Business of Medicine

Traditional Tort Reform Won’t Reduce Healthcare Costs | Opinion Article

Tucked into President Trump’s 2018 budget are several provisions to tackle medical malpractice reform, an effort to slash healthcare costs by seeking to impact the everyday practice

TweetChat: A Look at the Drivers of Increasing Healthcare Costs | Opinion Article

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on June 21, at 9:00pm ET on the factors driving increasing healthcare costs in the U.S.

MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice’s Reputation | Feature

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is bringing a lot of change to healthcare, including reimbursement based on quality, value, and results of

American College of Physicians Gives 7 Recommendations to Improve American Health Care to Congress | News Brief

The American College of Physicians today released a set of recommendations aimed at providing a forward-thinking agenda for health care reform, ‘A Prescription for a Forward-Looking Agenda

Assumption of the Risk | Feature

“If a patient chooses to come to me for medical care and I explain the risks and they agree to the treatment then how can they turn

A doctor’s case for medical marijuana | Feature

Physician David Casarett was tired of hearing hype and half-truths around medical marijuana, so he put on his skeptic’s hat and investigated on his own. He comes

Infographic: 2017’s Best & Worst States for Nurses | Feature

Wallethub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 18 key metrics that collectively speak to the nursing-job opportunities in each market. Below, you can

Proving a Medical Malpractice Case I – Proving Negligence (Part II) | Feature

[Editor’s note: this is the second installment of “Proving a Medical Malpractice Case I – Proving Negligence” by our blogger, Dr. Medlaw. You can read the first

System errors, human errors, and common sense | Medical Blog

  “It was a system failure.” That’s what United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz said in an interview with ABC News about the recent incident involving the violent

EHRs: Pros & Cons – Infographic | Medical Blog

Doctors overwhelming agree that they are more proficient with the EHRs today vs 3 years ago. But there are both pros and cons to EHR use.

Infographic: Improving Document Security Improves Data Security | Medical Blog

By Chris Click Sr. Healthcare Solutions Marketing Manager for Nuance Document Imaging Data breaches in the healthcare industry are common and carry risks for both patients and

What the Future of Healthcare Will Look Like Under President Trump (Part II) | Feature

Physician’s Weekly, along with Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP, hosted its second live Tweet Chat on March 22 as a one-month follow-up discussion on the future state of our nation’s healthcare system.

10 Signs of Human Trafficking in Medical Care | Feature

A critical summary of screening and intervention techniques all health professionals should be aware of. Human trafficking is often thought of as an issue faced by other

Healthgrades Names America’s Top Hospitals for 2017 | Feature

See which hospitals made the cut for the top 50 and top 100 in the country. Healthgrades recently released its America’s Best Hospitals for 2017, naming America’s

What Is the Future of Healthcare Under President Trump? | Feature

The future of healthcare under President Trump and how healthcare providers can have a say in it.   Physician’s Weekly, along with Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP,

Perfecting the Post-Visit Procedure | Medical Blog

After-visit calls aren’t working; what can be done instead? Right outside of my office door is one of the workstations where our medical technicians perform one of

Online Physician Ratings Prove Stressful for Doctors | News Brief

Study investigates use of and perceptions of physician ratings from patients through websites. Online ratings and discussions about the quality of care American doctors provide can add

Physician-Hospital Integration is More Complex than Expected | News Brief

Current research has focused on the overall trend of tighter integration, but it has not examined the more granular level of how hospitals transition between integration forms

Nurse Practitioners Step in to Fill Growing Need for House Calls | News Brief

Researcher: States could revisit regulations on NPs to help meet demand. Nurse practitioners are increasingly providing house calls for frail and elderly patients, eclipsing any other specialties

Improving Lifestyles, One Patient at a Time | Feature

I’m sure a lot of people received health-related presents this past holiday season. But will they make us healthier? How many Fitbits are gathering dust, uncharged? How

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