Does Political Affiliation Influence Patient Care? An Interview With Anupam B. Jena, MD

Does Political Affiliation Influence Patient Care? An Interview With Anupam B. Jena, MD

To shed further light on the study's implications, MPR interviewed lead author Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

Identifying a patient's preferences and goals leads to a care plan that can reflect those goals, and this may improve patient satisfaction.

Machine Learning Algorithms in Medicine: What Are the Pitfalls?

Machine Learning Algorithms in Medicine: What Are the Pitfalls?

Experts discusses the potential pitfalls of machine learning algorithms in medicine.

Conscious vs Unconscious Decision-Making in Medicine

Conscious vs Unconscious Decision-Making in Medicine

Evaluating conscious vs unconscious decision making in medicine.

Effects of Computerized Decision Support Systems in Medicine

Effects of Computerized Decision Support Systems in Medicine

Evaluating the effects of computerized decision support systems in medicine.

Bias in Clinical Research: The Streetlight Effect

Bias in Clinical Research: The Streetlight Effect

Evidence of the streetlight effect can be found across several fields, from physics and astronomy, to economics, in which cases investigators draw suspect conclusions from analysis of irrelevant data. Medicine, unsurprisingly, has not been immune, particularly in cancer research.

Healthcare Inequality in America: What Are the Contributing Factors?

Healthcare Inequality in America: What Are the Contributing Factors?

Differences in life expectancy have widened between wealthy and low-income Americans: the poorest 1% of citizens have a life expectancy 10.1 years and 14.6 years shorter for women and men, respectively, compared with the richest 1%.

Ransomware Attacks in Medicine: Are Hospitals Adequately Protected?

Ransomware Attacks in Medicine: Are Hospitals Adequately Protected?

How can hospitals protect themselves against recent ransomware attacks?

Accountable Care Organizations: Evaluating Cost Saving Success

Accountable Care Organizations: Evaluating Cost Saving Success

An analysis on the cost saving success of accountable care organizations.

Addressing Challenges of Medical Liability Reform

Addressing Challenges of Medical Liability Reform

Medical liability remains a troubling issue today, placing a burden on patients and a financial burden of medical practitioners and insurance providers.

Medical Curbside Consultations: What Are the Legal Risks?

Medical Curbside Consultations: What Are the Legal Risks?

Elisabeth Aron, MD, MPH, takes a look at the legal risks of providing medical curbside consultations.

Reporting Negative Clinical Trial Results Integral to Research

Reporting Negative Clinical Trial Results Integral to Research

WHO, NIH, and FDA call for the negative or inconclusive results of clinical studies to be published or made publicly available.

Improving Care for Medicaid Consumers Under the Affordable Care Act

Improving Care for Medicaid Consumers Under the Affordable Care Act

Despite the increase in coverage under the ACA, data suggest Medicaid patients often had increased wait times for appointments to see healthcare providers.

Medical Device Safety: More Active Surveillance Needed

Medical Device Safety: More Active Surveillance Needed

The development of new device technologies points to the need for new strategies to monitor their continuing safety and efficacy.

Improving Resident Handoffs to Enhance Inpatient Care

Improving Resident Handoffs to Enhance Inpatient Care

Recent research found that end-of-rotation transition in care was linked to significantly higher in-hospital mortality.

Opposition Voiced Against Republican-led Healthcare Reform

Opposition Voiced Against Republican-led Healthcare Reform

The AMA and ACP voice their opposition after House leadership proposes a new health care act in replacement of Obamacare.

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

The FDA has released draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.

The Role of Industry Funding on Patient Advocacy Groups

The Role of Industry Funding on Patient Advocacy Groups

An expert Q&A with Susannah L. Rose, PhD, on the prevalence of industry funding of advocacy groups and what clinicians should consider when interpreting research outcomes.

How Does Student Well-Being Affect Medical Education?

How Does Student Well-Being Affect Medical Education?

Medical students learn better when they are in a good state of mind, researchers found.

Cleveland Clinic Shares Top 2017 Medical Innovations

Cleveland Clinic Shares Top 2017 Medical Innovations

More than 100 clinicians and researchers identified the top 10 most anticipated medical innovations of 2017.

US Election: What's in Store for the Affordable Care Act?

US Election: What's in Store for the Affordable Care Act?

Speculation surrounds the new administration's plan for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Steps for Improving Medical Education Considered

Steps for Improving Medical Education Considered

Researchers and physicians explore what's working and not working in medical education.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Care

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Care

Although there are delays in implementation, artificial intelligence has many potential applications in medicine.

Benefits and Barriers Associated With Patient EHR Access

Benefits and Barriers Associated With Patient EHR Access

The increase in direct patient access to online health records confers multiple benefits, though disparities in access should be addressed.

Coding Practices Might Explain Lower Pay in Women Doctors

Coding Practices Might Explain Lower Pay in Women Doctors

The reimbursement gap between male and female doctors might be due to coding practices and accuracy.

Addressing EMR Interoperability, Productivity, and Lack of Specificity

Addressing EMR Interoperability, Productivity, and Lack of Specificity

Many providers still find EMRs vexing, even after all these years.

Getting Set for ICD-10

Getting Set for ICD-10

The newly expanded codes in ICD-10 will grant healthcare professionals greater specificity and clinical accuracy for noting procedures and diagnoses, but could also present obstacles and headaches in the transition from the previous ICD-9 codes.

Affordable Care Act Subsidies Upheld by Supreme Court

Affordable Care Act Subsidies Upheld by Supreme Court

Ruling preserves tax credits for 6.4 million people in 34 states.

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