Practice Management

The Future of Food and Drug Regulation: Trump Administration Proposes Reorganization of FDA, USDA

The Future of Food and Drug Regulation: Trump Administration Proposes Reorganization of FDA, USDA

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The White House says this shift will address the "fragmented federal oversight" of food safety and public health.

AMA Calls for Inclusive Family, Medical Leave Policies

AMA Calls for Inclusive Family, Medical Leave Policies

The AMA calls for inclusive family and medical leave policies to support LGBTQ workers who care for relatives, spouses, and partners.

Intensive Management Program Benefits High-Risk Patients

Intensive Management Program Benefits High-Risk Patients

Access to intensive management program results in more outpatient care with no increase in total costs.

Blister Packs for Several Meds Recalled Due to Risk of Harm to Children

Blister Packs for Several Meds Recalled Due to Risk of Harm to Children

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The recall affects approximately 470,000 units that include drugs packaged with 3 to 10 tablets per blister card. The blister packs were developed for use in hospitals, however some were sent to retail pharmacies and were likely dispensed for in-home use.

AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency

AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency

AMA calls for greater manufacturer transparency in order to prepare for disasters and mitigate shortages.

CDC, APhA Create Guide for Community-Clinical Linkages

CDC, APhA Create Guide for Community-Clinical Linkages

Guide details two types of collaborative care models that involve pharmacists, docs working together

AMA Seeks to Make Long-Term Care Services More Affordable

AMA Seeks to Make Long-Term Care Services More Affordable

Delegates recognize soaring costs threaten both Medicaid and family budgets.

Discrepancies Noted in Financial Disclosures Among Academic Physician-Directors

Discrepancies Noted in Financial Disclosures Among Academic Physician-Directors

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Continued improvement in payment reporting mechanisms is crucial to meet the benchmarks set by the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.

Doctors Want Substantial Improvements in EHRs

Doctors Want Substantial Improvements in EHRs

Most doctors see value in EHRs, but almost half believe they detract from clinical effectiveness

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

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Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.

How Is Attending Physician Supervision Linked to Resident, Intern Medical Error Rate?

How Is Attending Physician Supervision Linked to Resident, Intern Medical Error Rate?

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Researchers recommended that residency programs reconsider the balance of patient safety, learning needs, and resident autonomy.

Led by AG Sessions, DOJ Declines to Defend ACA Against Federal Lawsuit

Led by AG Sessions, DOJ Declines to Defend ACA Against Federal Lawsuit

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra pledged to lead the fight to protect the Affordable Care Act.

CVS Pharmacy Launches Prescription Delivery Service Nationwide

CVS Pharmacy Launches Prescription Delivery Service Nationwide

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CVS Pharmacy is now offering home delivery nationwide for prescription drugs, for a service charge of $4.99.

Does Maintenance of Certification Status Affect Patient Care?

Does Maintenance of Certification Status Affect Patient Care?

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Researchers used administrative data to compare effectiveness measures in physicians who either did or did not maintain certification in the 20 years following their initial certification.

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers

Physicians should recognize the challenges associated with informal caregiving and the impact that caregiver burnout can have on patient care.

National Academy of Medicine Identifies Key Care Approaches for High-Need Patients

National Academy of Medicine Identifies Key Care Approaches for High-Need Patients

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Approximately 5% of patients in the United States contribute to half of total healthcare spending.

How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?

How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?

Data breaches affecting health care systems or their partners need to be addressed quickly.

Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed

Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed

Researchers sought to assess whether distributions of consumer ratings differ across specialties and to provide specialty-specific data to assist consumers and clinicians in interpreting ratings.

CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups

CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups

Researchers estimated the prevalence of having no health care coverage by occupation using data from the 2013 to 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Ethical Dilemmas Vary Based on Physician Professional Values, Social Regulations

Ethical Dilemmas Vary Based on Physician Professional Values, Social Regulations

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Study investigators asked physicians whether they perceived specific clinical examples as an ethical dilemma.

Why Medicine Leads the Professions in Suicide, and What We Can Do About It

Why Medicine Leads the Professions in Suicide, and What We Can Do About It

One recent survey found that 42% of US physicians are burned out, with rates of 38% among men and 48% among women. The authors here suggest that clinicians are encouraged to care for human beings, not merely to manage health information.

Direct Supervision by Attendings Doesn't Reduce Medical Errors

Direct Supervision by Attendings Doesn't Reduce Medical Errors

Direct supervision in which attending physicians join work rounds does not reduce the rate of medical errors.

CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex

CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex

Researchers used data from the 2015 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey to describe the characteristics of office-based physician visits in 2015.

A Few Bad Apples: Managing Malpractice Claims

A Few Bad Apples: Managing Malpractice Claims

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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.

Older Adults Often Reluctant to Set Up Secure Patient Portal

Older Adults Often Reluctant to Set Up Secure Patient Portal

About half of older adults report having set up a patient portal, according to survey results from the National Poll on Healthy Aging.

Recommendations Developed for Improving Women's Health Care

Recommendations Developed for Improving Women's Health Care

Women face unique health challenges across their lifetimes, and policies should be implemented to improve their health outcomes.

Health System Expansions Place Patients at Risk for Safety Concerns

Health System Expansions Place Patients at Risk for Safety Concerns

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System expansions in the current healthcare environment are making clear impacts on clinical care and patient safety.

Get Your Sweat On: Top Fitness Trends of 2018

Get Your Sweat On: Top Fitness Trends of 2018

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The American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) annual survey reveals people are going back to basics to get fit in 2018.

ACP Outlines Steps to Improve Women's Healthcare Equity

ACP Outlines Steps to Improve Women's Healthcare Equity

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The American College of Physicians has released 7 position statements supporting equality in healthcare for women.

Global Variation in Personal Health Care Access and Quality

Global Variation in Personal Health Care Access and Quality

Researchers used the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016 to examine personal health care access and quality with the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories, as well as subnational locations.

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