Alexandra Wilson Pecci is an editor for HealthLeaders Media.
Only 18% of clinical recommendations were based on high-quality, patient-oriented evidence, a primary care research study shows.
Many prescribers erroneously believe electronic prescribing of controlled substances is illegal, but experts say it is a key tool in the fight against opioid abuse.
Get ready for CMS to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards.
Questions posed by state medical boards about physicians' mental health and substance abuse are specific and sometimes intrusive, study finds.
Groups are fighting the opioid epidemic in innovative and unusual ways, from suing the manufacturers, to using big data, to prescribing heroin.
Using this method to identify children in a pediatric emergency department with severe sepsis reduced missed diagnoses by 76%.
More than half of health providers surveyed said they only use the database when they suspect a patient may misuse the medication.
Chest pain patients were discharged 26 minutes quicker when doctors received final troponin lab results via push notification to their smartphones.
Simultaneous attacks on multiple organizations are likely in 2017, according to an AIG report.
In an observational study, only 7% of incidental findings were of major clinical significance. The rest were considered medically minor or moderate.