PRACTICE NEWS
Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences
 

Overlooking women in medicine can have far-reaching consequences, according to a perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers examined potential consequences of gender bias and found that in academic medicine, harassment is common and male physicians receive significantly greater compensation and recognition than females.


Fri, 13 Jul 2018 PRACTICE NEWS
Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs
 

A peer-based education program called Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect Essentials (KP HCE), which was designed to maximize the effectiveness of physicians’ use of electronic health records (EHRs), can improve the efficiency of EHR use, according to an article published in the American Medical Association’s AMA Wire.


Thu, 12 Jul 2018 PRACTICE NEWS
AMA Calls for Inclusive Family, Medical Leave Policies
 

The American Medical Association (AMA) calls for inclusive family and medical leave policies to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) workers who care for relatives, spouses, and partners. The association says there are clear health benefits when family and medical leave policies are inclusive of LGBTQ workers.


Wed, 11 Jul 2018 PATIENT CARE REMINDERS
Error Rate 7.4 Percent in Speech Recognition-Assisted Notes
 

The error rate in speech recognition (SR)-assisted documentation is 7.4%, a study in JAMA Network Open finds. “Seven in 100 words in SR-generated documents contain errors; many errors involve clinical information,” the authors write. “That most errors are corrected before notes are signed demonstrates the importance of manual review, quality assurance, and auditing.”


Tue, 10 Jul 2018 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout
 

Yale Medicine is reducing burnout through EHR innovation, according to AMA Wire. Using badges to tap in and out of the EHR system eliminates 20 to 140 logins per physician per day; And voice-recognition software reduces the time it takes physicians to complete and close encounters by 50%.


Mon, 09 Jul 2018 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction
 

A survey by Black Book Market Research LLC finds 89% of health care consumers younger than 40 are unsatisfied with the technology capabilities of health care organizations. Younger health care consumers also expressed higher expectations and dissatisfaction in their inpatient provider experiences.


Thu, 05 Jul 2018 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT