Business of Medicine

Widening the Scope of Practice | Medical Blog

Dr. Pelzman discusses the challenge of involving nurses and other healthcare professionals into the current scope of practice so they can do more of what they love.

Considerable Number of Doctors Attend Patient Funerals | Medical Blog

But major differences between specialties in terms of attendance, barriers and benefits tied to attendance

13 apps to help nurses improve patient care | Medical Blog

Nurses play a crucial role in improving the care of a hospital’s patients. As technology comes increasingly into play, health apps may be particularly beneficial to improve

Should Your Practice Consider Telehealth? | Feature

Investors are pouring money into digital health companies, with $5.8 billion invested in 2015 alone, according to CBInsights. Of the several subcategories of digital health, telehealth continues

Superbug crisis: World leaders meet as threat grows | Feature

It is only the fourth time the general assembly has held a high-level meeting for a health issue. The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, said antimicrobial resistance

There Is No Such Thing as Too Much TV in This Doctor’s Office: A Different Approach to Patient Engagement | Feature

A recent Accenture report found that patients in the United States are increasingly accessing their electronic health records (EHRs), with rates rising from 27% in 2014 to

Capture the Critical Driver of Your Practice’s Financial Success: Physician Time | Feature

Pop Quiz: What were you doing during the financial presentation at your last board meeting?

Strategies for Physician Succession & Retirement | Feature

Due to the busy nature of many medical practices, planning for future events like physician succession or retirement often takes a back seat to other pressing priorities.

CDC August Update: Zika Case Counts in the U.S. | Feature

Laboratory-confirmed Zika virus disease cases reported to ArboNET by state or territory (as of August 24, 2016) Zika virus disease and Zika virus congenital infection are nationally

Managing Difficult Patients | Feature

Regardless of the setting that a physician practices, there is a high likelihood that they will encounter difficult patients throughout their career. “We can’t blame all of

CME: Improving ED Care for LGBT Patients | Feature

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients face barriers to accessing adequate medical care, even for emergency situations. A better understanding of the disparities and healthcare risks that LGBT patients face may help emergency providers communicate more effectively with these individuals.

Analyzing “Breakthrough Therapy” Perceptions | Feature

After an investigational medication is subject to clinical trials but before it is permitted to be used widely in patients, the FDA reviews the clinical trial results

Do You and Your Patients Live in One of the Happiest States in America? | Feature

Can money truly buy happiness? Most people might be inclined to say no, based on moral principles. But some researchers beg to differ, suggesting that money can

Maximizing Potential With Social Media | Feature

As the use of social media continues to grow in leaps and bounds, physicians are increasingly trying to find ways to maximize its potential to improve healthcare

Healthcare Prices & Quality of Care | Feature

Recently, the government, insurers, and other companies have made efforts to make price and quality measures of healthcare more transparent, including the development of healthcare pricing information

U.S. Opens Door to a Change in Blood Donation Policy for Gay Men | Feature

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the door to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which currently prohibit donations from gay men for a

4 Tools to Project Your Practice’s End-of-Year Finances | Medical Blog

Take steps now to avoid negative year-end shareholder compensation and tax surprises.

Employee Wellness Campaign Cartoon | Medical Blog

“We’re having a big meeting today to kick off our Employee Wellness Campaign. Did anyone remember to bring in soda and donuts?”          

2016 National Technology Survey | Medical Blog

In a recent technology survey of advanced practice providers, and practice administrators, 19% of respondents saw a drop in productivity due to EHR use; 46% said their

System forgives sexual abuse by doctors across US | Medical Blog

Sexual abuse by doctors against patients is surprisingly widespread, yet the fragmented medical oversight system shrouds offenders’ actions in secrecy and allows many to continue to treat

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