Practice Management

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

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The culture of bullying — widespread across the medical field — has been linked to poorer patient outcomes. So why can't physicians stop bullying in its tracks?

Negative Affect That Lingers Tied to Health 10 Years Later

Negative Affect That Lingers Tied to Health 10 Years Later

Negative affect that lingers is associated with worse physical health outcomes almost 10 years later.

Guidance Offered for Improving Mental Health in Workplace

Guidance Offered for Improving Mental Health in Workplace

Four recommendations for action have been developed for improving mental health in the workplace.

Risks and Benefits of FDA "Pre-Cert" Program for Medical Software Devices Examined

Risks and Benefits of FDA "Pre-Cert" Program for Medical Software Devices Examined

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The FDA Digital Health Software Precertification Program represents a feasible solution to regulate software classified as a medical device.

Navigating the Waters of Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

Navigating the Waters of Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

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Malpractice liability reform would best be analyzed on a specialty-by-specialty basis.

Shared Decision Making Improves for Minorities With Clinician Training

Shared Decision Making Improves for Minorities With Clinician Training

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Shared decision making was assessed by a blinded coder based on clinical records, patient perception and quality of care, and clinician perspective.

Opioid Prescribing Trends in the VA Similar to Other Settings

Opioid Prescribing Trends in the VA Similar to Other Settings

Prescription opioid decline in the Veterans Health Administration due to decrease in long-term use.

Female Authors Less Likely to Be Listed as First Author in Clinical, Basic Science Journals

Female Authors Less Likely to Be Listed as First Author in Clinical, Basic Science Journals

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Female researchers still face challenges when publishing research.

Blueprint Being Developed to Address Physician Burnout

Blueprint Being Developed to Address Physician Burnout

As part of blueprint, task force developing strategies that can be adopted by any institution/practice.

US Spends Twice as Much for Similar Healthcare Utilization

US Spends Twice as Much for Similar Healthcare Utilization

U.S. has higher administrative and pharmaceutical costs than 10 other high-income countries

Personal Health Information Found in Recycling

Personal Health Information Found in Recycling

Personal health information and personally identifiable information was found in the recycling of 5 Canadian hospitals.

Clinical Outcomes Negatively Affected by Prior Authorization Requirements

Clinical Outcomes Negatively Affected by Prior Authorization Requirements

The burdens associated with prior authorization are high, and have a negative impact on clinical outcomes.

Most Patients Comfortable With Clinicians Asking About Sexual Orientation

Most Patients Comfortable With Clinicians Asking About Sexual Orientation

The majority of patients do not have a problem with their clinicians asking them about their sexual orientation.

The Challenge of Helping Uninsured Patients While Protecting Practice Finances

The Challenge of Helping Uninsured Patients While Protecting Practice Finances

Physicians continue to be challeneged in protecting their practice finances while also helping patients with no insurance.

Do No Harm: The Clinician's Role in Reducing Structural Violence

Do No Harm: The Clinician's Role in Reducing Structural Violence

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"Structural violence" encompasses a number of harmful social policies, specifically denial of healthcare.

Policies for Childbearing, Family Leave Examined at Top US Medical Schools

Policies for Childbearing, Family Leave Examined at Top US Medical Schools

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Many medical schools provide both paternity and maternity leave in the United States.

Uber Health Launched to Help Practices Coordinate Rides for Patients, Caregivers

Uber Health Launched to Help Practices Coordinate Rides for Patients, Caregivers

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With the launch of Uber Health, Uber has joined the healthcare industry.

Could "Medical Virtualist" Become a New Specialty?

Could "Medical Virtualist" Become a New Specialty?

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Technologic advances are increasing which means the creation of a new specialty, the medical virtualist, could be effective for healthcare challenges.

Innovations in Digital Medicine: Effects on Rural, Low-Income Communities

Innovations in Digital Medicine: Effects on Rural, Low-Income Communities

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Digital health innovations are contributing to the expansion of medical care in rural and low-income areas.

The Crisis of Physician Suicides: Past and Present

The Crisis of Physician Suicides: Past and Present

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This article discusses the issue of physician suicide trends, then and now.

Half of Veterans in Need of Mental Health Care Not Utilizing VA Services

Half of Veterans in Need of Mental Health Care Not Utilizing VA Services

Many veterans are not accessing mental health care within or outside the Veterans Affairs health system.

Frustrations With Prior Authorization: A Thorn in the Side of Clinicians

Frustrations With Prior Authorization: A Thorn in the Side of Clinicians

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Prior authorizations and diagnostic imaging continue to be a frustration in the practice of medicine.

American Psychiatric Association Proposes 5 Changes to <i>DSM-5</i>

American Psychiatric Association Proposes 5 Changes to DSM-5

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These proposals represent 5 key discrepancies between current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition, coding and language and what the Steering Committee believes the coding and language should be amended to.

Firearms in the Home: What Physicians Need to Tell Patients

Firearms in the Home: What Physicians Need to Tell Patients

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Physicians should counsel patients about firearms in their homes, especially when there is the potential for harm.

Expert Interview: Coping With Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Expert Interview: Coping With Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

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"Compassion fatigue" is understood to affect workers across the spectrum of helping professions, and to be extremely prevalent among physicians.

Healthcare Spending Rising Despite Reduced Use of Services

Healthcare Spending Rising Despite Reduced Use of Services

According to the report, total spending per person is growing at a faster rate than in previous years, with growth of 4.6% in 2016 compared with 4.1% in 2015 and sub-3% growth from 2012 to 2014.

Practitioners Disagree on NHS Recommendation to Ask Patients About Sexual Orientation

Practitioners Disagree on NHS Recommendation to Ask Patients About Sexual Orientation

The NHS recommends that professionals ask their patients about their sexual orientation, although there is disagreement about this recommendation.

What the CVS/Aetna Merger Means for Primary Care

What the CVS/Aetna Merger Means for Primary Care

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Aetna will gain data on pharmaceutical usage patterns that will enable the company to carefully parse the insurance risks it takes on.

Physician Burnout: 7 Recommended Web-Based Tools and Mobile Apps

Physician Burnout: 7 Recommended Web-Based Tools and Mobile Apps

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Seven online tools and mobile apps were recommended in order to help healthcare workers reduce stress, burnout, depression, and suicidal behaviors.

Tips to Improve EHR Tasks Without Compromising Patient Encounters

Tips to Improve EHR Tasks Without Compromising Patient Encounters

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EHRs can improve healthcare, however research suggests that the burgeoning number of tasks required by the EHR can compromise patient encounters.

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