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Welcome to Medical Economics' blog section which features contributions from members of the medical community. The views expressed in these blogs are those of their respective contributors and do not represent the views of Medical Economics or UBM Medica.

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Underserved HCV patients benefiting from telemedicineAn innovative telemedicine model could substantially reduce the burden of chronic hepatitis C infection.
Political correctness’ collateral damage in healthcareIn all aspects of healthcare, we must be able to listen to, and keep confidential, anything that a patient shares, in whatever form it comes. By the same token, we must be able to communicate frankly and openly with patients conveying the necessary message.
How physicians can overcome socioeconomic obstacles to improve adherenceBuilding blocks to better health.
Making population health work for small practicesTechnology and workflow fixes are keys to success
Q&A: Refocusing physician-patient communicationIn the book, “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear,” Danielle Ofri, an associate professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, examines the state of physician-patient communication and what can be done to reduce the distractions and get back to focusing on improving the patient’s health.
Here's how to code for prolonged servicesThe correct way to code when evaluation and management is time-based.
3 key money matters for new medical practicesMany physicians don’t know where to begin when starting their own practice. Finding and getting referred to the right professional team often is the best first step.
Could your website be putting your medical license at risk?Failure to properly secure electronic Protected Health Information (PHI) can have drastic consequences.
Holistic care, behavior contracts improve HIV patient outcomesTwo new reports investigate the impact of behaviors and comorbidities and how they affect health outcomes in HIV patients.
Study investigates causes of and remedies for HIV care disruptionsMany patients with HIV experience interruptions in care at some point in their disease.