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Larry Beresford
Larry Beresford is a contributing author for Medical Economics.
Why end-of-life care planning is a necessary service
Physicians must confront these difficult conversations
Is end-of-life planning truly necessary?
Is end-of-life planning truly necessary?
Do you know what treatments your patients would want if they became seriously or even terminally ill?
Why have EHRs failed to deliver their promised efficiency benefits?
Why have EHRs failed to deliver their promised efficiency benefits?
Why has health technology been so slow to deliver on its promised benefits to hospitals and physicians?
Doctors spending over $32,000 on health information technology
Doctors spending over $32,000 on health information technology
Medical groups need to spend a lot of money to outfit, maintain and manage health information technology in their practices—more than $32,500 per year in for every single full-time doctor in the practice, according to a recent study.
DOJ files suit to block two mega-mergers of health plan giants
DOJ files suit to block two mega-mergers of health plan giants
What will it mean to doctors that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit July 21 in District Court to block two mergers involving health plan giants?
Top facts primary care physicians need to know about hospice care
Top facts primary care physicians need to know about hospice care
As Medicare spending on hospice care has grown steadily in recent years—reaching $15.1 billion annually—the government has stepped up its regulatory scrutiny of hospice enrollment practices to make sure that only appropriate patients are being admitted.
How to avoid the corrosive effects of physician burnout
How to avoid the corrosive effects of physician burnout
Burnout, which is often described in terms of the experience of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and lost sense of personal accomplishment, is a big and growing problem for physicians and for their patients—with lower quality of patient care where professional burnout rates are higher.