The case involving a major health care organization involved a laptop stolen from an employee's home and 2 lost USB devices.
The health care field is looking to behavioral economics because of the understanding that behavior is the 'final pathway through which all of our interventions act.'
For valid informed consent to exist, patients have to understand the information physicians give them about a proposed treatment or procedure.
Factors to consider before allowing patients online access to their medical information.
AMA House of Delegates has adopted policy to study, act for, advocate gender equity in medicine.
Patient data hacking is a risk even for small practices.
Docs will have more opportunity to use technology with extra codes approved by CPT Editorial Panel.
Practices need to incorporate efforts to double check reimbursement against contracts
Hiring the right people is key to growing your nephrology or urology practice. How can you assemble a top-notch staff?
Helpful strategies include developing a plan, knowing who will implement the plan, and staying flexible.
Tracking patients may improve treatment for chronic conditions.
Employees should undergo detailed background checks; practices should have zero-tolerance for theft.
The moment is here: You're opening your own nephrology or urology practice. How can you make it grow?
Additional training, reimbursement may foster these critical conversations, authors say.
Buying larger quantities of drugs and decreasing drug waste are among the options that can help practices adjust to the rising price of pharmaceuticals.
Ratings also differ significantly by specialty group.
Medical practices have a variety of strategies they can employ to boost revenue.
Identifying a patient's preferences and goals leads to a care plan that can reflect those goals, and this may improve patient satisfaction.
Clinical pharmacists help manage complex patients because they look at medications with a different eye than a doctor.
Patients perceive F2F physicians as more compassionate and better communicators.
Patients want to be listened to and well informed about the care they will receive.
Concerns relate to time with physicians; technology detracting from patient care; rising costs
Among other factors, electronic medical records may be contributing to physician dissatisfaction because it leads to decreased face-to-face time with patients.
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.
The CROWNWeb dashboard improves users' ability to submit required data in a timely manner.
Dose-response pattern seen, with increased risk of breast cancer for every five years of night shift work.
Many older physicians feel that they are providing a useful service, desire part-time or occasional work.
Jan 2018 marks the start of significant pay cuts for physician office-based labs.
Suffering existentially, loss of independence, and incapability to enjoy life were some reasons patients pursued EOLOA.
Greater insurance viability may be possible if government enforces insurers to participate in the Marketplace.
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