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Jul 26, 2016
Electronic Medical Records and Documentation in Telemedicine

As with any physician-patient encounter, telemedicine needs to include proper documentation and use of electronic medical records. In Part V of our series, Physician Focus: Telemedicine, we talk with Dr. Jonathan Terry, an award-winning osteopathic physician and surgeon and psychiatrist who uses telemedicine extensively in his practice. Dr. Terry explains that, in addition to documenting […]

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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 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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Dec 11, 2015
The Rise of Convenient Care Clinics and their Medical Malpractice Risks

by Michael Matray, editor of Medical Liability Monitor Consumer demand for convenience, access and affordability is changing how episodic-care and preventative medicine is delivered in the United States. A novelty 15 years ago, today there are more than 3,000 convenient care clinics in the United States, most located within the nation’s largest big-box retail outlets. […]

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Oct 27, 2015
10 Tips to Help Your Patients Have a Great Visit

During an office visit, patients often look to their physicians for answers as to what ails them.  To help them, physicians look to their patients for answers to their questions.  So, everyone has questions and is looking for answers.  But, how can everyone get their questions answered well and efficiently?  The answer lies in helping […]

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Oct 7, 2015
The Problem with Doctor-Patient Communication

  When talking about doctor-patient communication, we often focus on bedside manner and teach physicians to give information in an understandable and professional, yet sincere, manner.  But, according to a new study, this might only be half the battle.  While it has been well-established that patients don’t always remember everything they’re told, especially in stressful […]

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Dec 3, 2012
Defensive Medicine as a Preemptive Measure

Defensive medicine has become an increasingly common practice, particularly in the United States, where malpractice litigation is most common. It takes two distinct forms: avoidance and assurance. In an avoidance mode, the practitioner simply opts not to practice medicine in a field that is prone to high levels of litigation, is inherently high-risk or where […]

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