Practice Management

Experts Weigh in on ACP Position Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide

Experts Weigh in on ACP Position Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide

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Authors of recent position papers provide their opinion on the legalization of physician assisted suicide.

Clear Communication Essential When Apologizing for Medical Errors

Clear Communication Essential When Apologizing for Medical Errors

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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

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

Time Pressure Can Have Serious Consequences for Physicians and Patients

Time Pressure Can Have Serious Consequences for Physicians and Patients

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

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.

Growing Your Physician Practice by Managing Referrals and Payers

Growing Your Physician Practice by Managing Referrals and Payers

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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.

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

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

Spending Patterns in Training Impact Future Physician Practice

Spending Patterns in Training Impact Future Physician Practice

There was a significant annual, per-beneficiary spending difference for physicians trained in high- and low-cost HSAs.

New Program Developed to Help Transition Primary Care Into Patient-Centered Practice Model

New Program Developed to Help Transition Primary Care Into Patient-Centered Practice Model

This study describes a cognitive task analysis training program that may help transition care into a more patient-centered practice model.

Maximize Patient Care Time by Streamlining Revenue-Related Processes

Maximize Patient Care Time by Streamlining Revenue-Related Processes

By employing a practice management system that streamlines revenue cycle management processes, doctors can spend more time with their patients, the AMA says.

Pros and Cons of Patient Satisfaction Surveys

Pros and Cons of Patient Satisfaction Surveys

When you're a medical provider, the customer isn't always right. Letting patients dictate the scope of service, as is done in fields such as retail, results in dangerous situations and potentially poor outcomes.

Political Correctness in Diverse Workplace Fosters Creativity

Political Correctness in Diverse Workplace Fosters Creativity

People may associate political correctness with conformity, but new research finds it also correlates with creativity in work settings.

New ICD-10 Coding System May Cloud Hospital Safety

New ICD-10 Coding System May Cloud Hospital Safety

Changes in how medical diagnoses are coded under the latest international disease classification system (better known as the ICD-10 codes) may complicate the assessment of hospital safety, say researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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