Five Steps to Improving Patient Access
Judy Capko, May 21, 2013
Patient access is getting increased attention through reform initiatives. Here are five steps you can take to make sure patients get appropriate access to care in your office.
Growing HIPAA Threat – Ignore Windows XP at Your Own Peril
Marion K. Jenkins, May 21, 2013
Chances are good that you have some major ticking software time bombs lurking in your medical practice's computer environment, namely Windows XP and Server 2003.
Finding Physician Work-Life Balance in the Small Moments
Jennifer Frank, MD, May 21, 2013
At my practice and at home, things are always busy. There's laundry or homework, or a patient with needs.
Three Areas to Reduce Costs at Your Medical Practice
Greg Mertz, May 19, 2013
By taking a hard look at reducing costs for staffing, overhead, and technology at your medical practice, you may see increased physician compensation.
Dos and Don’ts for Starting a Physician Blog
Michael Woo-Ming, MD, May 18, 2013
Starting a physician blog can provide your medical practice with marketing benefits, but it's important to do it right.
Simple Pain Assessment From Three Basic Questions
May 22, 2013
Three easy-to-obtain pieces of information followed by a systematic recording of a general practitioners' prognostic judgment provide a simple, generic assessment of older patients presenting with musculoskeletal problems.
Niacin Revived as Option for Treating Hyperlipidemia
May 21, 2013
Despite negative results in a recent major trial, cardiologists are finding reasons to reconsider niacin's potential for cardiovascular prevention in reducing LDLs and triglcyerides and increasing HDLs.
Less May Be Best In Surgery for Diverticular Disease
May 20, 2013
Single-incision laparoscopic colectomy appears to have advantages over the standard laparasopic technique for patients with diverticular disease, and in the right hands even complicated cases can benefit from minimally invasive surgery.
Helping NSCLC Patients to Fight Fatigue with Fitness
May 17, 2013
A new program to fight post-thoractoromy fatigue, and insights into how late-stage lung cancer patients perceive the advice to remain active.
Prolonged Fatigue Reflects Mood Disorders in Adolescents
May 16, 2013
Clinicians should pay more attention to the debilitating symptoms of adolescent fatigue, say commentators responding to a survey that shows prolonged fatigue may indicate severe depression or anxiety.