Academic surveyors find 56% of consumers anticipate better healthcare through AI

More than 40% of Americans are generally OK with the thought of AI reading their chest x-rays. Moreover, some 12.3% are very comfortable with the prospect. However, only 6% are well at ease with the notion of a cancer diagnosis coming from an algorithm, and just over a quarter are only “somewhat comfortable” with that … Read more

Medicare Pays Women in Ophthalmology Half What it Pays Men

Medicare pays female ophthalmologists only half of what it pays men, according to data analysts. The disparity in median annual reimbursement doesn’t appear to be changing, even as more women enter the profession, said Omar Halawa, a medical student at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, who helped crunch Medicare’s publicly available numbers. About $80,000 … Read more

Preparing for Radiology Appropriate Use Criteria Clinical Decision Support Reporting Requirements

However, this mandate has been pushed back annually since 2016 when it was first supposed to go into effect, and there are questions if it will be delayed yet again. Several medical imaging societies are calling on Congress to repeal the AUC/CDS mandate because their believe it will cause delays in care, involve more administrative … Read more

What’s in a Name? Protecting Your Practice Brand

The business of medicine has changed over the past few decades and now, with the widespread use of social media by medical and dental practices, branding is more important than ever. I have several clients with fantastic and creative names and logos which they widely promote across the country. When choosing a name for a … Read more

Simplified Hypertension Screening Methods Can Be Trustworthy

This article was originally published in Spanish on Medscape. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Simplified methods for measuring blood pressure that are based on two or even one single measurement instead of the recommended three can be reasonably trustworthy and more efficient for detecting hypertension in large populations, concludes a new study published in PLOS Medicine. … Read more

3 in 4 Docs Employed by Hospitals, Corporate Entities: Report

Marcus Welby, MD, was a fictitious hometown doctor featured in a TV drama with the same name that was shown on ABC from 1969 to 1976. Played by actor Robert Young, Welby treated his patients through their bouts with breast cancer, impotence, and Alzheimer’s illness. Welby likely wouldn’t recognize the practice of medicine today, where … Read more

LGBTQ+ Docs Often Not Compensated for Extra Work

LGBTQ+ people in academic medicine are doing the legwork ― showing up at conferences, speaking, presenting, and educating ― but rarely are they paid for their time and expertise. Often being the only LGBTQ+ people in their respective spaces, there isn’t anyone else to do it, so it is expected of them. It’s part of … Read more

‘Outbid on 3 Houses!’ Doc’s Nightmare in Crazy Housing Market

After more than a decade of moving because of medical school, residencies, and international fellowships, Abhi Kole, MD, PhD, is ready to put down roots. But he’s learning that buying a house in today’s housing market is easier said than done. In the past 6 months, Kole, an internist at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, put … Read more