Business of Medicine

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

AKH CME: End of Life Care | Medical Blog

A $15.00, 1.25-hour activity that reviews the the principles of pain management, palliative care, and symptom management near the end of life; the levels of hospice care; and

Heroes in Medicine: Daniel R. Lattanzi, MD | Medical Blog

Congratulations to Daniel R. Lattanzi, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for being recognized as this month’s “Heroes in Medicine” recipient from Physician’s Weekly. Dr.

It’s time for NHS England to ‘do the right thing’ and fund PrEP for HIV prevention, say experts | Medical Blog

Delays by NHS England will cost lives, argue public health experts. PrEP’s role is comparable to the function of vaccinations and immunisations. Directors of public health Jim

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.

Overestimating the effect of medical errors can be detrimental | Medical Blog

An issue with inflated numbers like 251,000 and 440,000 is that they are repeated by naïve journalists… A musician’s cancer diagnosis could have been made 4 years

In doctors we trust — especially when they admit to bias | Medical Blog

Disclosure of bias should decrease the weight that patients put on their physicians’ recommendations…but apparently, according to research, it doesn’t. A doctor’s guidance may reassure us more

Tips Provided for Leveraging Social Media | Medical Blog

Kevin Pho of KevinMD shares insights into social media use in health care

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