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Medical Economics Blog

Is healthcare a collective right or individual privilege?
Is healthcare a collective right or individual privilege?We, the people, must have an open debate and come to resolution on healthcare: Is it a right or a privilege?
America’s self-inflicted opioid crisis
America’s self-inflicted opioid crisisIn the last few years, drug overdoses led by opioids have become the leading cause of accidental deaths, eclipsing that of automobile crashes and violence.
Liability is limited in vaccine-related injuriesVaccine-related injuries in adults are rising, but healthcare providers administering those vaccines rarely have to worry about liability claims.
Flu “patch” as effective as shots, preferred by patientsResearchers have developed a microneedle patch that could replace injections for influenza vaccination and a host of other diseases.
Considerations for participating in an HIEEHRs enable exchange of patient records through health information exchanges, but making the record-sharing work isn’t seamless.
Finding the right point person for your EHRAssigning a “superuser” can help optimize EHR use and minimize disruptions by bringing necessary support skills to your practice.
Report highlights critical actions needed to monitor HCV epidemicA new report highlights key missing elements needed to achieve complete elimination of hepatitis C virus.
Direct-acting antivirals reduce liver cancer riskA sustained response to direct-acting antivirals lowers the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, a new study finds.
Can physicians maintain independence while working as part of a large system?
Can physicians maintain independence while working as part of a large system?Over the past 5 years, there has been a major shift in physician practice models, with fewer doctors working in the small, physician-run practices that were considered standard in years past.
Upgrade medicals devices to shut the backdoor on ransomware attacks
Upgrade medicals devices to shut the backdoor on ransomware attacksThe same MRI machines that reveal the inner workings of the human body can also expose healthcare professionals to lethal attacks by hackers who use medical devices to infect computer systems with ransomware.