Practice Management Feature Archive
Despite record numbers of women working in medicine, instances of gender discrimination and sexual harassment continue to proliferate.
For many physicians, working during the holiday season is simply part of the job.
Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.
Technological Breakthroughs in Medicine Move Physician-Patient Interactions From The Computer Screen Back to the Exam Room
While technological breakthroughs have had positive effects in the corporate world, they have led to exacerbated physician burnout in the medical field.
Paying a surrogate to carry a fetus shoehorns a fourth, and fifth, party into the already tight therapeutic triangle formed by the biological mom, fetus, and physician.
Farris K. Timimi, MD, and Lee Aase from the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network shared their views on the role of social media in physician practice.
The reasons for physicians' discomfort with conversations about dying are as much cultural, social, and systemic as they are personal.
Despite their advantages, many clinicians do not necessarily agree with the centrality or content of CPGs. Others — especially primary care physicians (PCPs) — are overwhelmed by the vast and ever-increasing numbers of guidelines issued by multiple societies.
Because they're busy looking in different directions, the principles "innocent until proven guilty" and "first, do no harm" don't always get along.
Ranking or otherwise gauging physician quality isn't just a way to assign bragging rights — performance metrics can be used to set reimbursement levels, tailor insurance, and identify physicians who are falling behind.
Identifying a patient's preferences and goals leads to a care plan that can reflect those goals, and this may improve patient satisfaction.
Every year, suicide takes the lives of close to 400 physicians and takes medical care from as many as 1 million patients.
Decision support systems in clinical settings can dramatically decrease the time and manpower needed to perform a variety of tasks, but do they cause more harm than good?
Evaluating the pros and cons of medical machine learning algorithms in medicine.
The 2017 revisions to the Common Rule deal largely with improving the transparency and clarity of intended uses under the current standard of informed consent while introducing a new concept of "broad consent" that can significantly expand the reach of research that continues to yield new and important information.
Evidence of the streetlight effect can be found across several fields, where investigators draw conclusions from analysis of irrelevant or most readily available data.
Accountable Care Organizations have potential to improve the quality of and access to care, with continued evaluation and adaptation.
Elise Barney, DO, discusses the subtleties of modern sexism in medicine in a candid interview.
An endocrinologist shares his experience of using concept videos to teach medical students.
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.
An interview with medical malpractice expert, Michelle Mello, JD, PhD.
Despite improved coverage, many Medicaid beneficiaries experienced increased wait times.
Most courts have asserted that curbside consults do not create a physician-patient relationship.
The transition process should adequately prepare both the child and their family to move in to the world of adult care.
Obtaining informed consent is crucial in medical research, and new methods of obtaining consent are aiming to make study information more readily accessible.
A clinician examines the downside to "minute clinics" vs traditional primary care.
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.
One clinician proposes that pharmaceutical companies turn their attention to developing a compassion pill -- for fellow clinicians.
One clinician reflects on the effects of "managed care" on the health care system.
The FDA has released draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.
Recent research shows that end-of-rotation transitions in care are associated with a significantly higher risk for in-hospital mortality.
Susannah L. Rose, PhD, shares insight into the prevalence of industry funding of advocacy groups and what clinicians should consider when interpreting research outcomes.
HHS fined providers for not having a business associate agreement in place or using an outdated one.
Changing the learning environment and reforming programs is important to improving the well-being of medical students.
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.
Keeping abreast of changing payment models and regulations is key to maximizing your practice's finances.
Artificial intelligence has many potential applications in medicine, but there are delays in implementation.
The increase in direct patient access to online health records confers multiple benefits, though disparities in access should be addressed.
In a recent issue of JAMA focused on medical education, researchers and physicians explore what's working and what's not in medical education.
Katherine A. Roberts, MD, FACE, ECNU, discusses her experience with opting out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.
Providers are still not doing some of the most basic tasks required by the law.
What you need to know now to benchmark your medical practice.
Embracing all the myriad variations of the human genome should, in theory, lead to rewards that all can share.
Medical practices can take a number of steps to make it more difficult to hack into their computer files.
Now providers can be sued for HIPAA violations related to breaches of protected health information.
A study suggests that female physicians do not use as many codes as their male counterparts, resulting in a reimbursement gap.
How can we encourage academic and community physicians to fill gaps in health care?
Many providers still find EMRs vexing, even after all these years.
Often, patients as consumers may not be aware that the products they are using for diabetes care are not protected by HIPAA.
Addressable doesn't mean optional: Having an implementation plan can be helpful in case of an audit.
Data show that only 26% of physicians and 30% of nurses report episodes of workplace violence.
The explosion of technological advances in the medical field poses challenges, including cybersecurity and potentially new malpractice claims.
Although ICD-10 will allow greater specificity and clinical accuracy in noting procedures and diagnoses, the transition presents challenges.
Government agencies are considering a stronger regulatory role in ensuring that connected medical devices can't be "hacked."
Clinicians share their thoughts and perspectives on the Maintenance of Certification Program.
American College of Physicians publish policy position paper with recommendations for improving quality of EHR documentation.
The Endocrine Society is urging Congress to address shrinking federal budgets that may hinder groundbreaking medical research.
New report highlights shortage of endocrinologists and the urgent need to find solutions.
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