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How to use scribes to get off the computer and in front of patientsElectronic health records (EHR) have the ability to transform the current healthcare system into a place of efficiently executed, high-quality, and patient-centered medicine, but only if physicians know how to use these systems to their maximum potential.
Why physicians must step up, address social determinants of healthA growing movement argues physicians must address the economic and social forces behind patient health
Should physicians share their notes with patients?
Should physicians share their notes with patients?How allowing patients to read notes can strengthen the bond for a physician.
Reflections on medicine from a duly registered and certified curmudgeonSo much garbage. So little time.
Poll: Few consumers trust health orgs, pharmaA new report has troubling findings for payers, providers, and technology companies. Here are the key takeaways, and reactions from experts.
Virtual visits boost primary care outcomes
Virtual visits boost primary care outcomesNurse practitioners and physician’s assistants have benefited primary care practices with their expertise for years, but they’re now reaching patients virtually, helping primary care practices in the process.
Can patient satisfaction and quality care coexist?
Can patient satisfaction and quality care coexist?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.
How I learned to love my EHR and spend more time with patientsOne of my favorite consultants is an orthopedist. His reports consist of five lines or less.
Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2017
Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2017For the fourth consecutive year, Medical Economics reveals its list of obstacles physicians will face in the coming year and, more importantly, how to overcome them.
Scrambling to make a meaningful connectionIt’s more difficult than ever to connect with patients. One physician explains why its worth the effort.