Practice Management

Strategies to Cut Medication Costs

Strategies to Cut Medication Costs

Buying larger quantities of drugs and decreasing drug waste are among the options that can help practices adjust to the rising price of pharmaceuticals.

Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed

Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed

Ratings also differ significantly by specialty group.

Boosting Revenue by Seeing More—or Fewer—Patients

Boosting Revenue by Seeing More—or Fewer—Patients

Medical practices have a variety of strategies they can employ to boost revenue.

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.

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