About 15 million people will receive healthcare via telemedicine this year, according to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). Although most of these virtual visits will take place between patients and specialists, the nonprofit ATA expects 450,000 of them to be for primary care.
About a week ago, I bought the first bicycle I have owned in almost 20 years. And it wasn't because I'm known for my grace on wheels. Mostly, I decided to start riding because it's an activity I can do with my family. With summer upon us, it's a perfect time to take stock of how well we're connecting with the important people in our personal lives, including ourselves.
We've discussed in FiercePracticeManagment before how the demands of running a medical practice can strain not just the individuals exposed to the stress, but their key relationships as well. And that can be a scary dynamic, considering that those relationships can be key sources of joy, support and respite in an otherwise unforgiving world.
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Online health information is driving change in the ways patients interact with their doctors, producing both positive and negative results, according to an article at the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Running a medical practice is hard work. And with various forms of healthcare consolidation potentially affecting virtually any practice, managers are under pressure to not just keep their jobs amid new governance but also to help such ventures succeed. To make the most of opportunities for their practices and careers, practice managers must pay special attention to honing certain skill sets.
The Affordable Care Act still isn't winning the favor of all doctors in its fifth year, but more are at least willing to give it a passing grade, according to new data from the Medicus Firm.
Information provided by doctors in the media has contributed to some difficult conversations with patients, according to Benjamin Mazer, a third-year student at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York.
Patient demand for easy electronic access to their healthcare providers continues to rise, but practices have more work to do in adopting communications technologies and engaging people in using them.
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Medicare Part D covers the bulk of medications commonly used by both Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, according to a new report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).