A resident has taken her interest in improvisation from the comedic theater to the hospital room, according to Crain's Cleveland Business.
Physicians can learn some lessons in shared decision-making from the care one oncologist provided a patient with terminal metastatic cancer, writes Peter Ubel, M.D., a physician and behavioral scientist at Duke University, in a commentary in Forbes.
Patients are looking for a doctor who's competent, caring and attentive, writes Greg A. Hood, M.D., an internist in Lexington, Kentucky, in Medscape. His challenge to doctors: Serve your patients well, or another doctor will.
Average salaries among primary care practitioners generally showed a modestly positive trend, while sentiments about the overall state of practice finances remained largely in line with those expressed in previous years, according to an article released by Medical Economics.
As it grows, urgent care is evolving with the latest twists involving specialty clinics, franchises, and hospitals and health insurance companies getting into the action, according to an article in the Orlando Sentinel.
The government's new Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) Plus initiative presents both challenges and opportunities for rural providers, writes Janelle Ali-Dinar, Ph.D., a rural healthcare expert, on RACMonitor.
While only about a quarter of American men and a third of American women are at a healthy weight, physicians talk to their patients about the need for exercise in only about 9 percent of office visits, according to Edward M. Phillips, M.D., and Helen Durkin, J.D., in an article in Medical Economics.
Medical practices are commonly faced with two problems: trying to squeeze sick patients in to see a doctor right away and no-shows who never make it to their scheduled appointment. Now a New York City medical practice is hoping to take those two problems and create a solution for patients who need to be seen for illnesses that might send them to a retail or urgent care clinic instead of the primary care doctor's office for treatment.
Adjustments to the proposed rule for value-based payment models encompassed by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act have not done enough to even the playing field for smaller practices, according to an article in Medscape.
Speaking at the World Medical Innovation Forum in Boston this week, Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, acknowledged that regulators have over-burdened physicians but was hopeful new value-based payment systems being developed will better align payments with clinical practice, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
One more way to ensure your medical practice is running efficiently is to maximize staff members' licenses and abilities, says Auren Weinberg, M.D., in an article on Physicians Practice.
Time at home--not the hospital--is a high priority for elderly patients in London. That goal inspired the redesign of their care system--and the end result shows the potential for a patient-defined outcome to drive the necessary collaboration to integrate care, writes Caroline Sayer, M.D., a primary care doctor, in a blog post for NEJM Catalyst.
When Jennifer Adaeze Anyaegbunam wrote about how she experienced racism as a medical student, she got two reactions: people who told her to grow a thicker skin and those who had empathy and advice.
In a conference call announcing its proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services emphasized its desire to work in partnership with physicians in order to craft a flexible payment model that promotes quality care without placing undue burdens on practices or practitioners.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unveiled a proposed rule tackling the initial implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
There's more to good health than the absence of illness, and to that end, the Harvard School of Public Health has established a new Center for Health and Happiness, according to The Atlantic.
For young doctors who have labored through overnight shifts during residency, the promise of a lucrative career as a doctor looms large. But given all the medical education debt--with interest likely accruing since graduation--it's best to live well within your means, according to a recent Medscape article.
What a difference a year made for one of his patients, writes Adam Licurse, M.D., assistant medical director at Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization, in a blog post for NEJM Catalyst.