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How Online Medical Crowdsourcing Helped Save a Life

How Online Medical Crowdsourcing Helped Save a Life | Medical Blog

"There are many advantages to medical crowdsourcing. It truly has the potential to save lives all across the world. The days of playing phone tag to try to get a curbside consult are finished. "

Where Big Data Does Not Exist

Where Big Data Does Not Exist | Medical Blog

"I much rather deal with the regulatory hassles than see people go without medical care because it is not available to them. I much rather fight the unreasonable meaningful use mandates than to have no records at all. Big Data and all, the US system beats all."

Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME!

Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME! | Guest Blog

For physicians practicing in most states (what gives, Indiana?), obtaining continuing medical education credits is a necessity, like it or not. For license registration, 54 boards require anywhere from 12 hours (Alabama) to 50 hours (a few states) of CME per year.…

What Happens if You Break Non-Competes?

What Happens if You Break Non-Competes? | Medical Blog

"In many jurisdictions, courts will not enforce non-compete agreements that are unreasonable or where the threat of damage to business interests is not adequately defined. "

Gauging Physician Misery

Gauging Physician Misery | Medical Blog

The rate of burnout continues among doctors, according to a survey conducted by Geneia, the healthcare technology and clinical solutions firm. The most alarming stat is their Nationwide Physician Misery Index is 3.7 out of 5.

The culprits of burnout appear to remain the same: bureaucracy, too many hours and appointments, unsatisfactory income, effects of the ACA, and the quality care and time with patients.…

Preventing Duplicate Laboratory Testing

Preventing Duplicate Laboratory Testing | Feature

A study has found that computerized physician order entry systems can help clinicians avoid duplicate laboratory ordering for patients. Using these systems may help save healthcare dollars and increase patient satisfaction and well-being.

Why Silicon Valley Should Embrace Doctors

Why Silicon Valley Should Embrace Doctors | Feature

"While many software and data healthcare businesses succeed, their success depreciates because they have not captured their end users of their products."

When Surgery Requires a Physician Assistant

When Surgery Requires a Physician Assistant | Opinion Article

In collaboration with 15 specialty surgical organizations, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has published and released its seventh edition of Physicians as Assistants at Surgery. The report is meant to provide guidance to CMS and third-party payors on how often an operation might require the use of a physician as an assistant.…

Are Your Patients Self-Diagnosing?

Are Your Patients Self-Diagnosing? | Opinion Article

ACS 2014: Checklists for Surgical Patient Handoffs | Opinion Article

The Particulars: Previous research has found that implementing a shift change protocol called PACT—which stands for Priority, Admissions, Changes, and Task Review—enables surgical residents to complete more tasks and learn more about patients on morning rounds. Use of a checklist may enhance the PACT protocol.…


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