When it comes to the amount of paperwork and red tape now involved in healthcare, patients don't like it any more than physicians do.
Almost always when we talk about physicians (within FiercePracticeManagement and in general), we mean the profession as a whole. Yet about one-third of the physicians in the United States are...
High-deductible health plans have driven up patients' financial responsibility for care across the board; but when it comes to cancer treatment involving astronomically expensive drugs, financial distress is devastating. Also referred to as 'financial toxicity,' this is a side effect many experts argue should become part of the doctor-patient conversation when determining a course of care.
Scott Shreeve, M.D., aims to transform primary care delivery with a streamlined approach that brings healthcare to the workplace.
Medical marijuana is now a legal treatment option in several parts of the country, but physicians who are certified to prescribe it need to make sure to follow the rules, which vary in particulars and enforcement by state.
The University of Michigan Medical School is one of many schools around the country that has phased out the model used for the past century to make way for greater emphasis on skills such as teamwork and communication, according to an article from Kaiser Health News.
With primary care physicians under ever-increasing pressure to engage patients in proactively managing their own health, medical assistants trained as health coaches may offer a cost-effective approach that pleases patients and fellow clinicians alike, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine.
Despite the controversy surrounding the expansion of the roles of advanced-practice registered nurses and nurse practitioners in many states, there are plenty of reasons to welcome this latest shift in the healthcare landscape, according to Healthcare Finance.
Elderly patients who suffer from chronic loneliness attend significantly more medical appointments than those who report a more secure sense of companionship, according to research published in the American Journal of Public Health. These findings suggest that chronic loneliness is a significant public health concern among elders.
Physician practices run on tight schedules, and patients are feeling the crunch. According to a poll of 3,000 patients in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany conducted by voice-recognition software company Nuance Communications Inc., 40 percent of patients say they feel rushed during physician visits.