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State Medical Boards’ Questionable Behavior

State Medical Boards’ Questionable Behavior | Guest Blog

A family physician was sanctioned by the Idaho Board of Medicine for prescribing an antibiotic over the telephone in 2012. The incident occurred while Dr. Ann DeJong was working for a telemedicine company. At that time, Idaho law required that patients be seen in person before a prescription could be ordered.…

The Art of Giving Bad News

The Art of Giving Bad News | Guest Blog

In my medical training, I never received any training on how to tell the patient bad news. The art of it has evolved over years of practice. This is perhaps one of the hardest jobs a doctor does.

EMR Alerts: Crying Wolf

EMR Alerts: Crying Wolf | Medical Blog

"Each of these alerts may seem like a good idea, but they are given equal weight in the EMR, so that the fatal interaction alert looks the same as the warning that ibuprofen should be given with food."

Keeping Claims from Becoming Denials in ICD-10

Keeping Claims from Becoming Denials in ICD-10 | Feature

One of the most important medical billing practices to adopt is to catch potential denials before those claims ever get submitted.

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. "

Patient Dies 90 Min After Live Broadcast Surgery

Patient Dies 90 Min After Live Broadcast Surgery | Guest Blog

"Was the delay in deciding to open influenced by the presence of an audience of 100 surgeons expecting to see a laparoscopic liver resection?"

Too Old to Operate?

Too Old to Operate? | Medical Blog

" In most cases, age is not the sole limiting factor. One must take into account the disease process, the prognosis with and without surgery, and the patient’s own understanding of risks and benefits."

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."

After Poor Outcomes, Neurosurgeon Arrested for Assault

After Poor Outcomes, Neurosurgeon Arrested for Assault | Medical Blog

"He stuck a sponge in the hole in my esophagus and sewed me up."

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.…

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