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Where will precision medicine go in 2017?
Where will precision medicine go in 2017?While the future of the Precision Medicine Initiative is uncertain as we enter into a new presidential term, how can we as clinicians implement tenets of precision medicine right now when treating our patients?
Is DPC a viable way to MACRA-proof your practice?
Is DPC a viable way to MACRA-proof your practice?A brief look at one alternative practice model to traditional, insurance-based primary care.
7 scariest acronyms of healthcare explained
7 scariest acronyms of healthcare explainedThe healthcare industry loves its acronyms, making it a little like a confusing, high-stakes version of alphabet soup. New acronyms are constantly introduced into the healthcare landscape, each signifying change and a new challenge.
Need for population health data drives practice to consider EHR switch
Need for population health data drives practice to consider EHR switchIn this guest blog, one practice outlines their journey for switching EHRs.
Tips for practices to best deal with new overtime pay rules
Tips for practices to best deal with new overtime pay rulesDepartment of Labor changes this year are causing many healthcare businesses to reevaluate overtime requirements.
Hospice consultation should be a quality metric
Hospice consultation should be a quality metricToo many physicians lack the skills to discuss end-of-life wishes with patients. It is awkward for the doctors to even bring up the topic in certain circumstances. Doctors are trained to save peoples’ lives, not to give up on them. But physicians need to change their mindset.
Designing healthcare in the age of millennials, Baby Boomers
Designing healthcare in the age of millennials, Baby BoomersIt’s not easy being a doctor in such a transitional period of American healthcare. Practices are pressured with consumer-driven demands from a wider patient-demographic than ever before.
House calls could be secret weapon to save MedicareHouse calls may be making a comeback as a way to cut costs and provide better quality care for the elderly and chronically ill.
Top factors internal medicine residents look for in a job
Top factors internal medicine residents look for in a jobThe growing shortage of primary care physicians, which is projected to reach 35,600 by 2025 according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, is creating extraordinary competition among healthcare organizations seeking to hire internal medicine doctors.
Here's why a Trump presidency is good for physicians and patients
Here's why a Trump presidency is good for physicians and patientsThe election of Donald Trump may mean an era of empowering physicians and is reason for optimism.