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Conditions Tied to Clinician Dissatisfaction Are Modifiable

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 06:00
Improving workplace satisfaction directly tied to reduced clinician burnout

More Penalties With Hospital-Wide Readmission Measure

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 00:00
Increase in number of hospitals eligible for penalties, in penalty disparity for safety-net, other hospitals

Key Stakeholders Discuss How to Make EHRs More Usable

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 00:00
Stakeholders, physicians discuss EHR usability and optimization, rules for releasing test results

Sharing Passwords Is Widespread Among Medical Staff

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 07:00
Almost three-fourths of survey respondents report having used a colleague's password to access EMRs

Men Now Comprise ~10 Percent of RN Workforce

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:00
About half of increase due to educational attainment, rising demand, liberalizing gender attitudes

Screening Tools Identify Potentially Inappropriate Meds

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00
However, substantial proportion of PIMS identified in internal medicine ward are not clinically relevant

Female Physicians May Be Especially at Risk of Burnout

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00
They tend to deal with psychosocial care more than male colleagues but can take steps to reduce stress

Online Ratings Not Aligned With Objective Quality Measures

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:00
In addition, consumer ratings are consistent across platforms for specialist physicians

Most Female Physicians Have Faced Sexist Patient Comments

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:00
Sexual harassment by patients can negatively affect physician-patient relationship, quality of care

Disparity Seen in Nephrology Follow-Up Care

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 07:00
Nephrologists recommend follow-up after AKI hospitalization much more often than it occurs

Serious Suffering Affects Almost Half of Those Who Die Yearly

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 07:00
Vast majority who experience serious health-related suffering have no palliative care, pain relief

Pre-Retirement Morbidity Higher in Later Birth Cohorts

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 07:00
Worse measures of health for Americans who must work longer to reach Social Security retirement age

Quality Issues for Both Paper-, Electronic-Based Health Records

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 00:00
Study affirms poor quality of nursing documentation, as well as lack of knowledge and skills

Court Considering Fate of Noneconomic Damages Cap

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 07:00
Case would decide the fate of Wisconsin's $750,000 cap on noneconomic damages

New System Streamlines CME Credit Approval Process

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 00:00
American Academy of Family Physicians, American Board of Family Medicine launch single credit system

High Sustained Response Rate for Glecaprevir, Pibrentasvir in HCV

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 00:00
12-week therapy results in high rate of sustained virologic response for patients with CKD, hepatitis C

Low-Cost Services a Major Player in Unnecessary Health Spending

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 00:00
Costs associated with low-cost, low-value health services nearly twice as high as high-cost services

Physician Salaries Appear to Be Flat or Declining

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:00
Lack of income growth felt by primary care and specialty physicians

Medical License Questions Sway Doctors’ Mental Health Help

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:00
Asking only about current mental health may encourage help-seeking behavior

Guide Offers Doctors Tips for Choosing a Health System

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:00
New guide helps clinicians considering joining physician-led integrated health systems

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