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The Link Between Administrative Burden and Physician Burnout

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Physician burnout is increasingly being studied as the epidemic reaches new and larger proportions. A 2016 article in The Lancet defined physician burnout as “a work related syndrome, involving emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a sense of reduced personal accomplishment.”

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Telehealth Licensure Compliance Changes in Response to COVID-19 in Each U.S. State – Master Reference

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented circumstances it caused, every U.S. state made changes to their telehealth licensure rules for physicians and other healthcare clinicians.

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Acupuncture Aid for Infertility and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

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A 2014 study has concluded that women who were not treated with infertility medications, only acupuncture, had essentially the same conceiving success rate as women on infertility treatments. Judging from these studies, acupuncture seemingly has the potential to be just as healing and useful infertility treatments in most cases. A common misconception about acupuncture is that it only relieves pain.

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Acupuncture May Help Relieve Symptoms of Chronic Illness and Pain

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Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice dating back thousands of years. Even today, it is a critical component of traditional Chinese medicine. In the past few decades, traditional Chinese medicine, particularly acupuncture, has gained a following in the West. So much so, that studies have recently been conducted to test the validity of the widely praised practice.

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How You Can Win the Fight for Workers Against the Odds

In the world of behavioral and home health, where staff turnover is already high, businesses need to do 3 things especially well to win. Download the guide to discover how to attract reliable candidates to grow your business.

Acupuncture as an Alternative to Opioids

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The opioid crisis has severely affected the country, particularly in rural areas. The epidemic has been traced back mainly to doctors legally administering high doses of powerful pain medication, such as oxycontin. Patients quickly become dependent on painkillers and develop an addiction. When their medication is no longer available, patients often resort to illicit means to satisfy their new dependency. They often turn to heroin, resulting in debilitating addiction and even death.

Why do states have different CME requirements?

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One of the most complicated aspects of continuing medical education in the United States is the brevity of possible requirements based on individual states. These can vary wildly, from almost no requirements at all, to very extensive and specific CE requirements based on profession. But why is this not the case? Why isn’t there one central standard for healthcare licenses mandated by the federal government? The answer ends up being one of governance, not medicine.

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Publishers: Three Critical Issues to Consider

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This past year with the formation of Plan S, a multitude of changes are happening in the world of scientific publishing. Outcomes such as the University of California, a major customer, terminating their license with Elsevier are becoming commonplace. It’s imperative to stay up to date to ensure that your journal is prepared to face the inevitable. What is Plan S ?

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Employers! If you practice in these states, sexual harassment training is mandatory [2019]

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The #Metoo movement has undeniably affected societal norms and raised awareness in the workplace about sexual harassment. In response, workplace safety has become a priority. Many states are improving their laws to require mandatory anti-sexual harassment training for companies as small as 5 employees. Here are the states that have updated their laws and now require employers to provide harassment training by the end of 2019: New York State.

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Everything You Need to Know About the New York Sexual Harassment Prevention Laws and Employer Requirements

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This past year, as a part of the 2019 state budget the state of New York updated its sexual harassment laws. The new laws require employers to adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy and implement a training program that meets or exceeds the new state requirements by October 9, 2019. But what are the new policy and training requirements and how can you be compliant? Your Company Must Adopt the New Policy. The policy component of the new sexual harassment laws is relatively simple.

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Your Team's Pragmatic Guide to Security

Speaker: Naresh Soni, CTO, Tsunami XR

The pandemic has led to new data vulnerabilities, and therefore new cybersecurity threats. As technology leaders, it's time to rethink some of your product security strategies. Whether you need to rework your security architecture, improve performance, and/or deal with new threats, this webinar has you covered.

5 Common Myths about Sexual Harassment at Work

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What comes to mind when you think about sexual harassment at work? You probably think of a male employee taking advantage of, making sexual remarks about, or making suggestive gestures at a subordinate female employee.

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What Every Journal Needs

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Top journals need to stay relevant. They can do that by giving their busy readers what they want: continuing education credits. There are numerous benefits to offering CE/CME credits with little effort by the journal. Highlighted below are the key benefits to adding a CE/CME program to your journal: Infographic: Why you should develop your CME program now? Increased Revenue. The business of scientific publishing is remarkably profitable, beyond purely subscriptions.

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Medical cybersecurity: a virtual battleground that could cripple your practice

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Imagine it’s early Monday morning, and you’re getting to your office. When you start up your computer to look at your schedule and bring up your first patient’s chart, you can’t get into your system.

Necessity is the Mother(board) – How COVID-19 Inspires Local Communities to Build Broadband

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“The simple fact is that the federal and state governments are doing almost nothing to help people who have a broadband service available that partially meets their needs but abuses them with regular price hikes, spotty reliability, and poor customer service.

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

Telehealth is Health: It’s Telehealth Awareness Week

Health Populi

In April 2020, telemedicine morphed into mainstream medical care as hospitals and physicians risk-managed exposure to infection by meeting with patients, virtually, when possible.

IoT and The Rise of the Machines in Healthcare

Health Populi

As connected devices proliferate within health care enterprises and across the health care ecosystem, cybersecurity risks abound.

It Has Technology And Stuff – Are We Done Saying Digital Health Yet?

Digital Health

For ages I’ve been saying that the term “digital health” should be retired – that it is a bit of a lazy term that evolved around 10-12 years ago at a time when technology and healthcare rarely appeared in the same zip code, much less in the same enterprise. At that time, it was surprising […].

Can the U.S. Improve Health System Performance with Digital Health Tools? Pondering A Big Question for #HIMSS21

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Simply put, is the equation, “Spend more, get less” a sustainable business model? Of course not. But that’s the simple math on U.S.

Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients' Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

How to recover from a bad electronic health records implementation

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Is your health care organization reeling from a bad EHR implementation? There have been rumblings from hospital leadership and congressional committees about the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospitals’ implementation of the Cerner Corporation electronic health record (EHR) replacing the VistA EHR.

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#LoveThyNeighbor – A Faith-Based Call for Vaccination

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The Catholic Health Association (CHA) is urging Americans to “love thy neighbor” by getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Sister Mary Haddad wrote in an editorial published in Modern Healthcare, published on September 3, 2011. Sister Mary is CEO and President of CHA.

Here’s how doctors can support medtech innovation

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Medtech companies realize that it’s not a trivial task to get a surgeon to just start using a new device. Surgeons have a great deal of responsibility, and their job involves learning a lot of techniques.

Health Disparities in America: JAMA Talks Structural Racism in U.S. Health Care

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“Racial and ethnic inequities in the US health care system have been unremitting since the beginning of the country.

Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

Is Open Notes as good in practice as it is in theory?

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Earlier this year, a federal rule that requires clinical information such as doctors’ notes and lab and imaging results to be made immediately available to patients took effect.

Apple looks to digital biomarkers for features detecting depression, cognitive decline

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The Wall Street Journal reports that the work on the feature could be born out of collaborations with UCLA and Biogen.

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The pancreas of the future?

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Hidden in the epigastric region of the abdomen concealed by a curtain of peritoneum is a moody, often forgettable little organ. Of course, the term organ is a somewhat generous description for this rather overqualified gland.

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The Cost of Health Care for a Family of 4 in America Will Reach $28,256 in 2021

Health Populi

The good news for health care costs for a family of four in America is that they fell, for the first time in like, ever, in 2020.

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

Prescription Drugs in the Pandemic, Year 2: Pricing Rx and Going Direct-to-Consumer

Health Populi

There is one health care public policy issue that unites U.S. voters across political party: that is the consumer-facing costs of prescription drugs.

Why physicians reject health tech

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Medicine has been one of the slowest industries to adopt technology.

Digital Inclusion As Upstream Health Investment

Health Populi

Without access to connectivity during the pandemic, too many people could not work for their living, attend school and learn, connect with loved ones, or get health care.

Apple's health sharing, walking steadiness features go live and other digital health briefs

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Also: BetterUp hires a president to lead its mental health offering, and a study finds retirees that use the internet may be boosting cognitive function

Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

Doctors’ Offices Morph into Bill Collectors As Patients Face Growing Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Health Populi

In the U.S., patients have assumed the role of health care payors with growing co-payments, coinsurance amounts, and deductibles pushing peoples’ out-of-pocket costs up.

Empathy Is As Important as the Medical Treatment – the 2021 Accenture Health Experience As Backdrop to HIMSS 2021

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The rise of digital health investment and growing role of technology in health care services only accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, people took on their own versions of digital transformation at home, for work, for school, for cooking, shopping, and indeed, for health care.

FTC says it will fine digital health companies that don't disclose data breaches

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Companies failing to tell users about a breach could face a $43,792 per day hit.

'The value of AI is directly proportional to the data quality that you can access'

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MobiHealthNews looks at the ways companies have successfully turned data into actionable insights

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Virtual Front Door or Brick Wall? Care Pathways in Healthcare

Are you offering your patients a virtual front door or a brick wall? Today, 85% of healthcare visits start online. If your patients don’t have a way to access care virtually, you’re losing them to Dr. Google. Clear care pathways that start online ensure your patients get the best care they need while staying loyal to you.