Practice Management

Rapid Cardiac Magnetic Resonance With Contrast Feasible in Developing World

Rapid Cardiac Magnetic Resonance With Contrast Feasible in Developing World

A cardiac magnetic resonance with contrast protocol is feasible for implementation in the developing world and can impact management.

How Personalized Hospital Ratings May Drive Patient-Specific Care in the Digital Age

How Personalized Hospital Ratings May Drive Patient-Specific Care in the Digital Age

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A flexible overall performance score that can be modified in real time by users may be the most optimal method for generating relevant reviews for specific patient interests.

Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages

Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages

Prices for drugs under shortage increase more than twice as quickly as expected in the absence of a shortage.

Disaster Preparedness 101: Physician Resources for Patients

Disaster Preparedness 101: Physician Resources for Patients

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The American Heart Association has updated their disaster resources page with the latest tips to keep in mind when counseling patients ahead of a natural disaster.

Proportion of Female Authors Rising in Cardiology Literature

Proportion of Female Authors Rising in Cardiology Literature

Over the last two decades, the proportion of women in the first and senior authorship positions has increased in academic cardiology literature.

Enrolling the Uninsured in Clinical Trials: Is it Ethical?

Enrolling the Uninsured in Clinical Trials: Is it Ethical?

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Until universal access to healthcare is ensured as a human right, researchers must keep important ethical concerns in mind when designing future clinical trials.

Doctors and the D Word: Talking About Death Is an Essential Skill — and One Often Lacking

Doctors and the D Word: Talking About Death Is an Essential Skill — and One Often Lacking

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The reasons for physicians' discomfort with conversations about dying are as much cultural, social, and systemic as they are personal.

Cardiovascular Disease Google Searches Peak in Winter

Cardiovascular Disease Google Searches Peak in Winter

Seasonal patterns of relative search volumes were seen for queries relating to cardiovascular disease.

Uninsured CV Hospitalizations Reduced With Medicaid Expansion

Uninsured CV Hospitalizations Reduced With Medicaid Expansion

States that expanded Medicaid had greater reduction in uninsured hospitalizations for major cardiovascular events.

AMA <i>Code of Medical Ethics</i>: Guidelines for End-of-Life Care

AMA Code of Medical Ethics: Guidelines for End-of-Life Care

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Compassion and communication for both patients and families are among the most important factors involved in providing end-of-life care.

Can Chaplains Guide Clinical Decision Making? An Ethical Assessment of Spirituality in the Exam Room

Can Chaplains Guide Clinical Decision Making? An Ethical Assessment of Spirituality in the Exam Room

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Medical teams that are willing to engage with and be informed by patients' religious worldviews are able to more effectively make clinical decisions.

FDA Seeks to Standardize Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps

FDA Seeks to Standardize Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps

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Appropriate and standardized regulation of mobile medical applications may enable faster adoption and integration of these technology platforms in the health care environment

Study Finds Clinical Trials for Newer, Breakthrough Therapies Lacking

Study Finds Clinical Trials for Newer, Breakthrough Therapies Lacking

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More than half of the new approvals of Breakthrough Therapy drugs were based on a single pivotal trial.

NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition

NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition

Full-tuition scholarships, regardless of need, will be offered to all new and current medical students at NYU.

Know Before You Go: Practicing Medicine Abroad

Know Before You Go: Practicing Medicine Abroad

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For physicians working in the US, the prospect of practicing medicine abroad can be both exciting and daunting.

Improving Physician Knowledge of Risks Associated With Occupational Radiation Exposure

Improving Physician Knowledge of Risks Associated With Occupational Radiation Exposure

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Study investigators found that baseline scores of knowledge for radiation exposure were low overall, except in the case of participants who were radiologists.

DNR Orders Linked to Increased Mortality in Older Adults

DNR Orders Linked to Increased Mortality in Older Adults

Early vs late DNR tied to a shorter median length of stay in hospitalized adults aged 65 years and older.

Knowing Patients' Social Needs Helps Clinicians Tailor Care

Knowing Patients' Social Needs Helps Clinicians Tailor Care

Primary care physicians report changes in care delivery and patient interactions when knowing that the patient had a social need.

Patient Connectivity Benefits Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome

Patient Connectivity Benefits Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome

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Patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome who were actively connected were also 3 times as likely to report "high" or "extremely high" motivation in managing their own health.

More Healthcare Professionals Choose Employment With Organizations Over Self-Employment

More Healthcare Professionals Choose Employment With Organizations Over Self-Employment

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In recent years, more healthcare professionals are choosing to work for organizations rather than starting their own practice.

The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings

The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings

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A providers' capacity to feel compassion is affected in part by the practice environment.

Statin Prescribing Has Increased With Automated Patient Dashboard

Statin Prescribing Has Increased With Automated Patient Dashboard

Modest increase in statin prescribing with automated dashboard using active choice framing for primary care physicians.

Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies

Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies

Helpful strategies include developing a plan, knowing who will implement the plan, and staying flexible.

DOJ Investigation Tied to Decreases in Inappropriate ICD Use at Investigated Hospitals

DOJ Investigation Tied to Decreases in Inappropriate ICD Use at Investigated Hospitals

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After a Department of Justice investigation, the rate of noncompliant implantable cardioverter-defibrillator use significantly decreased in the hospital setting.

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Require More Out-of-Pocket Spending

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Require More Out-of-Pocket Spending

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Medicare beneficiaries spent more out of pocket for generic medications used to treat cardiovascular disease than patients using standalone prescription drug plans.

Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel

Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel

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Wellness travel comes in many forms: from coastal bike rides to weeklong workout programs with celebrity trainers.

Virtual Reality Technology: Transforming Cardiovascular Medicine

Virtual Reality Technology: Transforming Cardiovascular Medicine

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Virtual reality technology has been applied in cardiology-related education, preprocedural planning, intraprocedural visualization, and patient rehabilitation.

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors

Physicians reporting errors were more likely to also report burnout, fatigue, and recent suicidal ideation.

EHR Adoption Linked to Morality Rate Reduction

EHR Adoption Linked to Morality Rate Reduction

For each new EHR function adopted, there was a 0.21-percentage-point reduction in mortality rate.

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

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The draft guidance, Innovative Approaches for Nonprescription Drug Products, applies to drugs under the New Drug Application (NDA) process and "is intended to extend that NDA pathway to include therapeutic indications that have not, historically, been available for use without a prescription," said Gottlieb in a press statement.

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