Imagine a future where you can with a click of the mouse see what your patients and colleagues read on the Internet this morning, what they ate for lunch, and what they're working on right now. Whether that sounds to you like a potential practice innovation or a disaster of oversharing probably indicates whether you'll have any use for Twitter, the most hyped Internet innovation of the year.
Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) was the star of the show at this year's International Stroke Conference 2009, with much discussion of expanding its treatment window, and several studies presented on gender differences in tPA treatment.
Experts sparred over whether telephone advice or telemedicine is best during a session at February's International Stroke Conference 2009 in San Diego.
A summary of approvals, recalls, warnings and alerts.
An internist is surprised by a patient's previous blood work, which shows a dramatic rise in PSA levels. There is no evidence in the medical record that the patient was informed of, or that the internist acted upon, the prior abnormal PSA result. However, the internist is certain she never saw it. What should she do next?.
Despite the 90% heritability of autism, suggesting a very strong genetic component to its etiology, zeroing in on the genetic underpinnings of this disorder has been very challenging.
There's been a lot of talk in the media lately about physicians' enthusiasm for social networking. But how will it impact on the way they practice medicine?.
ACP's outgoing president reflects on the past year with confidence that within the turbulent environment of primary care lies great opportunity.
Stimulus legislation enacted in the first two months of President Obama's administration show that the White House is serious about health care reform.
New and expensive vaccines added to the schedule for adolescents, adults and children over the last several years have created a crisis in the delivery system that threatens to reduce or eliminate the private provider's role, say experts following the issue.
Medicare's pay-for-reporting program, the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative provides more and different options for physicians to report on quality measures, and staying current on the rules and requirements can be a challenge.
In today's economy, tight financial management is more important than ever. Relative Value Units can be used as a powerful tool for financial management in medical practices.