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Milly Dawson
5 ways to let LGBTQ patients know that respect awaits them at your office
Here are five ways physicians can make clear that LBGTQIA patients will be treated with the same respect and high-quality care any other patients receive.
3 dangerous data entry habits to avoid
It's ironic: Experts in health IT concur that a major reason for healthcare systems shifted from paper to digital records was to reduce medical errors, but at the same time research has shown that EHRs actually introduce new kinds of errors.
7 health IT trends to watch in 2018
7 health IT trends to watch in 2018
Forecasts of future trends go along with a new year as reliably as champagne and the ball drop. Medical Economics spoke with three leading health information technology (HIT) experts to see what HIT trends they expect will matter the most in 2018. Here are the trends they foresee.
5 ways to increase the value of a medical practice
Take steps throughout the life of the practice to ensure that it will ultimately appeal to buyers and command a good price.
Are you ready for MACRA?  Scorecards can help
Are you ready for MACRA? Scorecards can help
With Congress attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and with the president issuing executive actions to roll back portions of the ACA, some in the medical community have been wondering whether the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) also faces an uncertain future.
Is your practice’s location financially hurting you?
Is your practice’s location financially hurting you?
Primary care practices located in community settings do a better job of providing high-value, cost-effective services than primary care practices within hospital settings, according to a recent article in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Coping with patients who come bearing coupons
Coping with patients who come bearing coupons
Insurance companies are increasingly emphasizing value-based plans to align consumer spending with the value generated by a service or drug. However, pharmaceutical makers are seriously undermining these efforts by issuing “copayment coupons.”
Is it time to open a walk-in clinic?
Retail health clinics are popping up everywhere. Nowadays, they reside in pharmacies, chain drug stores such as Walgreens and CVS, in supermarkets and big-box stores, such as Walmart and Target.
How to combat TV drug ads the right way
How to combat TV drug ads the right way
Physicians often find that advertisements for prescription drugs generate inappropriate demand among patients and lead to time-consuming conversations that might otherwise not be needed.
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.