A matter-of-fact approach works best to discuss the often-uncomfortable topic for patients and physicians.
Here are five ways physicians can make clear that LBGTQIA patients will be treated with the same respect and high-quality care any other patients receive.
It's ironic: Experts in health IT concur that a major reason for healthcare systems shifted from paper to digital records was to reduce medical errors, but at the same time research has shown that EHRs actually introduce new kinds of errors.
Forecasts of future trends go along with a new year as reliably as champagne and the ball drop. Medical Economics spoke with three leading health information technology (HIT) experts to see what HIT trends they expect will matter the most in 2018. Here are the trends they foresee.
Take steps throughout the life of the practice to ensure that it will ultimately appeal to buyers and command a good price.
With Congress attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and with the president issuing executive actions to roll back portions of the ACA, some in the medical community have been wondering whether the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) also faces an uncertain future.
Primary care practices located in community settings do a better job of providing high-value, cost-effective services than primary care practices within hospital settings, according to a recent article in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Retail health clinics are popping up everywhere. Nowadays, they reside in pharmacies, chain drug stores such as Walgreens and CVS, in supermarkets and big-box stores, such as Walmart and Target.
The connection between high levels of patient satisfaction and the highest levels of quality care has not been proven. Patients may explicitly request tests, referrals and medication that they do not need and that will not help them or be cost effective, and be disappointed if they don’t get them.
In a world in which consumers book travel, shop and attend school all day, any day of the year, consumer demand for easier access to medical care can come as no surprise.