Last week's top story, "Practices' top financial challenges of 2014 turned out to be a hotter headline than I'd predicted. Perhaps the popularity of that story speaks to the adage...
From a leg al and ethical standpoint, physicians must keep patients from missing recommended follow-up care. But while it's not realistic for practices to track down every no-show or noncompliant patient, there are strategies that can reduce the likelihood of a patient's dangerous health condition remaining unaddressed, according to a po st from the New York Times.
It's the height of fall in New England, otherwise known as time to make the doctors' office circuit for non-work-related purposes. And when I interact with physician practices, on behalf of...
While the potential benefits of social media in healthcare are vast, so too are the consequences for physicians or organizations whose representatives don't post carefully, according to a po st on OncLive.
At a time of sagging physician m orale and increased r etirements, not all doctors are ready to hang up the stethoscope. Bernard Portnoy, M.D, an 86-year-old practicing pediatrician in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is an example of a doctor who has seen the practice of medicine evolve drastically over the course of a long career. But despite all of the changes in the healthcare delivery system over the past 60 years, SouthCoast Today reports that Portnoy's job and passion has stayed fundamentally the same: to care for patients.
Despite the benefits of increasing healthcare price transpa rency for patients, putting cost information in front of clinicians may introduce ethical challenges in ensuring patients get appropriate care, according to a po st from Forbes.
There is a positive association between a physician's emotional intelligence quotient and more compassionate and empathetic patient care, according to a Forbes article which examined 500 independent studies conducted in 2010.
In an exclusive interview, M. Bridget Duffy, M.D., chief medical officer at Vocera Communications in San Francisco, discusses why the healthcare industry's recent focus on patient satisfaction and HC AHPS scores don't go deeply enough into repairing the core breakdowns in the way organizations help patients heal.
Just in time for open enrollment, physician rating database Healthgrad es will launch a new version of its website Monday, USA Today repo rted.
With insured patients' out-of-pocket costs on the rise, nearly one-fifth of privately insured Americans admittedly avoided seeing a doctor for an illness or injury over the past year, according to new re search conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.