Practice Management

Saturday Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Unused medications can be dropped off at local collection sites between 10 am and 2 pm.

Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online

Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online

Medicare would base part of a hospital's payments on how easy it is for patients to access medical records

Clinical Pharmacists Are an Option for Chronic Disease Management

Clinical Pharmacists Are an Option for Chronic Disease Management

Clinical pharmacists help manage complex patients because they look at medications with a different eye than a doctor.

Patients Prefer Doctors Who Engage in Face-to-Face Visits

Patients Prefer Doctors Who Engage in Face-to-Face Visits

Patients perceive F2F physicians as more compassionate and better communicators.

EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events

EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events

Usability challenges mainly occur during order placement and medication administration

Put Yourself in Your Patients' Shoes

Put Yourself in Your Patients' Shoes

Patients want to be listened to and well informed about the care they will receive.

Top Patient Concerns About Physicians

Top Patient Concerns About Physicians

Concerns relate to time with physicians; technology detracting from patient care; rising costs

Hiring Scribes, Delegating Tasks Can Help Ward Off Burnout

Hiring Scribes, Delegating Tasks Can Help Ward Off Burnout

Among other factors, electronic medical records may be contributing to physician dissatisfaction because it leads to decreased face-to-face time with patients.

Managing Difficult Patient Encounters

Managing Difficult Patient Encounters

Practices need to create protocols for dealing with office triggers, such as patient or provider lateness to an appointment, that may contribute to difficult patient interactions.

CROWNWeb Reporting Gets Up to Speed With Implementation of Dashboard

CROWNWeb Reporting Gets Up to Speed With Implementation of Dashboard

The CROWNWeb dashboard improves users' ability to submit required data in a timely manner.

Women Working the Night Shift Have Higher Risks of Some Cancers

Women Working the Night Shift Have Higher Risks of Some Cancers

Dose-response pattern seen, with increased risk of breast cancer for every five years of night shift work.

Why Physicians Are Delaying Retirement

Why Physicians Are Delaying Retirement

Many older physicians feel that they are providing a useful service, desire part-time or occasional work.

Pay Cuts for Physician Office Lab Tests Start Jan 1, 2018

Pay Cuts for Physician Office Lab Tests Start Jan 1, 2018

Jan 2018 marks the start of significant pay cuts for physician office-based labs.

Does Spouses' Work Limit Female Physicians?

Does Spouses' Work Limit Female Physicians?

Findings may explain need for female physicians to make more personal and professional adjustments.

Forcing Insurers to Participate in Marketplaces May Improve Access

Forcing Insurers to Participate in Marketplaces May Improve Access

Greater insurance viability may be possible if government enforces insurers to participate in the Marketplace.

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