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AHA, ADA, and Others Express Concern Around Proposed Legislation to Protect Those With Preexisting Conditions

AHA, ADA, and Others Express Concern Around Proposed Legislation to Protect Those With Preexisting Conditions

The American Heart Association has published a statement in opposition of the latest Senate healthcare bill aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act.

Assessing the Environmental Impact of the Healthcare Industry

Assessing the Environmental Impact of the Healthcare Industry

Health care is a leading producer of environmental pollutants, but there's reason to be hopeful this will change.

Fundamental Institutional Change Is Needed to Eliminate Sexual Harassment

Fundamental Institutional Change Is Needed to Eliminate Sexual Harassment

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently released 15 recommendations for university staff, students, legislators, and professional organizations to eliminate sexual harassment.

Cochrane Data Release and the Case for "Open Science"

Cochrane Data Release and the Case for "Open Science"

Cochrane's current policies allow only specific individuals with full library access to view and reuse data reports in their entirety.

Adding Pharmacists to Team-Based Care Can Improve Patient Outcomes

Adding Pharmacists to Team-Based Care Can Improve Patient Outcomes

Integration of pharmacists into team-based care practice models can improve patient outcome, especially in chronic diseases.

Broader Scope of Practice Linked to Lower Rates of Burnout

Broader Scope of Practice Linked to Lower Rates of Burnout

Early-career family physicians who practice inpatient medicine or obstetrics have reduced odds of burnout.

Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews

Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews

Medical practice staff can effectively handle negative online reviews by staying calm and positive, looking for solutions, apologizing, and thanking the reviewers.

Physician Specialty Influences Rates of Burnout

Physician Specialty Influences Rates of Burnout

Interested in specializing in critical care? You may want to reconsider.

Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Physicians

Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Physicians

The AMA House of Delegates amended existing policy to encourage state licensing boards to require disclosure of physical or mental health conditions only when the condition currently impairs the physician's judgment.

Authorship by Female Physicians Inequitably Represented in Pediatric Journals

Authorship by Female Physicians Inequitably Represented in Pediatric Journals

Authorship of perspective-type articles in high-impact pediatric journals showed fewer female physician first authors despite women outnumbering their male colleagues in the pediatric specialty.

Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Healthcare Facility

Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Healthcare Facility

Healthcare facilities are high-risk targets and must be prepared as potential sites of active-shooter incidents.

National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft

National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft

To prevent National Provider Identifiers theft and resulting health care fraud, there are steps providers can take.

Factors of Inclusivity Promote Workforce Wellness and Engagement

Factors of Inclusivity Promote Workforce Wellness and Engagement

An inclusive organizational culture, or the lack thereof, affects employee job performance, emotional well-being, and workforce engagement.

Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices

Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices

cyber insurance covers losses and damages resulting from patient data being stolen, exposed, held for ransom, or improperly shared as a result of both deliberate actions, and accidents.

Physicians Rate Communication During Visit Lower Than Patients

Physicians Rate Communication During Visit Lower Than Patients

Patients and physicians independently completed a questionnaire including seven items assessing communication quality immediately post-appointment.

Putting Genetics to the Test: Insurers vs Preexisting Conditions in the Age of Trump

Putting Genetics to the Test: Insurers vs Preexisting Conditions in the Age of Trump

Before the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies could deny coverage to patients based on genetic testing results.

Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed

Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed

Physician practice names should be memorable and evoke a positive emotion.

Survey Says: Perspectives From Women in Health Care

Survey Says: Perspectives From Women in Health Care

Spurred by movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, women's issues have come to the forefront across a wide array of disciplines.

AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine

AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine

The AMA House of Delegates pledged to advocate policies that promote transparency in defining criteria for physician compensation and advocate pay structures based on objective, gender-neutral criteria.

Steps Can Be Taken by Physicians to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits

Steps Can Be Taken by Physicians to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits

In order to reduce the risks of lawsuits, practices should be mindful of legal obligations and show genuine concern for patients and staff.

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