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The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

While ICD-10-CM may be an improvement on an old process, big data is the revolution that has the potential to change health care forever.

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Patients' Preferences for Physician Attire Linked to Perception of Care

Patients' Preferences for Physician Attire Linked to Perception of Care

Clinician attire is an important factor for a significant number of patients, and can influence the perception of care they receive.

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

Online physician reviews tend to be skewed positively.

Global Variation in Personal Health Care Access and Quality

Global Variation in Personal Health Care Access and Quality

There is considerable global variation in personal health care access and quality.

Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care

Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care

Stigmatizing language used in medical records to describe patients can influence medical students and residents in terms of their attitudes towards the patient and their clinical decision-making.

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

Best practices have been developed for using electronic health records to enhance patient-centered care.

White House Unveils Plan to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs

White House Unveils Plan to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs

Proposals to lower prescription drug prices have been announced by President Trump.

Tips on Improving Communication With Older Patients

Tips on Improving Communication With Older Patients

Communication with older patients can be complicated for several reasons.

Patients Prefer Doctors Who Engage in Face-to-Face Visits

Patients Prefer Doctors Who Engage in Face-to-Face Visits

Patients prefer physicians who engage in face-to-face clinic visits, rather than those using an examination room computer.

ACP: Position Paper Recommends Solutions to Close Gender Equity Gap

ACP: Position Paper Recommends Solutions to Close Gender Equity Gap

While overall gender diversity has improved in the healthcare profession, female physicians are still paid significantly less than their male counterparts.

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