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#PWChat – Why Doctors Are Losing the Public’s Trust

Join us Thursday, November 30 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, based on her blog post on why doctors are losing

Bringing 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hands to Third-World Countries

3D printing is commonly used in first-world countries. However, 3D printing can be of added value in third-world countries as well. Prosthesis for children are normally handmade

A surgical resident’s legal battle with her program | Feature

  A surgical resident is suing St. Louis University, its surgical residency program director, and its trauma service chief for what she claims is an unjustified decision

Managing Risk Associated with the Opioid Epidemic | Feature

Millions of Americans suffer from opioid use disorders involving prescription pain medications.  According to the latest Centers for Disease Control data, more than six in ten overdose

Calling on the Surgeon General: What Americans Need Most | Medical Blog

By Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP

New Real-Time Health Monitoring Platform Allows Physicians to Manage Patients with Chronic Disease Between Office Visits  | News Brief

Physician-friendly OMS Chronic Care Coordinator (OMS C3®) software launches to reduce hospital readmissions by monitoring the health of patients who are at home.

CME/CE – MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice’s Reputation | News Brief

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is bringing a lot of change to healthcare, including reimbursement based on quality, value, and results of care. While physicians determine which MACRA measures to complete in this 2017 transition year and how they will affect payment, the same careful attention should be paid to how quality measures will affect physician reputation.

Containing Medical Costs Without Jeopardizing Patient Care | Feature

Everyone agrees that healthcare costs are running rampant. In fact, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported that healthcare spending reached $3.4 trillion in 2016. Some

Bladder catheter + oxygen supply tubing = death | Medical Blog

  According to the coroner of South Australia, a 72-year-old former member of the Australian national men’s soccer team died a “horrific” and “macabre” death after his

#PWChat Recap – Hospitals, Not Hotels: A Look at Global Budgets | Feature

The Physician’s Weekly #PWChat series continued with another insightful discussion on Thursday, Aug. 26, focusing on on why hotels and hospitals shouldn’t necessarily be compared to one another and how

#PWChat – Hospitals, Not Hotels: A Look at Global Budgets | Feature

Joshua Sharfstein, MD, will co-host a tweetchat with PW on August 24, at 9:00pm ET on the issues with comparing hospitals to hotels.

Burnout: Gain Financial Independence & Retire Early | Feature

  by Alex Kilian Over seven years have passed since the Affordable Care Act was officially signed into law. At the time, the healthcare landscape had not

#PWChat Recap: The Future of Medicaid Funding | Feature

The Physician’s Weekly #PWChat series continued with another informative discussion focusing on healthcare and, more specifically, medicaid funding. It was co-hosted by Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP.

#PWChat Recap: Defensive Medicine & Related Costs | Feature

The Physician’s Weekly #PWChat series continued last night with an energetic discussion focusing on defensive medicine and related costs. It was co-hosted by Jeff Segal, MD, JD,

The Paradigm Shifts Needed in Healthcare | Medical Blog

There’s a lot wrong with healthcare today. Especially the medications they have now a days and all the side effects. Just like the prescription xarelto, check out

Taking Medications as Prescribed Important to Control Health Care Costs | News Brief

At a time when health care costs are scrutinized more closely than ever, a new study demonstrates the importance of taking medications as prescribed to control costs.

American Medical Association Opposes Obamacare Repeal, Says it Violates ‘Do No Harm’ Rule | News Brief

The American Medical Association (AMA), in a letter to Senate leaders, outlined its opposition to the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Throughout the health system reform debate, the

#PWChat Recap: The Drivers of Increasing Healthcare Costs | Feature

Physician’s Weekly and Dr. Linda Girgis hosted their continuing #PWChat series on Wednesday, June 21. The topic discussed was the increasing costs in healthcare, and what the

Physicians Practice: 7 Ways to Maximizing Revenue Cycle Management | Feature

The author of this article is Alex Tate, who is a health information technology expert dedicated to providing answers to problems faced by healthcare providers.   With

Nonadherence to medications: Who’s to blame? | Medical Blog

No foundations or patient advocate groups are promoting awareness of nonadherence. There are no colored ribbons, no fundraising walks, runs, jogs, trots, or swims. The New York

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