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Should Your Practice Consider Telehealth? | Feature

Investors are pouring money into digital health companies, with $5.8 billion invested in 2015 alone, according to CBInsights. Of the several subcategories of digital health, telehealth continues

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A-Platform-for-Improving-Patient-Safety-FEATURE-IMAGE

Widening the Scope of Practice | Medical Blog

Dr. Pelzman discusses the challenge of involving nurses and other healthcare professionals into the current scope of practice so they can do more of what they love.

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There Is No Such Thing as Too Much TV in This Doctor’s Office: A Different Approach to Patient Engagement | Feature

A recent Accenture report found that patients in the United States are increasingly accessing their electronic health records (EHRs), with rates rising from 27% in 2014 to

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Capture the Critical Driver of Your Practice’s Financial Success: Physician Time | Feature

Pop Quiz: What were you doing during the financial presentation at your last board meeting?

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Strategies for Physician Succession & Retirement | Feature

Due to the busy nature of many medical practices, planning for future events like physician succession or retirement often takes a back seat to other pressing priorities.

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Managing Difficult Patients | Feature

Regardless of the setting that a physician practices, there is a high likelihood that they will encounter difficult patients throughout their career. “We can’t blame all of

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Physician Debt & Compensation: Where Does Your Specialty Fall? | Feature

Who is still paying off student loans? Who has suffered loss due to practice issues? Here are the highlights from Medscape’s Physician Debt and Net Worth Report

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Analyzing “Breakthrough Therapy” Perceptions | Feature

After an investigational medication is subject to clinical trials but before it is permitted to be used widely in patients, the FDA reviews the clinical trial results

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CME: Guidance for Managing ACL Injuries | Feature

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has released Appropriate Use Criteria for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programs and treatment. These criteria also provide clinicians with rehabilitation and function checklists to help ensure that patients safely return to sports after ACL injuries.

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AACC 2016: New Blood Test Could Help Prevent Organ Transplant Rejection | Feature

In a first-of-its-kind prospective multicenter trial, researchers monitored graft-derived cell-free DNA in the blood of 106 adult liver transplant recipients for at least one year post transplant.

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Managing-Cholesterol-in--Specific-Patient-Groups

The Generational Differences in Healthcare Technology | Feature

For decades marketers have tailored their messages and delivery tactics based on the target audience to help increase sales of products and services. Today, physicians and healthcare

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Post-Op Weekend Admissions & Discharges | Feature

Hospital readmission is associated with high morbidity, mortality, and healthcare expenditures and is increasingly being recognized as an important outcome for clinicians, patients, policymakers, and healthcare payers.

Heroes in Medicine: Daniel R. Lattanzi, MD | Feature

Congratulations to Daniel R. Lattanzi, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for being recognized as this month’s “Heroes in Medicine” recipient from Physician’s Weekly. Dr.

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Guidance-Managing-ACL-Injuries_Feature

Guidance for Managing ACL Injuries | Feature

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has released Appropriate Use Criteria for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programs and treatment. These criteria also provide clinicians with rehabilitation and function checklists to help ensure that patients safely return to sports after ACL injuries.

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Heroes in Medicine: Patrick Gerard O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACP | Feature

Congratulations to Patrick Gerard O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACP, of the Yale School of Medicine for being the winner of the “Heroes in Medicine” award from Physician’s Weekly

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Do Doctors Make the Wrong Diagnosis in Their Own Investment Strategies? | Opinion Article

Medicine is one of the highest-paying professions, but whether doctors are able to manage their money wisely is another question. Just 28% of working doctors feel very

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Heroes in Medicine: Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD | Feature

Congratulations to Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital for being the winner of the“Heroes

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Patient Safety: Surveying Orthopedic Surgeons | Feature

A survey of orthopedic surgeons shows that there is much enthusiasm for finding ways to improve patient safety but the climate and environment are not ideal. These findings can serve as a starting point for cultural change to improve the safety climate in orthopedic surgery.

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CME: Surgery, Readmission Destinations, & Mortality | Feature

Striving to maintain continuity of care after surgery in the same hospital and by the same surgical team appears to be critical in helping achieve the best possible outcomes should postoperative complications arise.

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CME: Enhancing Recovery After Back Surgery | Feature

A short series of phone conversations with trained counselors appears to substantially enhance recovery and reduce pain in patients after they have undergone spinal surgery. The phone calls can reinforce the value of adhering to physical therapy and back-strengthening exercise regimens and are a relatively inexpensive and simple intervention.

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