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Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
Spine experts repudiate Medtronic studies
In an extraordinary move, a group of spine specialists are publicly repudiating the research of other experts that...
What happened to the family doctor?
Primary-care doctors take care of the young, the old and the in-between; the sick, the well and the dying. Ideally...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
Opinion: Why Google Health really failed: It's about the money
As reported on TechCrunch, Google shut down its medical records and health data platform. Since then, there's been a...
Limits on test drugs add to patients' ordeals
Lorraine Heidke-McCartin, 54, has experienced heartening victories and wrenching setbacks in her fight with breast...
Study linking vaccine to autism was fraud, Lancet reports
The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved...
Should doctors be Facebook 'friends' with patients?
Should doctors be Facebook "friends" with their patients? Increasingly, professionals are stroking their...
Insurers push plans that limit choices of doctors
As the Obama administration begins to enact the new national health care law, the country’s biggest insurers are...
Some doctors join Facebook, Twitter; others wary
Go into any OB/GYN office and you're likely to see a large bulletin board covered with snapshots of...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...