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Physicians who receive opioid-related payments prescribe more opioids

May 14, 2018
Pharmaceutical industry marketing of opioids and related payments to physicians are associated with increased subsequent opioid prescribing…

Trump unveils long-promised plan to lower drug prices

May 11, 2018
President Donald J. Trump said the days of pharmaceutical companies, special interest groups and foreign governments controlling drug pricing are…
Meeting News

Many unknowns surround medical marijuana

May 2, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Though physicians in more than two dozen states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam have laws that allow medical…
Meeting News

EHRs need overhaul to limit time spent on them

May 1, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Electronic health records need to meet clinical needs, not administrative ones, to prevent physicians from spending too much on…
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Education, collaboration critical to maximize EMR potential

April 24, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Ongoing training, tweaking the technology to what benefits you, and discussing needed changes with information technology…
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VIDEO: Tips for improving MIPS score, avoiding penalties

April 21, 2018
NEW ORLEANS – A practice assessment of a practice’s documentation policies is an important step that may reveal some of the reporting…
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ACP continues to promote physician well-being, professional satisfaction

April 21, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — ACP provided an update of their physician well-being, professional satisfaction and “Patients before Paperwork”…
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ACP advocates for gender equity for physicians

April 20, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — ACP recently published a position paper in Annals of Internal Medicine offering recommendations on how to promote and achieve…
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Doctors, patients benefit when the ‘eyes’ have it

April 19, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Maintaining as much eye contact with patients as possible improves doctors’ relationships with their patients, reduces the…
In the Journals

ACP calls for revision of physician performance measurements

April 18, 2018
In Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, most ambulatory internal medicine quality measures are not compliant with ACP…
In the Journals

Majority of physicians engage in multisite practicing

April 13, 2018
Nearly two in three physicians in Georgia are multisite practitioners — that is, they have multiple hospital privileges and/or work in…
Meeting News

Consider purposeful steps physicians can take to gain patient trust, reduce bias

April 11, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — A presenter here at Hospital Medicine 2018 encouraged attendees to be aware of their subconscious bias and to connect with…
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Experts express concerns about FDA precertification program for health apps

April 10, 2018
In a new commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine, experts suggest that the FDA’s Digital Health Software Precertification Program…
In the Journals

Ischemic heart disease remains leading cause of death in US

April 10, 2018
Ischemic heart disease was still the No. 1 cause of death in the United States from 1990 to 2016, according to findings recently published by the…
In the Journals

More than $500 billion wasted in nonoptimized prescriptions

April 9, 2018
The estimated yearly cost of drug-related morbidity and mortality caused by nonoptimized medication therapy — those prescriptions that are…

4 ways to address the #MeToo era in health care

April 6, 2018
In the first entry to our Healio Legal Perspectives resource center, experts from Epstein Becker and Green discuss how to inoculate a health care

Nearly half of Americans forgo medical care because of cost

March 27, 2018
Due to high costs of health care, 44% of people in the United States avoid visiting the doctor’s office when sick or injured, and approximately…
In the Journals

Few patient harm events linked to electronic health record usability

March 27, 2018
Less than 1% of patient harm events from 2013 to 2016 were attributable to electronic health record usability, data recently published in JAMA

How to handle medical advice requests from friends, family

March 27, 2018
Friends and family members will ask doctors for medical advice for a variety of reasons: curiosity, needing help in a situation that is unfamiliar…
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Education, care time unaffected by limited work shifts for trainees

March 20, 2018
Limited shifts and workweeks for internal medicine trainees and interns, compared with flexible models that allow first-year residents to work longer…
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