A survey shows more than 60% would accept virtual visits even after the pandemic subsides.
Bias extends beyond skin color to the assumptions physicians might make about patients.
To accommodate patients remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, practices may have expanded personnel access to protected health information and relied on devices that might be vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Women physicians in academic medical centers are less likely than men to be promoted to upper faculty ranks.
Concentrating more on cataract surgery increases the chances of patients receiving fragmented care, according to study.
Mental health disorders are common in health care workers during and immediately following a pandemic.
For all specialties, modest increases in patient visits per day would recover the costs of implementing medical scribes.
Low- and middle-income families experienced a larger reduction in out-of-pocket costs after initiation of the ACA than higher-income families.
The amount of time spent with a provider is similar for postoperative follow-up visits performed with either an in-person visit or virtual visit.
Operating room experience is inconsistent between male and female trainees, and who is selected to perform surgery is prone to sex bias, according to the authors of a new study.
Most patients with ophthalmic emergencies are lost to follow up. Research pinpointed economics, age and wait times as potential explanations.
NRC Health, a software and patient satisfaction survey provider holding data from more than 25 million patients, was locked out of its computer system in February because of a ransomware attack.
By connecting on a personal level, medical practices may have better results in getting patients to settle their accounts.
Regardless of the challenges a smaller group might have, a risk assessment is a baseline for any HIPAA program. The cost of this assessment is considerably less than a HIPAA fine.
Putting information in the cloud can be a good move for a physician’s practice — but only if done well.
From an ethical perspective, disclosing adverse events to patients is predicated on the idea that physicians have obligations to tell the truth, but physicians may worry that apologizing will incur greater responsibility for liability.
Hackers have penetrated healthcare providers’ computer systems to encrypt information and demand money for its release.
Successful smoking cessation involves a 2-pronged approach, since there are 2 components to smoking – physiological and behavioral, according to Nervana Elkhadragy, PharmD, MS, TTS, of Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, Indianapolis.
Meeting public demand for an urgently needed effective medication quickly and safely during a pandemic involves difficult tradeoffs.
Physicians should frame treatment options by their “harms and benefits,” not by their “risks and benefits.”