Modern Medicine Feature Articles

Treating ROP: Laser associated with high success rate for retinopathy of prematurityLaser photocoagulation is a time-tested, well-defined, and effective treatment for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) with requirements for follow-up that are much more manageable compared with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy, argued David K. Wallace, MD, MPH.
Sizing up daily disposable contact lensesMost ODs could list all the missing items in their contact lens supply line. They could construct a wish list of products they would like to see available in the future. On days when we find ourselves ransacking the contact lens trial room, ODs may think technology is moving too slowly. Perhaps it’s time for some needed perspective.
Visiting professorships offer unique benefit to residentsUrology resident Nirmish Singla, MD, discusses the insight he’s gained from the experiences and perspectives of visiting professors and residents.
Are NPs code-blue ready?Traditionally, first positions for graduating registered nurses (RNs) are hospital based, where many have expertise and experience in emergency management. However, when RNs attend graduate school to become primary care nurse practitioners, planning for managing emergencies in an outpatient medical office may or may not have been a part of graduate education.
Researchers image single cell deaths in glaucoma patientsA new imaging technique can show the deaths of individual cells in people with glaucoma by labelling the cells with fluorescent dye, according to researchers. The approach might eventually be used to diagnosis the disease in its early stages or measure its progression.
Can the looming physician shortage be stopped?While the nation debates the policy and payment issues in healthcare, a quiet crisis may be brewing behind the scenes.
Physicians dream up a better EHRHere’s what features and functions vendors should add to improve their software for physicians.
Top questions to ask when selecting a new EHRVendors don’t offer identical features and services, leaving physicians to determine which one offers the right fit.
Analyst: Big changes ahead for revenue cycle management systemsNew RCM systems will improve small practices’ ability to manage claim denials, improve reimbursements and boost their business operations.
Five steps to improve a practice’s revenue cycle management systemPractices must focus on building an efficient RCM system that helps them collect payments while allowing them to focus on patient care.