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The Streetlight Effect in Clinical Research

The Streetlight Effect in Clinical Research

Evaluating the streetlight effect behavior within clinical research.

Clinical Research Must Comply With New Regulations in 2018

Clinical Research Must Comply With New Regulations in 2018

There are new rules and regulations to be followed when conducting clinical research in 2018.

Changing the Public's Perception of Adult Vaccinations

Changing the Public's Perception of Adult Vaccinations

Vaccines are known to prevent disease in infants and children, however it is less obvious how important they are in adults.

US Healthcare Inequality: Causes and Solutions

US Healthcare Inequality: Causes and Solutions

Uninsurance, underinsurance, Medicaid, private insurance, and geographical access all contribute to healthcare inequality in the United States.

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Changes, Challenges, and Clinician Perspectives

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Changes, Challenges, and Clinician Perspectives

An overview of cardiac rehabilitation use plus interviews with Monica Mukherjee, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE and with Jonathan Ledyard, MS, RCEP.

Accountable Care Organizations: Evaluating Cost Savings

Accountable Care Organizations: Evaluating Cost Savings

Accountable Care Organizations are taking more responsibility for healthcare management, record keeping, and payments.

Does NSAID Use Impact the Risk of MI?

Does NSAID Use Impact the Risk of MI?

The link between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk for myocardial infarction has been found.

Clinician Opinion: The American Health Care Act

Clinician Opinion: The American Health Care Act

After the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act on May 4th, the true impact and cost of the plan remains unknown.

Congressional Budget and American Health Care Act Threaten Health Initiatives

Congressional Budget and American Health Care Act Threaten Health Initiatives

The repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act has stirred concern with a number of national health initiatives.

Sexism Continues to Persist in Modern Medicine: Q&A

Sexism Continues to Persist in Modern Medicine: Q&A

An interview with Elise Barney, DO on sexism in the medical workplace.

How Can Physicians Overcome the Challenges of Medical Liability Reform?

How Can Physicians Overcome the Challenges of Medical Liability Reform?

Two new bills for the reform of existing medical liability laws have been brought to the United States Congress.

Q&A: Health Law Expert on Medical Malpractice and Malpractice Reform

Q&A: Health Law Expert on Medical Malpractice and Malpractice Reform

Medical malpractice expert Michelle Mello, JD, PhD, talks malpractice reform in a changing political landscape.

Major Health Organizations Concerned Over Lack of Negative Clinical Trial Data

Major Health Organizations Concerned Over Lack of Negative Clinical Trial Data

Health organizations like WHO, FDA, and NIH have raised ethical challenges about the way clinical trial data is reported.

ACA: How To Improve Health Care for Medicaid Consumers

ACA: How To Improve Health Care for Medicaid Consumers

Widespread challenges make it difficult to provide optimal health care for all people using Mediciad.

HIPAA Fines and Corrective Action Plans: Protecting Patient Privacy

HIPAA Fines and Corrective Action Plans: Protecting Patient Privacy

In cases of serious HIPAA breaches, corrective action plans often accompany hefty fines levied by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent From Participants in Medical Research

Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent From Participants in Medical Research

Despite being a relatively new concept in the US, informed consent of study participants in medical research is ethically essential.

Noncardiac Surgery Risk Stratification: Best Practices

Noncardiac Surgery Risk Stratification: Best Practices

Coronary angiography and revascularization use prior to noncardiac surgery continues to be debated.

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

The FDA has released draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.

Providers Fined for Lack of Business Associate Agreements

Providers Fined for Lack of Business Associate Agreements

In 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services made settlements with providers that violated a HIPAA policy to create business associate agreements.

Medical Training Changes Necessary to Improve Students' Well-Being

Medical Training Changes Necessary to Improve Students' Well-Being

Current medical education practices may be contributing to poor mental health of future physicians.

Affordable Care Act Changes in the Wake of Trump Presidency

Affordable Care Act Changes in the Wake of Trump Presidency

President-elect Trump has stated support for insurance sales across state lines, turning Medicaid into a block-grant program, and protecting individuals with preexisting conditions, among other Republican party proposals.

How to Maximize Clinical Practice Revenue With Reimbursement Cuts

How to Maximize Clinical Practice Revenue With Reimbursement Cuts

An expert Q&A with Valora S. Gurganious, MBA, CHBC, on how physicians can maximize revenue and stay ahead of payors' attempts to cut reimbursement.

Improving Training and Evaluation in Medical Education

Improving Training and Evaluation in Medical Education

Researchers compared developmental milestone ratings to a nondevelopmental rating scale for internal medicine residents using the pre-2015 RAES.

Patient Access to Electronic Health Records: Benefits and Drawbacks

Patient Access to Electronic Health Records: Benefits and Drawbacks

As a result of patient access to electronic health records, a 2015 review found improvements in disease self-management, fewer office visits, and an increase in preventative medicine.

HIPAA Audits Reveal Issues in Provider Practices

HIPAA Audits Reveal Issues in Provider Practices

According to the first round of HIPAA audits, more than half of the providers failed to complete a risk assessment--a main tenet of HIPAA.

Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Care: Promise and Caution

Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Care: Promise and Caution

Artificial intelligence has many potential applications in medicine, but there are delays in implementation.

Understanding Mechanisms Linking Cardiovascular Disease and Depression

Understanding Mechanisms Linking Cardiovascular Disease and Depression

Patients with cardiovascular disease are 3 times more likely to develop depression, which makes psychosocial health monitoring essential.

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