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Jul 20, 2016
Direct Primary Care Summit Shares Strategies for Making the DPC Model Flourish

By Erik Leander Hosted at the Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo., the 2016 Direct Primary Care Summit convened from July 8 – 10 to bring together seasoned DPC practitioners and those physicians interested in transitioning from traditional practice to the more patient-centered DPC model. The weekend event featured 13 educational sessions and ample networking […]

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Jul 19, 2016
Informed Consent and Telemedicine

All physicians need to be aware of informed consent, whether they are practicing in a traditional, in-person environment, or they are utilizing telemedicine. With both unique advantages and challenges in using telemedicine, it is important for physicians to understand the implications for informed consent. In Part IV of our series, Physician Focus: Telemedicine, Healthcare Matters […]

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Jul 12, 2016
Four Advantages of Telemedicine

In Part III of our series, Physician Focus: Telemedicine, we speak with award-winning physician Jonathan Terry, DO, ABIHM, about the many advantages telemedicine provides to both patients and physicians. Dr. Terry explains how telemedicine can promote positive interactions between doctors and patients, provide cost-effective care, increase convenience to patients and provide access to care for […]

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Jul 5, 2016
Ways the Affordable Care Act Affects Telemedicine

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 has had profound effects on healthcare in the United States, including on the practice and use of telemedicine. Join Healthcare Matters for the second part of our series, Physician Focus: Telemedicine, as we sit down with award-winning telemedicine-proponent Jonathan Terry, DO, ABIHM, to discuss the many implications the […]

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Jun 28, 2016
Defining Telemedicine

In today’s digitally-connected world, telemedicine is becoming more important than ever. According to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) there are currently nearly 1 million Americans using remote cardiac monitors, and nearly half of U.S. hospitals use telemedicine in some form. Join us on Healthcare Matters as we explore the topic of telemedicine with Jonathan Terry, […]

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Jun 15, 2016
PIAA 2016 Medical Liability Conference Recap

by Michael Matray, editor of Medical Liability Monitor Hosted in the nation’s capitol during the most bizarre, contentious election year in recent memory, the 2016 PIAA Medical Liability Conference convened from May 11 – 13 to foster discussion about the factors currently driving the medical professional liability industry as well as the emerging trends it […]

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Apr 26, 2016
Junior doctors go on strike in the UK. Could you see this happening here?

It’s been almost a full day since junior doctors in the UK decided to walk out and strike. It’s important to note what junior doctors actually are: The term junior doctor is a little misleading. It covers medics who have just graduated from medical school through to those who have more than a decade of […]

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Mar 16, 2016
The BMJ: Physician spending and subsequent risk of malpractice claims: observational study

A recent study published in the BMJ titled: Physician spending and subsequent risk of malpractice claims: observational study gives us some much needed insight into the following question: Is a higher use of resources by physicians associated with a reduced risk of malpractice claims? The researchers used data for almost every admission to acute care […]

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Feb 15, 2016
Texas, Telemedicine & Access to Care

by Michael Matray, editor of Medical Liability Monitor Texas faces an access to healthcare crisis. Ranking last nationally in healthcare access, a full 132 of the state’s 254 counties have a shortage of primary care physicians, according to federal government calculations, and 202 counties have a shortage of mental healthcare providers. Medical specialists and pharmacies […]

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