Designing the Therapeutic Space: Using Layout, Color, and Other Elements to Get Patients in the Right Frame of MindOctober 22, 2018
While there is no single way to design a conducive therapeutic room, mental health professionals can help ensure that clients have a comfortable therapeutic experience by keeping the area a welcoming, cozy, warm, and safe environment for emotionally vulnerable individuals.
The use of medical scribes for electronic health record documentation reduced primary care physician burden.
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.
Wide variations in influenza vaccine coverage have been noted across healthcare personnel based on occupation and worksite.
Having a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) can help doctors with important, practice-related decisions.
Physician employment contracts include a number of bonuses and benefits that can be included or negotiated.
Medical practices can take steps to avoid problems related to use of social media by staff members.
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.
Physician burn out linked to patient safety incidents, professionalism concerns, and low patient satisfactionSeptember 20, 2018
In this meta-analysis of available studies, physician burnout was linked to an increased risk for patient safety incidents, professionalism issues, and reduced patient satisfaction.
In this prospective cohort study, trainees in specialties such as urology, neurology, emergency medicine, and general surgery were all associated with a higher relative risks of reported burnout symptoms during residency.
Addressing the Uncertainties of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for Medical School GraduatesSeptember 18, 2018
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.
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.
Medical comic books may be an acceptable form of patient education material, but clinicians should assess and honor patient preferences before providing these materials.
An inclusive organizational culture, or the lack thereof, affects employee job performance, emotional well-being, and workforce engagement.
Adhering to a "secure, preserve, fight" strategy is recommended for health care professionals working with a vulnerable patient population.
Data breaches can happen to small medical practices, but staff can take steps to prevent them.
Patient portals have not taken off as expected.
Practice names and logos should be carefully designed to emphasize what is unique about a practice.
Family-support intervention does not significantly improve surrogates' psychological symptoms: The PARTNER trialAugust 21, 2018
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.
Certain steps should be taken when discharging a patient for failure or inability to meet financial obligations.
How should a clinician act on personal values when those values clash with their employers?
There are 6 broad factors that can affect inclusion within healthcare organizations.
The growing threat of hacking is increasing the number of physicians buying cyber insurance.
Advance care planning in frail older adults does not increase patient activation or quality of life.
MHPAEA enforcement was positively associated with lower spending for mental illness treatment among those with parity-associated policies.
A new policy opposing lockout provisions that block Medicaid patients from the program for lengthy periods was adopted by the AMA House of Delegates.
Additional codes have been approved by the CPT Editorial Panel for chronic care remote physiologic monitoring and internet consultations.
Building cohesive teams in teaching clinics can help blend clinical care with education for residents.
Female internists earn less than men, across many demographic and employment indicators.
There is considerable variation in specialty drug coverage across commercial health plans.
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