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Should Your Practice Consider Telehealth?

Sep 22, 2016

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 to ga...

Surveying OTC Drug Use Perceptions

Sep 22, 2016

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, about 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, an incidence rate that is higher than the combined number of people living with diabetes, hear...

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

Sep 09, 2016

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 45% in 2016. Most patients (...

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

Sep 06, 2016

Pop Quiz: What were you doing during the financial presentation at your last board meeting? A. Texting your spouse B. Checking email C. Stepping out to make a call D. All of the above T...

Strategies for Physician Succession & Retirement

Sep 06, 2016

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. However, planning for these c...

Managing Difficult Patients

Aug 26, 2016

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 these difficult encount...

Eliminating Screening Barriers for HCV

Aug 23, 2016

Approximately 3.9 million Americans are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), making it the most common chronic bloodborne infection in the United States, according to the CDC. If lef...

Analyzing “Breakthrough Therapy” Perceptions

Aug 19, 2016

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 to ensure that the drug’s poten...

The Generational Differences in Healthcare Technology

Jul 12, 2016

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 executives must f...

Ulcerative Colitis Treatments: Comparing Mortality

Jul 07, 2016

According to data from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects up to 700,000 Americans. Current medications that are us...

Heroes in Medicine: Daniel R. Lattanzi, MD

Jul 07, 2016

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. La...

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

Jun 09, 2016

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 for June 2016. Dr. O...

Conference Highlights: DDW 2016

May 27, 2016

Treating Diabetes With Self-Assembling Magnets For a study, researchers evaluated the endoscopic creation of a dual-path enteral diversion using the incisionless anastomosis system—a procedure that...

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

May 27, 2016

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 confident they are making the be...

Heroes in Medicine: Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD

May 05, 2016

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 in Medicine” award from Phys...

Interventions for Gallbladder Disease

Mar 11, 2016

Current estimates show that more than 25 million Americans have gallstones. Each year, about 1 million new cases of gallbladder disease are diagnosed in the United States. Approximately 1.8 million a ...

Conference Highlights: ACS 2015

Nov 02, 2015

New research was presented at ACS 2015, the American College of Surgeons’ annual clinical congress, from October 4 to 8 in Chicago. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the...

BMI Predicts Colorectal Procedure Length

Jul 13, 2015

A retrospective analysis of more than 45,000 patients indicates that BMI appears to predict operative times across elective colorectal procedures. Patients with morbid obesity, based on BMI, had longe...

Medscape's 2015 Physician Compensation Report

Jul 07, 2015

Nearly 20,000 physicians across 25 specialties responded to Medscape’s 2015 Compensation Survey. Check out our infographic! The top three earners this year are Orthopedics (421k), Cardiology (376...

Surgeons Who Can't Perform Open Surgery

May 26, 2015

Now I'm really worried about surgical education. Here's why: A friend told me that a new attending on his staff was having some problems. Although the young surgeon was a graduate of 5 years of gen...