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How Do Medical Scribes Reduce EHR Documentation Burden for Physicians?

How Do Medical Scribes Reduce EHR Documentation Burden for Physicians?

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The use of medical scribes for electronic health record documentation reduced primary care physician burden.

The Doctor Will @ You Now: Social Media MD Shares Strategies

The Doctor Will @ You Now: Social Media MD Shares Strategies

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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.

Variations in Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Employees Reported

Variations in Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Employees Reported

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Wide variations in influenza vaccine coverage have been noted across healthcare personnel based on occupation and worksite.

Make the Most of Employment: Guidelines for Evaluating Physician Employment Contracts

Make the Most of Employment: Guidelines for Evaluating Physician Employment Contracts

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Physician employment contracts include a number of bonuses and benefits that can be included or negotiated.

Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use

Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use

Medical practices can take steps to avoid problems related to use of social media by staff members.

How Personalized Hospital Ratings May Drive Patient-Specific Care in the Digital Age

How Personalized Hospital Ratings May Drive Patient-Specific Care in the Digital Age

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A flexible overall performance score that can be modified in real time by users may be the most optimal method for generating relevant reviews for specific patient interests.

Addressing the Uncertainties of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for Medical School Graduates

Addressing the Uncertainties of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for Medical School Graduates

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The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program promises to forgive any remaining federal loan debt for employees at governmental or nonprofit institutions following 10 years of loan repayments.

Concierge Medicine Is Changing the Physician Practice Landscape

Concierge Medicine Is Changing the Physician Practice Landscape

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In addition to a better work-life balance, concierge medicine can reduce the number of patients a physician needs to see in order to make a living.

Factors of Inclusivity Promote Workforce Wellness and Engagement

Factors of Inclusivity Promote Workforce Wellness and Engagement

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An inclusive organizational culture, or the lack thereof, affects employee job performance, emotional well-being, and workforce engagement.

Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Healthcare Facility

Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Healthcare Facility

Adhering to a "secure, preserve, fight" strategy is recommended for health care professionals working with a vulnerable patient population.

Family-support intervention does not significantly improve surrogates' psychological symptoms: The PARTNER trial

Family-support intervention delivered by an interprofessional intensive care unit (ICU) team did not significantly reduce anxiety and depression among surrogates of critically ill patients.

Conflicting Values, Ethical Questions: When Viewpoints Differ From Your Employer

Conflicting Values, Ethical Questions: When Viewpoints Differ From Your Employer

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How should a clinician act on personal values when those values clash with their employers?

AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions

AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions

A new policy opposing lockout provisions that block Medicaid patients from the program for lengthy periods was adopted by the AMA House of Delegates.

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Additional codes have been approved by the CPT Editorial Panel for chronic care remote physiologic monitoring and internet consultations.

Female Internists Consistently Earn Less Than Men

Female Internists Consistently Earn Less Than Men

Female internists earn less than men, across many demographic and employment indicators.

Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans

Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans

There is considerable variation in specialty drug coverage across commercial health plans.

<i>Health Affairs</i> Announces Launch of New 3-Year Initiative to Examine US Healthcare Spending

Health Affairs Announces Launch of New 3-Year Initiative to Examine US Healthcare Spending

The council will examine health care spending in the US and provide a focal point for discussion, analysis, and action on health care spending and values.

Better Care Quality Needed for Universal Health Coverage

Better Care Quality Needed for Universal Health Coverage

In order to achieve universal health coverage, stakeholders must focus on the quality of health services.

Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains

Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains

Four strategies were presented to help physicians make personal and professional gains.

Sound Healing May Be A Simple Solution to Combat Burnout

Sound Healing May Be A Simple Solution to Combat Burnout

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Sound healing — a meditation technique that focuses on the power of sound — may offer a solution to physician burnout.

Insurers May Be Underpaying Physicians

Insurers May Be Underpaying Physicians

Insurance companies sometimes underpay physicians the contracted amount for a service or procedure.

Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment

Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment

Medical institutions and organizations need to ensure there are proactive interventions to transform the workplace in order to address sexual harassment and discrimination.

Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices

Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices

Embezzlement occurs frequently in medical practices and steps should be taken to prevent it.

Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion

Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion

Coverage rates and access to care are significantly higher in states with Medicaid expansion, compared with non-expansion states.

Mental Health No Different for Offspring of Lesbian Parents

Mental Health No Different for Offspring of Lesbian Parents

Mental health does not differ significantly between offspring with sexual minority parents from the community-based National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study and a matched normative population-based sample.

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

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The FDA has released new guidance for drug developers that could potentially lead to the approval of a wider range of nonprescription drug products.

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Physician burnout, fatigue, and work-unit safety grades are independently associated with medical errors.

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant Not HIPAA Compliant

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant Not HIPAA Compliant

Virtual assistant programs like Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa are not yet in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel

Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel

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Wellness travel comes in many forms: from coastal bike rides to weeklong workout programs with celebrity trainers.

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Overlooking women in medicine can have far-reaching consequences.

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