Declining numbers of physicians are entering infectious disease care, but patients with HIV are living longer. A new report proposes a different kind of training track.
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Despite skepticism from some physician groups, updated blood pressure guidelines are good for patients and physicians.
Timely treatment with direct-acting antivirals is highly cost-effective in virtually all patients infected with HCV.
An innovative telemedicine model could substantially reduce the burden of chronic hepatitis C infection.
In all aspects of healthcare, we must be able to listen to, and keep confidential, anything that a patient shares, in whatever form it comes. By the same token, we must be able to communicate frankly and openly with patients conveying the necessary message.
The correct way to code when evaluation and management is time-based.
In the book, “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear,” Danielle Ofri, an associate professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, examines the state of physician-patient communication and what can be done to reduce the distractions and get back to focusing on improving the patient’s health.
Technology and workflow fixes are keys to success
Many physicians don’t know where to begin when starting their own practice. Finding and getting referred to the right professional team often is the best first step.
Failure to properly secure electronic Protected Health Information (PHI) can have drastic consequences.