Physicians who don't take a leadership stance on vaccine safety give credence to the discredited, unscientific reasons parents use to keep their children unvaccinated and they put the rest of us at risk.
End-of-life care for sick patients is garnering more attention from hospitals and health systems because of its impact on costs. Now leaders need to invest in training physicians to talk to patients about their concerns and wishes.
At issue is whether a private party, in this specific case, Idaho Medicaid providers, can sue a state agency for not paying them a fair rate for the services it provides the state's Medicaid beneficiaries.
Easily accessible technology tools are being used by both doctors and patients, but there's a notable gap between them, and plenty of grumbling—not unlike what's been seen in other industries roiled by massive change.
Lee Aase, the Mayo Clinic's first social media manager, and now director of its Center for Social Media, continues Mayo's excellent reputation by running one of the best social media campaigns in healthcare, and helps its...
Year-end accolades are making the rounds, but physicians can't afford to be distracted from efforts to repeal the despised sustainable growth rate formula, to fight a large commercial payer, and to fund the education of primary care doctors in rural areas.
Recognition of interventional radiologists as more than a subspecialty could increase patients' and physicians' awareness of these pioneers of minimally invasive procedures, especially in treating uterine fibroids.