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Clinical decision support in electronic health records can cut down the amount of diagnostic radiologic imaging ordered, according to a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
An updated Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts policy blindsided a patient recently because it would not cover the full cost of a her mastectomy, saying removing the breast without cancer was unnecessary.
The all-too-common secrecy surrounding superbug outbreaks at U.S. hospitals undermines promising strides the healthcare industry has made in the push for transparency, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued proposed rules last week for employer-based wellness programs which aim to reconcile guidelines under both the Affordable Care Act and Americans with Disabilities. However, the guidelines may be up for debate with other federal agencies.
A Health Affairs blog post identifies several common factors in value-based payment reform programs that have had success so far. Here are three of them.
To tackle the ongoing threat of sepsis--which contributes to as many as 50 percent of all U.S. hospital deaths--the medical community must change the way it responds to this deadly condition, according to a commission published in The Lancet.
Sometimes the best a primary care physician can do for a patient is simply to have a conversation, according to an opinion piece in MedPage Today by Andy Lazrismm, M.D.
More physicians are using electronic health records, but that doesn't mean that more of them are happy about it.
When two doctors started the Do No Harm Project at the University of Colorado-Denver, it was simply because they recognized that healthcare overuse is "an urgent ethical issue" in the medical field, said co-founder Brandon Combs, M.D., in a Thursday webinar hosted by the Lown Institute.