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Clear Communication Essential When Apologizing for Medical Errors

Clear Communication Essential When Apologizing for Medical Errors

Investigators noticed distinct themes and characteristics that appear to underlie all medical error apologies.

Female HCPs, Longer Consultations Associated With Higher Empathy Scores

Female HCPs, Longer Consultations Associated With Higher Empathy Scores

Higher empathy ratings were observed in studies that had more female than male practitioners.

The End of DACA: What This Means for Dreamer Physicians Across America

The End of DACA: What This Means for Dreamer Physicians Across America

Following the end of the DACA program, questions linger among undocumented medical residents and students now facing possible deportation.

Ethical Conflicts Between Patient and Physician Are Common in Futility Care

Ethical Conflicts Between Patient and Physician Are Common in Futility Care

Some physicians "may invoke futility to unilaterally withhold treatment when the treatments 'prolong the dying process'" at the bedside.

Thinking About Buying a Practice? Here's What You Need to Know

Thinking About Buying a Practice? Here's What You Need to Know

Physicians must remember that they will be a business owner in addition to being a health care provider.

Time Pressure Can Have Serious Consequences for Physicians and Patients

Time Pressure Can Have Serious Consequences for Physicians and Patients

A physician faced the consequences after not spending enough time adequately assessing his patient.

A Closer Look at Addressing HIPAA Security Risks

A Closer Look at Addressing HIPAA Security Risks

Health care providers do not necessarily have to meet every HIPAA standard.

Changing Healthcare Dynamics Calls for New Practice Options

Changing Healthcare Dynamics Calls for New Practice Options

Partnering with an organization is a practice option that may provide many multifaceted benefits.

Evaluating Practice Options in Today's Healthcare Environment

Evaluating Practice Options in Today's Healthcare Environment

Thriving in this new healthcare environment demands both significant capital investment and the ability to navigate increasingly complex reporting requirements and financial arrangements.

How Often Do Hospitalized Patients Perceive Breakdowns in Care?

How Often Do Hospitalized Patients Perceive Breakdowns in Care?

Hospitalized patients frequently reported breakdowns in care.

More Clarity Needed on Recordings of Medical Encounters, Policy Experts Say

More Clarity Needed on Recordings of Medical Encounters, Policy Experts Say

The law is inconsistent, with patient encounter recordings being allowed in certain situations and illegal in others.

The Five Things Every Physician Needs to Know About MACRA

The Five Things Every Physician Needs to Know About MACRA

Five potentially pivotal issues physicians should understand about MACRA.

Boost Your Income by Negotiating Payer Contracts

Boost Your Income by Negotiating Payer Contracts

Familiarity with current contracts and knowing how to negotiate better ones can be crucial to boosting your income.

Growing Your Physician Practice by Managing Referrals and Payers

Growing Your Physician Practice by Managing Referrals and Payers

Tracking and nurturing your referral resources, reaching out to referring physicians, and referring patients covered by a broad spectrum of payers are just a few of the ways you can grow your practice.

Tips on Preventing Medical Billing Errors

Tips on Preventing Medical Billing Errors

Up to 80% of all medical bills contain mistakes; follow these best practices to avoid billing errors.

Concierge Medicine: Just the Ticket for Many Patients and Doctors

Concierge Medicine: Just the Ticket for Many Patients and Doctors

In a medical marketplace that is increasingly dominated by consumerism, concierge medicine gives many patients an attractive alternative to accessing health services.

Medical Discrimination of Overweight Patients has Detrimental Effects

Medical Discrimination of Overweight Patients has Detrimental Effects

Medical discrimination based on patient size can be stressful for patients and have a detrimental effect on their health.

Medical Malware: How to Protect Yourself and Your Patients

Medical Malware: How to Protect Yourself and Your Patients

No strategies are perfect for completely protecting hospital systems from ransomware attacks, but following best practices is key for prevention and protection.

Increased Number of Patients Enrolled in Cancer Trials Under ACA

Increased Number of Patients Enrolled in Cancer Trials Under ACA

Under the Affordable Care Act, more privately insured patients have enrolled in clinical trials for cancer treatments.

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