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Today’s Rundown

  1. Competence, convenience key to attracting new patients
  2. 3 tips for community physicians with the innovation itch
  3. Malpractice trials can take emotional toll on doctors
  4. What’s the takeaway from the controversial British study that found that General Practitioners miss cancer diagnoses?
  5. Datapalooza17: Tom Price emphasizes a hands-off approach to health IT oversight

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Competence, convenience key to attracting new patients

Thursday, April 27, 2017 surveyWhen patients choose a physician, convenience and trust tend to be their top criteria, according to a new study. It’s important for providers to align their practices with those patients’ interests, said the president of Weatherby Healthcare, which sponsored the survey.

Top Stories

3 tips for community physicians with the innovation itch

Thursday, April 27, 2017 Community physicians represent a rich, and largely untapped, resource for healthcare innovation.

Malpractice trials can take emotional toll on doctors

Thursday, April 27, 2017 Getting sued is a big fear of doctors, and for those who have faced a malpractice trial it can be an emotional ordeal, and one that lasts. An obstetrician/gynecologist who won a lawsuit brought against her 21 years ago broke down in tears when she remembered the emotional distress she underwent.

What’s the takeaway from the controversial British study that found that General Practitioners miss cancer diagnoses?

Thursday, April 27, 2017 What’s the takeaway from a new British study that looked at patients who go to the emergency room and are diagnosed with cancer? The research generated headlines in British newspapers that focused on the finding that among 4,647 patients, about a quarter had seen a general practitioner about their symptoms at least three times before they were diagnosed in the emergency department.

Datapalooza17: Tom Price emphasizes a hands-off approach to health IT oversight

Thursday, April 27, 2017 For Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, data and technology hold tremendous promise for the healthcare industry, but an inflexible regulatory environment makes that same technology burdensome and destructive. During his keynote address on the first morning of Health Datapalooza hosted by AcademyHealth, Price vacillated between praising the importance of data and technology in today’s healthcare environment and lamenting the government’s overbearing role that stifles innovation.

News of Note

Lead poisoning in children may be vastly underestimated, as many pediatricians are not testing blood lead levels. Such under-testing appears endemic in many states. Pediatrics study

A Bakersfield, California, doctor fatally shot a man who came into his medical office pretending to be a patient in need of medical attention and then attacked the doctor, according to police. BakersfieldNow.com article

A West Virginia doctor changed his mind in the middle of his trial and pleaded guilty to a federal drug crime of distributing oxycodone not for legitimate medical purposes and beyond the bounds of medical practice. WSAZ report

In what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the U.S., a grand jury this week issued a federal indictment against two Detroit-area doctors and a medical practice manager for performing female genital mutilation on minor girls at a Michigan medical office. The Washington Post article (sub. req.)

 

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