Practice Management

Debating the First Amendment: Is False Speech Constitutionally Protected?

Debating the First Amendment: Is False Speech Constitutionally Protected?

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False beliefs are common in society and have permeated the healthcare industry.

Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly

Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly

Medication errors in acute care that result in death occur most often in patients older than 75 years, with the most common error category being omitted medicine or ingredient.

Mentoring Women in the #MeToo Era: Expert Roundtable

Mentoring Women in the #MeToo Era: Expert Roundtable

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Despite record numbers of women working in medicine, instances of gender discrimination and sexual harassment continue to proliferate.

Discrimination Against Physician-Mothers A Widespread Issue

Discrimination Against Physician-Mothers A Widespread Issue

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Key themes identified included issues with gendered job expectations, financial inequalities, and limited advancement opportunities, among others.

Hospital Discharge During Holiday Season Considered Novel Risk for Readmission, Death

Hospital Discharge During Holiday Season Considered Novel Risk for Readmission, Death

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The "Christmas Effect" has been linked to increased risks in patients discharged from the hospital during the December holiday season.

Coping With Challenges When Working the Holidays

Coping With Challenges When Working the Holidays

For many physicians, working during the holiday season is simply part of the job.

US Medical Schools Increase in Diversity After Implementation of Accreditation Standards

US Medical Schools Increase in Diversity After Implementation of Accreditation Standards

After implementation of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) diversity accreditation standards, U.S. medical schools saw increasing percentages of female, black, and Hispanic matriculants.

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

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Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.

Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals

Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals

Nearly two-thirds of insured adults with a previous health care visit did not use an online patient portal in 2017.

Physician Burnout Linked to Stress in Using Health Information Technology

Physician Burnout Linked to Stress in Using Health Information Technology

Stress related to use of health information technology (HIT) is common and predictive of burnout among physicians.

Chronic Disease Education Can Improve Patient Self-Management

Chronic Disease Education Can Improve Patient Self-Management

An educational intervention can improve patients' ability to self-manage their chronic diseases.

AMA <i>Code of Medical Ethics</i> Guides Physicians in Fighting Harmful Online Health Information

AMA Code of Medical Ethics Guides Physicians in Fighting Harmful Online Health Information

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Health information is widely available online, yet the quality of that information can be dubious at best.

"Gender Panic" in Clinical Settings: Protecting Public Accommodations Access for Transgender Individuals

"Gender Panic" in Clinical Settings: Protecting Public Accommodations Access for Transgender Individuals

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There is substantial discussion in the United States regarding the use of public accommodation laws to legislate bathroom access for transgender individuals.

Patients Commonly Withhold Medically Relevant Information From Clinicians

Patients Commonly Withhold Medically Relevant Information From Clinicians

Many patients intentionally withhold information from clinicians.

Walgreens Now Offers Next-Day Rx Delivery Service With FedEx

Walgreens Now Offers Next-Day Rx Delivery Service With FedEx

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Currently, same-day delivery is available only in Dallas, Chicago, New York City, Gainesville, Miami, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale; this program will be expanded in 2019.

Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine

Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine

Only 15.4 percent of physicians work in practices that use telemedicine for a wide spectrum of patient interactions, with larger practice size being an important correlate of telemedicine use.

ACC: Smoking Cessation Expert Decision Pathway Emphasizes Team-Based Support

ACC: Smoking Cessation Expert Decision Pathway Emphasizes Team-Based Support

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The ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway provides guidance to clinicians who treat patients with cardiovascular disease who are also smokers.

AMA Survey Collects Advice for Physicians Approaching Retirement

AMA Survey Collects Advice for Physicians Approaching Retirement

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The transition from the workforce into retirement is always challenging, but for physicians accustomed to working long or odd hours, it can be especially difficult.

Comparative Assessment of Diabetes Outcomes With Physician, NP, PA Providers

Comparative Assessment of Diabetes Outcomes With Physician, NP, PA Providers

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Could type of clinician rendering care influence outcomes for patients with diabetes?

CDC Report Outlines Rates of Uninsured in First Half of 2018

CDC Report Outlines Rates of Uninsured in First Half of 2018

In the first six months of 2018, 8.8 percent of U.S. individuals of all ages were uninsured, which was not significantly different from 2017.

Give Thanks: The Role of Gratitude in Combating Burnout

Give Thanks: The Role of Gratitude in Combating Burnout

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Many healthcare organizations are trying a new tactic to reduce rates of burnout: gratitude.

Clinicians Must Do Their Part to Address Inaccurate Online Health Information

Clinicians Must Do Their Part to Address Inaccurate Online Health Information

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Clinicians have a responsibility to engage in initiatives that improve the quality of health information available online.

Can Examining Marginalization Identify Gaps in Medical or Nutritional Care?

Can Examining Marginalization Identify Gaps in Medical or Nutritional Care?

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Healthcare interventions should assess the multiple layers of a person's life, rather than simply classifying marginalized groups as vulnerable.

Endocrine Society: Policy and Practice Changes Necessary to Improve Access to Insulin

Endocrine Society: Policy and Practice Changes Necessary to Improve Access to Insulin

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The rising cost of insulin has made it increasingly difficult for patients with diabetes to receive affordable, life-saving medication, especially patients from low-income backgrounds, patients with high deductibles, and uninsured patients.

Should Physicians Offer Treatments Contrary to Published Guidelines?

Should Physicians Offer Treatments Contrary to Published Guidelines?

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When deviating from published guidelines, physicians must ensure their recommendations are based on justified belief, not personal bias.

How Does Accepting Blame Affect Future Medical Errors?

How Does Accepting Blame Affect Future Medical Errors?

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Assuming blame for a medical error may help patients and families heal.

FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process

FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process

The FDA announced a major update of the United States' system for approving medical devices.

The Future of Robot Physicians: Is Artificial Intelligence Poised to Take Over Medicine?

The Future of Robot Physicians: Is Artificial Intelligence Poised to Take Over Medicine?

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By 2030, robots will likely replace 800 million workers. Will physicians make the cut?

Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care

Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care

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.

Poorer Health, Health Behaviors Increase Risk for Hospital Readmission

Poorer Health, Health Behaviors Increase Risk for Hospital Readmission

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Older patients with poor health, health behaviors, social support, and self-efficacy are more likely to have an unexpected readmission to the hospital.

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