physician-patient relationship

Do physicians dismiss patients’ financial concerns?
Do physicians dismiss patients’ financial concerns?Patients need cost information to make the best treatment decisions. But physicians are coming up short.
Eight patient engagement trends to watchBoosting patient engagement is critical as the industry shifts toward value-based payments. For payers and providers, higher engagement increases the likelihood of positive outcomes at lower costs.
Patient-reported outcomes poised to improve cancer carePatient-reported outcomes are playing a growing role in cancer research and are poised to become an important part of regulatory review in drug development—and even routine clinical cancer care.
The familial covenant between a doctor and his patientMedical Economics is proud to unveil the honorable mention entries in our 2015 Physician Writing Contest. We believe the essays exemplify what connecting with your patients is truly about, and demonstrate the levels of heart, determination, and empathy you strive to bring into every exam room, every day. Thanks for reading.
Legal and ethical considerations for managing your online reputationWith statistics showing that patients are increasingly going online for healthcare information, managing a physician’s online reputation within the confines of the law and policies regulating professional behavior is becoming more important than ever.
How to help IPF patients – from their point of viewPete Mulliner, an IPF patient and ambassador for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, discusses how he believes physicians should treat patients who have been recently diagnosed with IPF.
First Take: Medical records belong to patients. Period.Patients should share the ownership of their medical records with their care providers. In this First Take, Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, discusses how to work with patients about the management of electronic health records.
Patient records: The struggle for ownership
Patient records: The struggle for ownershipPatient medical records are undergoing a seismic shift. But this shift is happening quickly, in many ways too quickly for either physicians or the laws and regulations pertaining to medical records to keep up.
Last word: Medical records: Creation vs. controlThe legal responsibility for stewardship of the medical record still lies with the physicians and creators of the reports, but control of the access to this personal data is a patient’s ethical right.
Telehealth: The balance between access and ethicsThe use of telemedicine has grown dramatically in recent years. For patients, it may mean increasing convenience and access, but questions remain among providers as to how and when telemedicine should be used.