratives indicate that problems related to patient-physician interactions are major contributors to diagnostic errors.
By collecting data on suicides by medical students, residents, and fellows, the American Medical Association hopes to identify ways to reduce suicides among physicians-in-training.
A neighborhood's "phase" of gentrification may be predictive of certain health disparities among residents.
Researchers are concerned that the increased focus on sexual harassment resulting from the #MeToo campaign may cause negative health outcomes.
Medicare costs may be contained by incentivizing multisector health activities, according to researchers.
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults still delay medical care due to cost despite having access to insurance coverage.
Hundreds of thousands more low-income Americans could get health insurance after voters in three Republican-leaning states approved Medicaid expansion in the midterm elections.
A pharmacist-led intervention has the potential to reduce prescriptions for inappropriate medication in older adults.
As the global population grows, food sustainability and its effect on public health becomes even more important.
The patient-facing PREPARE advance care planning program plus an easy-to-read advance directive significantly increases documentation of advance care planning and patient-reported engagement.
Nearly 12% of Americans live in households considered food insecure.
This guidance, updated for the first time since 2008, provides evidence-based recommendations for children (ages 3-17) and adults.
Global progress in health has slowed, and improvements in health have been unevenly distributed.
GoFundMe, one of the largest crowdfunding sites, reported that medical campaign funding has increased $2 billion from 2015 to 2016.
A birth control coverage opt-out for employers was finalized by the Trump administration on Wednesday.
The $67 billion merger between Cigna and Express Scripts will be the first of its kind.
There are several concerns associated with produce prescription programs, despite the benefits to patients.
Evidence-based medicine is the cornerstone of clinical practice.
Employer-sponsored wellness programs can put physicians in an unenviable position.
The modern American diet is widely recognized as a major determinant of morbidity and mortality.
The American Heart Association and others are urging the court to reconsider changes to short-term limited-duration insurance plans.
The 23andMe Personal Genome Service Pharmacogenetic Reports test can detect 33 variants for multiple genes, corresponding to more than 50 commonly prescribed medications and over-the-counter products.
Maryland's Health Enterprise Zone Initiative reduced hospitalizations and led to net cost savings.
Individual vs Community Needs: Should Hospitals Subsidize Expensive Lifesaving Care for Foreign Patients?
Experts debate whether it is ethically permissible to provide life-saving treatment to a non-US citizen who does not have health insurance.
Mortality rates for infants and youths generally declined in the United States from 1999 to 2015, though they remain higher than rates in Canada and England/Wales, with especially high rates among black and American Indian/Alaskan Native youth.
A standardized community health worker-delivered intervention, Individual Management for Patient-Centered Targets, improves patient-perceived quality of care and reduces hospitalizations for low-income patients with chronic diseases.
Among top-ranked U.S. hospitals, data reveal discrepancies in information provided to patients regarding medical records release processes as well as noncompliance with state and federal regulations.
In an effort to reduce high drug costs, the prices paid by Medicare for certain prescription drugs would be based on those in other advanced industrial nations.
The field of nutritional epidemiology needs radical reform.
Many supplements contain one or more stimulants that have been the subject of U.S. Food and Drug Administration-issued public notices.
A multicomponent intervention (Stand More At [SMArT] Work) can reduce sitting time over the short, medium, and long terms.
The "deep learning" approach to artificial intelligence allows computers to perform diagnostic tasks with accuracy comparable to that of trained medical professionals.
Researchers found a limited association between the ranking of a physician's medical school and patient mortality or readmission rates.
More than 25 professional medical and patient advocacy organizations are in opposition to the Trump Administration's latest effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act.
The costs of delivering a new Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) may be higher than the expected reimbursement.
The costs to patients are high when trials are carried out under the FDA's pediatric exclusivity program.
Data show that there is a significant difference in how black patients are treated compared with patients of other races.
Guidelines have been updated to support the health care transition from adolescence to adulthood.
The progression from personalized medicine to wellness genomics as mapped by researchers began with pioneering work on the molecular genetic code.
The use of an artificial intelligence algorithm could become valuable for medical decision-making processes.
A $69 billion merger between health insurer Aetna and pharmacy manager CVS Health has been approved.
Physicians are evenly divided on the importance of considering societal cost and resource allocation while providing individual patient care.
Electronic health records can offer information on social and behavioral data, which can aid research investigating genetic and social factors across health disparities.
The United States will have the largest drop in life expectancy rankings of all high-income countries by 2040.
Between the double shifts and stressful days, keeping energy up and eating right can seem like an insurmountable challenge.
Two Stanford researchers sought to study the effects of diversity on health care among men of color.
Industry employees are often involved in the design, conduct, and reporting of industry-funded trials in high-impact journals.
Career choice regret, specialty choice, and anxiety in medical school have been linked with elevated rates of burnout in resident physicians
Doing without medical care is much more common among low-income residents of states that have not expanded Medicaid than among low-income people in other states.
There is a continual debate regarding which approaches should be used to base stratification of patients to precision therapy.
Dietary supplements often include active pharmaceuticals, even after warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Physician employment contracts include a number of bonuses and benefits that can be included or negotiated.
Prices of prescription drugs in short supply between 2015 and 2016 were found to increase more than twice as quickly as they would have in the absence of a shortage.
The role of mHealth technologies, including smartphone applications and wearable sensors that enable real-time health monitoring, has become more prevalent within the last decade.
Minority residents describe burdens associated with race/ethnicity, including microaggressions and bias on a daily basis.
Universal health coverage has been proposed as a way of improving access to healthcare in low- and middle-income countries.
The US Food and Drug Association has issued a draft guidance for helping prescription medications gain approval for nonprescription status.
Medical residents should start budgeting and save for the future.
The use of medical scribes for electronic health record documentation reduced primary care physician burden.
The overall well-being of a geographically defined population was inversely associated with the amount Medicare spent on its fee-for-service beneficiaries.
Racial insensitivity, stereotyping, and racially based decisions continue to occur in medical school admissions, recruitment, and management, as well as patient care.
Sexual harassment and sexual assault among midlife women are associated with poorer physical and mental health.
Whether you're interested in writing for healthcare blogs or dabbling in a subject outside the realm of medical care, there's something for anyone with an interest in a side hustle.
Patients and their families are advocating for their right to access the latest medical research papers to help find potential treatments and understand health conditions.
In preparing to interview to hire a new physician, practices must understand their own cultures.
The difference in spending by Medicare on brand-name combination medications and the cost of the equivalent generic constituents was an estimated $925 million for 2016.
A considerable proportion of clinicians and patients report having recorded a clinic visit for the patient's personal use.
Having a Master of Business Administration degree (M.B.A.) can help doctors with important, practice-related decisions.
Following an educational intervention, residents from pediatrics and med-ped residency programs have an increase in total emotional intelligence.
A case and commentary published in the AMA Journal of Ethics discusses the ethics of primary care physician response to direct-to-consumer genetic testing results of concerned patients.
Clinical practice guidelines are an important part of medical practice, but scarce funding for updates and the risk for bias have raised challenges.
Partnerships between the healthcare community and the technology sector can strengthen the development of evidence-based, HIPAA-compliant, clinical resources.
From 2013 to 2016 there was a reduction in uninsurance among Americans from 17 to 10 percent.
The AAP recommends that youth who identify as TGD have access to comprehensive, gender affirming, and developmentally appropriate health care.
The most common electronically sent and received types of patient health information (PHI) include laboratory results and medication lists.
Grateful patient philanthropy — donations often made "in response to excellent medical care" — comprises approximately $10 billion in charitable giving to health care centers per year.
Physician burnout is associated with increased risk of patient safety incidents, poorer quality of care due to low professionalism, and reduced patient satisfaction.
On average, hospitals mark up drugs by 479 percent of their cost.
With the ubiquitous availability of digital technology such as smartphones, smart watches, health-related apps, and patient monitoring devices, the era of mHealth is upon us.
Every nine minutes, a patient in a U.S. hospital dies because a diagnosis was wrong or delayed -- resulting in 80,000 deaths a year.
A flexible overall performance score that can be modified in real time by users may be the most optimal method for generating relevant reviews for specific patient interests.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently released 15 recommendations for university staff, students, legislators, and professional organizations to eliminate sexual harassment.
Association health plans will provide small businesses with more choices, access, and coverage options, although critics warn that they may undermine the Affordable Care Act marketplace.
How a situation is framed and the language used to describe risks can influence patients' decision-making.
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults report continued problems affording care despite coverage gains offered by the Affordable Care Act.
Cochrane's current policies allow only specific individuals with full library access to view and reuse data reports in their entirety.
From 2008 through 2015, there was a substantial shift in venue in which acute care for low-acuity conditions was sought.
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.
Health care is a leading producer of environmental pollutants, but there's reason to be hopeful this will change.
Medical students are choosing to forego lectures to use the time studying for the Step 1 exam instead.
Medical residents can take steps to maintain their energy and alertness during long shifts.
Hospitals receiving bundled payments are reducing skilled nursing facility (SNF) use and improving care integration to improve quality and control costs.
Doctors can use Twitter to build networks and learn more about research in real time.
With its expansion into the healthcare industry, Amazon has taken one more step towards total domination.
Physicians and consumers agree on the benefits of virtual care, but physician adoption of virtual care technologies is low.
Endocrinology Advisor Articles
- Diet Quality and Glycemic Control in Women With Gestational Diabetes
- Most Foods Containing Fructose Do Not Have Harmful Effect on Glycemic Control
- Effects of a Low-Carbohydrate Diet on Weight Loss Maintenance
- Sleep Quality in Women With Surgical vs Natural Menopause
- Unhealthy Lifestyle and Rotating Night Shifts Put Nurses at Higher Risk for T2D
- Hypothyroidism Treatment No Longer Available
- Obesity Subtype May Determine Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery
- Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
- Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2D, Heart Disease, Mortality
- ACC: Smoking Cessation Expert Decision Pathway Emphasizes Team-Based Support