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Student Loan Repayment Assistance for Physicians

March 7, 2018

With costs of medical school continuing to rise at unprecedented rates, and a widening income gap, the federal government offers numerous student loan repayment assistance options for loan forgiveness, repayment and deferment.

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Filed under: Article, Physician, Financial Management, Personal Finance

Physician Leadership in Community Health Builds Healthy Communities

March 2, 2018

Physicians and hospitals are beginning to build more infrastructures focused on community health. As health care continues to adapt to an aging population and a consequential epidemiologic transition from acute illness to chronic disease, physician leadership in community health becomes an increasingly important factor in providing medical care.

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Filed under: Article, Practice Manager, Physician, Community Health, Leadership

Why Healthcare Practices Should Consider Starting a Medical Blog

February 23, 2018

Your patients are online, and they’re searching for information about their symptoms. Maintaining a medical blog for your practice is an effective way to take advantage of this changing landscape of online medical knowledge and virtual physician-patient relationships.

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Filed under: Digital Practice, Article, Practice Manager, Marketing & Practice Building

Proofreading Tips for Business Professionals to Prevent Harmful Typos

February 2, 2018

Typographical errors are not just a concern for fastidious grammar geeks and English teachers. They can have a real impact on your business and your reputation. They can suggest a carelessness that might reduce your credibility, and could result in factual errors that could have practical implications. Understanding a bit about how the brain processes written words—coupled with some simple proofreading tips for business professionals—can help prevent these problems.

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Filed under: Article, Practice Manager, Physician, Practice Communication, Public Relations & Communication

Can Curatives Kill? Reducing the Risk of Medication Error

January 26, 2018

Adverse Drug Events and Medication Errors

An adverse drug event (ADE) is defined as “harm experienced by a patient by exposure to a medication.”1 The Institute of Medicine says an ADE is “an injury resulting from drug‐related medical interventions.”2 Like any adverse event, occurrence of an ADE does not necessarily indicate an error or poor quality care. However, adverse drug events account for nearly 700,000 emergency department visits and 120,000 hospitalizations annually.1

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Filed under: Prescribing & Medication, Article, Practice Manager, Physician, Medication Errors
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