Business of Medicine Perspective

 
 
  • 30 Unforgettable Vacation Ideas for Doctors Your colleagues share the places--in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and the South Pacific--where they had some of the best times of their lives.
  • 5 Study Techniques Every Clinical Student Should Know Medical students often wonder what study techniques yield the best results. These neuroscience-backed approaches will help you prepare smarter and better than before.
  • Keeping Medical Specialties 'All in the Family' Proving that the apple sometimes falls very close to the tree, these children have followed in their parents' footsteps by choosing to practice in the same medical specialty.
  • Pornography: A Public Health Problem?   Ethicist Art Caplan discusses whether pornography should be considered a public health concern.
  • The Gender Gap in Cardiology Is Embarrassing A tweet about the dearth of women in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology fellowships prompted Dr Mandrola to ask his female cardiology colleagues what shaped their subspecialty choices.
  • Five Ways Physicians Can Make Their Practice Successful How much do you know about strategic planning to make your practice successful? Take this short quiz and find out.
  • Big Data in Biomedicine 2017 Conference Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from Big Data 2017.
  • Changing the Face of Cardiovascular Medicine   Dr Harrington leads a roundtable discussion on how to attract women and minorities to the practice of cardiology so the physician makeup can better reflect the patient makeup.
  • The Missing Link in Healthcare Policy: Constructive Conversation Whether the Affordable Care Act or the American Healthcare Act prevails, Dr Walton-Shirley dreams of a productive conversation among a committee of legislators and healthcare professional who make healthcare policy.
  • Is Medicaid Only for Those Who 'Deserve' It?   Congress seems to have a 19th-century attitude about who deserves healthcare, says Art Caplan.
  • Medscape Female Physician Compensation Report 2017 This year's Medscape report not only describes female physician compensation and satisfaction but also looks at trends among younger women and racial disparities.
  • Malpractice Dangers in the Patient Handoff Costly malpractice suits occur and patient safety may be compromised when patients are handed off from one physician's care to another. How can you prevent this from happening?
  • More States Limit Damage Awards Cap will attract more doctors, supporters say; attorney fractures her leg, then loses her voice; Uncle Sam forced to pay mega-award.
  • 5 Winners! Physicians' Best Ideas to Replace the ACA Physicians described their well-thought-out plans for the best way to replace or tweak the Affordable Care Act.
  • Doctors and Depression: Suffering in Silence Many doctors suffer with untreated or poorly treated depression, but a large percentage don't seek help.
  • Insurance Companies: Thumbscrews or the Iron Maiden? Dr Nathan Wei is not happy with the bureaucratic hurdles that come with healthcare coverage, but he sees a light at the end of the tunnel.
  • Best Places to Practice to Avoid Burnout When deciding where to practice, there are many factors for physicians to consider to help themselves avoid stress and burnout.
  • What the AHCA Would REALLY Mean to Doctors The GOP's proposed new healthcare bill has passed the House and awaits Senate attention. What impact would this bill have on physicians?
  • Physician Wealth and Debt Report 2017 This Medscape report examines physicians' net worth and debt, including school loans, mortgages, investments, and whether they are savers or spenders.
  • Motherhood, Medicine, and Career Challenges Women physicians who want to raise a family and achieve career goals have different routes to accomplish that. How do they feel about their decisions and what it takes to have both?