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This is a collection of the latest and most interesting developments in healthcare, also including Health IT and patient-provider communication
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Amazon.com as a Delivery Model for Population Health | The Health Care Blog

Amazon.com as a Delivery Model for Population Health | The Health Care Blog | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
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Drugmakers Slash Spending On Doctors' Sales Talks

Drugmakers Slash Spending On Doctors' Sales Talks | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
The sharp decline in payments coincides with increased scrutiny of drug marketing. Later this year, federal law will also require that drugmakers disclose the amount of money they give to doctors.
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When Facts Are Scarce, ER Doctor Turns Detective To Decide On Care

When Facts Are Scarce, ER Doctor Turns Detective To Decide On Care | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
After an ambulance brings a confused 73-year-old man to the emergency room, a doctor has to piece together his medical condition from a few tests and his unreliable answers to her questions.
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What the Work of the Inspector General Tells Us about Patient Safety… | The Health Care Blog

What the Work of the Inspector General Tells Us about Patient Safety… | The Health Care Blog | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
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The Lies That Doctors and Patients Tell

The Lies That Doctors and Patients Tell | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
Deception in the doctor-patient relationship is more common than we’d like to believe.
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Evidence-based guidelines today, malpractice tomorrow

Evidence-based guidelines today, malpractice tomorrow | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
Today’s ”evidence-based guidelines” may be tomorrow’s malpractice.
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Can sharing patient records among hospitals eliminate duplicate tests and cut costs?

Can sharing patient records among hospitals eliminate duplicate tests and cut costs? | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
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Help build information driven patient behavior

Help build information driven patient behavior | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
As physicians, we need to help build this culture of motivated, information-driven patient behavior.
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Are you a victim of patient profiling?

Are you a victim of patient profiling? | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
Ever felt misjudged by a doctor? Or treated unfairly by a clinic or hospital? You may be a victim of patient profiling.
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Improving Clinical Learning Environments for Tomorrow's Physicians — NEJM

Improving Clinical Learning Environments for Tomorrow's Physicians — NEJM | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Improving Clinical Learning Environments for Tomorrow's Physicians
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Take the time to understand the business of medicine

Take the time to understand the business of medicine | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
Taking the time to understand the business of medicine is crucial for building a successful career and providing great patient care.
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Man dies after 8 hours in ER waiting room

Man dies after 8 hours in ER waiting room | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
Jon Verrier came into the emergency room at St. Barnabas Hospital complaining of a rash.
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5 ways to engage your patients in the office

5 ways to engage your patients in the office | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
Engagement is a process which will require a change of the culture of health care.
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Mammogram Uncertainty Gives Patients, Doctors More Reason To Talk

Mammogram Uncertainty Gives Patients, Doctors More Reason To Talk | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
Improvements in doctors' ability to detect breast cancer have outpaced our understanding of what to do about it. Doctors and their patients need to work through the options together.
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We are in the age of copy and paste medicine

We are in the age of copy and paste medicine | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
We are in the age of copy and paste medicine, an unintended (I hope) yet predictable consequence of the EMR.
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The disturbing confessions of a medical scribe

The disturbing confessions of a medical scribe | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
I will write whatever the physician wants me to write. It isn’t my job to say no. Whether or not it’s my responsibility to is undecided.
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Online Doctor Ratings About As Useful As Those For Restaurants

Online Doctor Ratings About As Useful As Those For Restaurants | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
More than half of people surveyed said ratings of doctors on the Web helped them pick which physician to see. Yet many ratings are based on only a few patient reviews, which can skew the results.
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We are training physicians with an eye towards the past

We are training physicians with an eye towards the past | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
The more I reflect on this, the more I think that medical schools produce the used car salesmen of a decade ago.
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Death of the physician progress note

Death of the physician progress note | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
I fear the valuable physician progress note will continue to drown in mountains of data and illiteracy.
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When patients write to doctors, and what it means

When patients write to doctors, and what it means | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
To my patients who have taken the time to write over the years -- you have no idea how much that means to us doctors.
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Do doctors spend too much time looking at computer screen?

Do doctors spend too much time looking at computer screen? | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
When physicians spend too much time looking at the computer screen in the exam room, nonverbal cues may get overlooked and affect doctors' ability to pay attention and communicate with patients, according to a study.
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Almost 200 years later, are we living in the final days of the stethoscope?

Almost 200 years later, are we living in the final days of the stethoscope? | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
New research suggests the world of medicine could be experiencing its final days of the stethoscope due to the rapid advent of point-of-care ultrasound devices that are becoming increasingly accurate, smaller to the point of being hand-held and less expensive as the years pass.
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Goodbye to the Doctor's White Coat?

Goodbye to the Doctor's White Coat? | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
New recommendations on what health care workers should wear may signal an end to the doctor’s white coat.
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The Data Are Wrong. Our Patients Are Sicker!!! | The Health Care Blog

The Data Are Wrong. Our Patients Are Sicker!!! | The Health Care Blog | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
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