Practice Management

Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

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No single solution to address sexual harassment in medicine exists, but physicians of all genders must come together to make progress.

Why is #MeToo Missing From Medical Schools?

Why is #MeToo Missing From Medical Schools?

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As the #MeToo movement has gained strength, reports of sexual harassment at medical schools have mostly remained stagnant.

ACP: Position Paper Recommends Solutions to Close Gender Equity Gap

ACP: Position Paper Recommends Solutions to Close Gender Equity Gap

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While overall gender diversity has improved in the healthcare profession, female physicians are still paid significantly less than their male counterparts.

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

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The culture of bullying — widespread across the medical field — has been linked to poorer patient outcomes. So why can't physicians stop bullying in its tracks?

Social Worker-Led Intervention Beneficial in Heart Failure

Social Worker-Led Intervention Beneficial in Heart Failure

Palliative care intervention may increase the likelihood of revising prognostic assessment in line with physician's.

Repeated BP Measures Linked to Drop in Initially Elevated BP

Repeated BP Measures Linked to Drop in Initially Elevated BP

Repeated measurement of initially elevated blood pressure linked to 8 mm Hg reduction in systolic blood pressure.

Racial/ethnic disparities in cardiovascular health persist in US adults

Trends from 1988 to 2014 data suggest that for US adults, cardiovascular health has worsened, and health disparities in race/ethnicity and nativity continue to exist.

Medication Adherence, Blood Pressure Reduction Assessed With Smartphone App Use

Medication Adherence, Blood Pressure Reduction Assessed With Smartphone App Use

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While smartphone app use led to increased medication adherence, corresponding drops in systolic blood pressure were not seen.

Pharmacists Can Help With Diabetes Management via Telemedicine

Pharmacists Can Help With Diabetes Management via Telemedicine

Telemedicine could provide a real-time feedback loop and allow pharmacists to help patients self-manage their diabetes.

Informal CVD Caregiving Costs Estimated at $61 Billion in 2015

Informal CVD Caregiving Costs Estimated at $61 Billion in 2015

Costs related to informal caregiving for patients with cardiovascular disease may increase to $128 billion by 2035.

ADA Updates Guidelines for Cardiovascular Risk Management in Diabetes

ADA Updates Guidelines for Cardiovascular Risk Management in Diabetes

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The American Diabetes Association has updated its Clinical Standards of Medical Care guidelines for identifying and managing cardiovascular risk factors in diabetes.

High Financial Burden for Families of Patients With ASCVD

High Financial Burden for Families of Patients With ASCVD

High burden of expenses were seen for 1 in 4 low-income families with a member with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

ACC and AHA Release 2018 Quality Measures for Cardiac Rehabilitation

ACC and AHA Release 2018 Quality Measures for Cardiac Rehabilitation

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New Class 1 recommendations involve the referral of inpatients and outpatients to cardiac rehabilitation programs that include exercise training.

ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for Chronically Ill

ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for Chronically Ill

Enrollees have more chronic conditions and health care use vs other privately insured individuals.

The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

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While ICD-10-CM may be an improvement on an old process, big data is the revolution that has the potential to change health care forever.

Higher Myocardial Infarction Care Payments Improve Mortality

Higher Myocardial Infarction Care Payments Improve Mortality

Findings based on Medicare 30-day payments for both inpatient care and after discharge.

Treating Urinary Incontinence Following Stroke

Treating Urinary Incontinence Following Stroke

Stroke survivors reported that a systematic voiding program helped them regain autonomy and re-establish pattern of micturition.

Pharmacists Play Crucial Role in Cardiac Disease Management

Pharmacists Play Crucial Role in Cardiac Disease Management

Pharmacists work closely with primary care providers, cardiologists, neurologists, and cardiac rehabilitation nurses as part of the health care team treating patients with cardiac disease.

Guidelines Released With New HbA1c Targets for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

Guidelines Released With New HbA1c Targets for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

The new guidelines urge clinicians to aim for an HbA1c target between 7% and 8% in most adults with type 2 diabetes.

Ride Sharing Service May Address Transportation Barriers for Patients

Ride Sharing Service May Address Transportation Barriers for Patients

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Uber has launched Uber Health, a web-based platform for healthcare organizations in the United States.

After Affordable Care Act Passage, Coverage Increased for Patients With Diabetes

After Affordable Care Act Passage, Coverage Increased for Patients With Diabetes

Adults with diabetes saw an increase in health insurance coverage from 84.7% in 2009 to 90.1% in 2016.

Heart Failure Guideline Adherence in Hospitals

Heart Failure Guideline Adherence in Hospitals

Hospital adherence to heart failure guidelines might be the best quality measure.

Cardiovascular Medication Adherence Effectively Tracked With New Test

Cardiovascular Medication Adherence Effectively Tracked With New Test

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Aegis Sciences announced the launch of KardiAssure, a first-of-its-kind urinalysis to help healthcare providers track cardiovascular medication adherence in their patients.

Diabetes Care Consultation Model Creates Patient-Centered Approach

Diabetes Care Consultation Model Creates Patient-Centered Approach

A consultation model that facilitates person-centered diabetes care results in more patient involvement.

Healthcare Spending Increased in 2016 Despite Less Use

Healthcare Spending Increased in 2016 Despite Less Use

Americans younger than 65 who were insured through their employer spent more than ever before on health care in 2016.

Improving Continuity of Care With 24-Hour Primary Care Facilities

Improving Continuity of Care With 24-Hour Primary Care Facilities

A 24-hour primary care clinic with multiple doctors offering round-the-clock care would actualize better and more sustainable care.

Hypertension Redefined: A Closer Look at the 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines

Hypertension Redefined: A Closer Look at the 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines

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The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for managing high blood pressure modify hypertension definitions and goals.

Emergency Care in Rural Areas Improved With Telemedicine

Emergency Care in Rural Areas Improved With Telemedicine

Telemedicine cuts emergency department door-to-provider time in rural hospitals.

Deportation Worry Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

Deportation Worry Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

Worry about deportation is significantly tied to higher levels of known cardiovascular risk factors.

Nutrition Science Course for Physicians Offered by AMA

Nutrition Science Course for Physicians Offered by AMA

The AMA is offering a 3-hour online nutrition course for physicians to help patients make the nutritional changes they need to prevent and help treat heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

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