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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

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.

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

A doctor’s case for medical marijuana | Medical Blog

Physician David Casarett was tired of hearing hype and half-truths around medical marijuana, so he put on his skeptic’s hat and investigated on his own. He comes

10 Signs of Human Trafficking in Medical Care | Feature

A critical summary of screening and intervention techniques all health professionals should be aware of. Human trafficking is often thought of as an issue faced by other

Online Physician Ratings Prove Stressful for Doctors | News Brief

Study investigates use of and perceptions of physician ratings from patients through websites. Online ratings and discussions about the quality of care American doctors provide can add

Improving Lifestyles, One Patient at a Time | Feature

I’m sure a lot of people received health-related presents this past holiday season. But will they make us healthier? How many Fitbits are gathering dust, uncharged? How

Avoiding Liability with Patient Portals | Feature

The good thing about EMR patient portals is that they decrease your liability risks. On the other hand, the bad thing about EMR patient portals is that

When the Patient Visit Gets Dangerous | Medical Blog

"Patients walk into our exam rooms off the streets. They do not go through metal detectors or get asked to search their bags."

The Elements of Doctor-Patient Privilege | Feature

There are some societal goals that are considered so important that the law gives them extra protection.  The ability of a penitent person to confess to a

Do political beliefs predict PCP decisions? | Feature

It is necessary to understand how doctors’ own political worldviews may impact their actions in the medical examination room. Physicians regularly interact with patients on politically sensitive

The Mission inside Each of Us | Medical Blog

A few weeks ago, I spent a week working with the Floating Doctors in their medical mission in Bocas Del Toro, Panama. We traveled by boat to

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.

Considerable Number of Doctors Attend Patient Funerals | Medical Blog

But major differences between specialties in terms of attendance, barriers and benefits tied to attendance

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

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

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

CME: Improving ED Care for LGBT Patients | Feature

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients face barriers to accessing adequate medical care, even for emergency situations. A better understanding of the disparities and healthcare risks that LGBT patients face may help emergency providers communicate more effectively with these individuals.

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