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
More Cash-Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies

High-deductible health plans and lack of coverage certainty are driving more patients to pay for health care with cash. To prepare, your practice should have transparent prices that are easily available for patients. Also consider designating a team member to manage cash-pay and answer questions.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 PRACTICE NEWS
AMA Vows to Improve Access for Docs Seeking Mental Health Care

A new AMA policy aims to improve physician access to mental health care in response to physician depression, burnout, and suicide. The policy helps to ensure physicians can seek care without fear of punitive treatment or licensure and career restrictions.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 PRACTICE NEWS
Patients Prefer Doctors Who Engage in Face-to-Face Visits

According to a research letter in JAMA Oncology, patients prefer physicians who engage in face-to-face clinic visits versus physicians who use examination room computers. Study participants watched video vignettes of physicians in face-to-face and computer visits and rated physicians higher for compassion, communication skills and professionalism in the face-to-face visits.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 PRACTICE NEWS
Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine

The American College of Physicians has released a position paper advocating for gender equity in pay and leave policies. The ACP also advocates for routine assessment of physician compensation arrangements for all organizations employing physicians, and examination of barriers to career advancement.

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 PRACTICE NEWS