Physician Compensation Embraces Satisfaction, Quality Metrics
Marisa Torrieri, October 22, 2013
The latest physician compensation survey from ECG Management Consultants highlights increasing emphasis on value, quality of care.
How Physicians Can Manage Unexpected Free Time
Jennifer Frank, MD, October 22, 2013
Whether you have an unexpected patient no-show, or two hours before bed, figuring out how to spend spurts of free time can be a work-life balance stressor.
Basic Technology Marketing Moves Physicians Must Implement
Ike Devji, JD, October 22, 2013
Many medical practices continue to overlook technology marketing basics, a fatal mistake in an era of increased competition and decreasing reimbursement.
The Impact of Income Inequality on Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs
Leann DiDomenico McAllister, October 21, 2013
A recent interaction with a patient over who should and shouldn't pay copays due to income got me thinking about how income equality affects healthcare costs.
EHR Progress Has Been Stymied By Not Seeing the Whole Board
Daniel Essin, MA, MD, October 21, 2013
EHR, like international relations and war, presents many facets, each of which provides a "box" of sorts that can confine thought in unique ways.
The Factors That Identify Schizophrenia Relapse
December 4, 2013
Other factors than hospitalization can increase the risk of relapse in schizophrenia, including a caregiver's expectations.
Simple Score Identifies Best Atrial Fibrillation Treatments
December 3, 2013
New research offers tips for doctors on better management of atrial fibrillation, and for patients on better self-management.
EGFR Mutations: A Dominant Driver in Lung Carcinoma
December 3, 2013
Experts offer guidance on use of epidermal growth factor receptor as a treatment target and a biomarker in lung cancer.
mTOR Therapy: Making Its Mark in Breast Cancer
November 29, 2013
Impairment of mTOR signaling is associated with breast cancer progression. How effective is it as a drug target for this malignancy?
Brief Screening Tools Little Help in Assessing Cognitive Impairment
November 27, 2013
Brief instruments to screen for cognitive impairment can detect dementia adequately. But there is no empirical evidence that screening improves a clinician’s decision making.