Practice Management

Information to help you run the business side of your practice

Featured Article

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

Identifying a patient's preferences and goals leads to a care plan that can reflect those goals, and this may improve patient satisfaction.

Latest

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.

Direct Supervision by Attending Physician Doesn't Reduce Medical Errors

Direct Supervision by Attending Physician Doesn't Reduce Medical Errors

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

Mindfulness Program May Help Increase Physical Activity Levels

Mindfulness Program May Help Increase Physical Activity Levels

A meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective as structured exercise programs for increasing physical activity.

Does Maintenance of Certification Status Affect Patient Care?

Does Maintenance of Certification Status Affect Patient Care?

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.

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

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

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

RA Treatment Unlikely to Improve Mental Health Outcomes

RA Treatment Unlikely to Improve Mental Health Outcomes

Mental health outcomes in patients with RA are unlikely to resolve with effective RA pharmacological disease management alone.

State Laws Permitting Denial of Services to Sexual Minorities Increase Mental Distress

State Laws Permitting Denial of Services to Sexual Minorities Increase Mental Distress

Currently, 12 states have implemented laws allowing the denial of services to sexual minorities, including gays, lesbians, bisexuals, or those not sure of their sexual orientation

Paging Dr Oz: Drop the Healthcare Horoscopes

Paging Dr Oz: Drop the Healthcare Horoscopes

Since his rise to fame on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr Mehmet Oz has spent his TV career hawking all kinds of questionable medical science.

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers

Physicians have a role to play in caring for caregivers to help prevent burnout.

FDA: Draft Guidance for the Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

FDA: Draft Guidance for the Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

The US FDA has issued draft guidance for industry regarding the science and ethics of including pregnant women in drug development clinical trials.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters