Practice Management

Clinicians Should Not Refuse Treatment Based on Personal Beliefs

Clinicians Should Not Refuse Treatment Based on Personal Beliefs

Most people do not believe that professionals including health care providers should be able to refuse service based on their beliefs.

Regulators Focus on Reducing EHR Burden

Regulators Focus on Reducing EHR Burden

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is trying to address some issues relating to physician EHR burden.

Pharmacist Education Initiative May Reduce Prescription Errors

Pharmacist Education Initiative May Reduce Prescription Errors

Feedback and education for pharmacists is effective at reducing prescription writing errors by junior doctors.

Call for Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures in Manuscripts

Call for Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures in Manuscripts

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Conflict-of-interest statements should be included in medical journals in order to enhance transparency.

Rising Health Care Costs Driving Up Spending

Rising Health Care Costs Driving Up Spending

Health care spending is rapidly increasing.

Online Tools to Address Physician Burnout: AMA

Online Tools to Address Physician Burnout: AMA

New tools have been developed in order to help address physician burnout.

Are Clinician Salaries Driving Up Health Care Costs?

Are Clinician Salaries Driving Up Health Care Costs?

Decreasing physicians' salaries may discourage individuals from entering the healthcare field.

7 Online Tools to Help You Reduce Burnout and Stress

7 Online Tools to Help You Reduce Burnout and Stress

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Researchers came up with 7 online tools and apps to help health care professionals reduce stress, burnout, depression, and suicidal thoughts.

Applying Conscious vs Unconscious Thinking in Your Medical Practice

Applying Conscious vs Unconscious Thinking in Your Medical Practice

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This clinician discusses the application of conscious vs unconscious thinking in a medical practice.

Managing EHRs Without Compromising Patient Care

Managing EHRs Without Compromising Patient Care

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EHRs can improve health care, however they also can compromise patient encounters.

Common Causes of Chronic Pain Management Malpractice Claims

Common Causes of Chronic Pain Management Malpractice Claims

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There is a growing emphasis on provider responsibility with the increasing focus of the overprescribing of opioids.

Medical Practices Face Increased Risk of Cyberattacks

Medical Practices Face Increased Risk of Cyberattacks

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Cyberattacks in healthcare are serious, and more cybersecurity is needed.

Decision Support Systems: Helpful or Harmful?

Decision Support Systems: Helpful or Harmful?

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The automated diagnosis suggestion at the top of the EKG strip is the output of what is known as a decision support system.

Defensive Medicine: Where Do We Draw the Line?

Defensive Medicine: Where Do We Draw the Line?

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The scourge of defensive medicine — the practice of recommending tests or treatments for the purpose of avoiding or mitigating litigation — is discussed in this opinion piece.

Value-Based Payment Modifier Program Has Little Effect on Practice Performance

Value-Based Payment Modifier Program Has Little Effect on Practice Performance

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It is determined that the Value-Based Payment Modifier program is not linked with differences in performance between practices serving higher or lower-risk patients.

Growth in Health Care Spending Slowed in 2016

Growth in Health Care Spending Slowed in 2016

Health care spending has slowed down in 2016.

AAN, Others Ask Congress to Preserve Part B Therapy Access

AAN, Others Ask Congress to Preserve Part B Therapy Access

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Congress is being called upon by medical societies in the US, to preserve patient access to Part B therapies.

AAFP Issues Final Medicare Fee Schedule for 2018

AAFP Issues Final Medicare Fee Schedule for 2018

The CMS released a 4 page summary of the 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule.

Medical Societies Concerned About Implications of Tax Reform Bill on Health Care

Medical Societies Concerned About Implications of Tax Reform Bill on Health Care

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The AHA has released a statement addressing their concerns with the new tax reform bill passed by the Republicans.

Healthcare Workers Terminated for Refusing Flu Vaccine

Healthcare Workers Terminated for Refusing Flu Vaccine

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In a Minnesota-based hospital chain, about 50 employees have been fired for refusing to receive the flu vaccination.

New Workflows May Help Resolve Health Care Provider Burnout

New Workflows May Help Resolve Health Care Provider Burnout

Health care provider burnout may be reduced with new workflows.

Checklist Identifies Useful Clinical Guidelines

Checklist Identifies Useful Clinical Guidelines

The G-TRUST is an easy-to-use checklist for clinical practices.

Health Care Providers Often Work While Sick

Health Care Providers Often Work While Sick

Over 40% of health care workers continue to work even if flu like symptoms are present.

Surgical Residents Face High Levels of Burnout, Stress

Surgical Residents Face High Levels of Burnout, Stress

There is a high level of burnout and stress among surgical residents.

Cost of Services Driving Up Health Care Spending

Cost of Services Driving Up Health Care Spending

There has been an increase in health care spending from 1996-2013.

Many Patients Unaware of Driving Impairments Associated With Medications

Many Patients Unaware of Driving Impairments Associated With Medications

The likelihood of reporting having received information about potential impairment was highest for users of prescribed sedatives.

Cannabidiol Product Concentration Varies in Products Sold Online

Cannabidiol Product Concentration Varies in Products Sold Online

Of 84 products sampled, 42.85% were underlabeled and 26.19% were overlabeled.

CMS Investigating Impact of Regulations on Clinicians

CMS Investigating Impact of Regulations on Clinicians

The CMS is going to investigate the effects of provider regulations on clinical practice.

Interns Face Increasing Depressive Symptoms

Interns Face Increasing Depressive Symptoms

During the internship year for training physicians, depressive symptoms tend to increase.

What's Next for the Choosing Wisely Campaign?

What's Next for the Choosing Wisely Campaign?

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The "choosing wisely" campaign brings awareness to unnecessary and harmful healthcare.

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