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Health Law & Policy

Trump administration promotes patient ownership of health data
Trump administration promotes patient ownership of health dataCMS announces a commitment to give patients control of their records.
The problem with lack of emphasis on primary care in healthcare
The problem with lack of emphasis on primary care in healthcarePrimary care physicians expressed little surprise at the findings of a recent Commonwealth Fund report that determined the United States spends more than any other high-income country on healthcare, yet it has the widest gaps in the quality of the care received.
The problem with diploma mills in medicine
The problem with diploma mills in medicinePerils of Replacing Physicians with Non-Physician Providers, Part 2
This is why gun violence is a public health problem
This is why gun violence is a public health problemACP's president, Jack Ende, outlines his organization's stance not against guns, but rather firearm violence.
Top 6 resolutions for physicians in 2018
Top 6 resolutions for physicians in 2018From personal goals to practice improvements, primary care physicians weigh in with their goals for the new year.
9 ways to combat physician suicide
9 ways to combat physician suicidePamela Wible, MD, has dedicated herself to raising awareness about this issue and changing the conditions that lead so many physicians to take their own lives. Here's what Wible says physicians can do about the suicide issue to help themselves and others.
This is why shared decision-making is crucial for patient outcomesMedical Economics recently spoke with Peter Goldbach, MD, chief medical officer with Health Dialog, a provider of population health management services, on the importance of shared decision-making in medical care and improving patient outcomes.
Physicians must care for themselves to truly help others
Physicians must care for themselves to truly help othersFive steps for physicians to start putting their health first.
CMS changes impacting primary care for the better
CMS changes impacting primary care for the betterA look at how Medicare is reforming primary care payment.
Taming the Wild West of mobile healthcareWithin the past decade, over 165,000 mobile health apps have launched, with thousands more on the way.