Top benefits and risks of sharing notes with patients | Medical … – ModernMedicine

What happens when patients have access to the notes physicians write about them? While there is evidence that providing patients with unfettered access to their electronic health record (EHR) improves communication and treatment adherence, many physicians remain skeptical. Physicians attending the American College of Physicians (ACP) conference in San...
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ABIM touts certification to restore patient trust – ModernMedicine

While arguing that board certification is a tool to regain patient trust, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) defended its own credibility with its member physicians while outlining testing options to provide internists with greater flexibility. Starting in 2018, internists can choose to participate in two-year assessments, a...
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WHO Launches Program to Reduce Medication Errors – ModernMedicine

Medication errors cost an estimated $42 billion worldwide each year. The World Health Organization is launching a program to combat such errors. The initiative is called the Global Patient Safety Challenge on Medication Safety. Its goal is to address the weaknesses in health systems that allow medication errors to...
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Global Telemedicine Market will reach USD 38.00 Billion by 2022: Zion Market Research – Yahoo Finance

global telemedicine market</a>&nbsp;was valued at approximately USD billion in 2016 and is expected to reach approximately USD billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of around between 2017 and #8221; data-reactid=”5″>Sarasota, FL, March 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zion Market Research has published a new report...
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States Continue Trend to Reduce Telemedicine Barriers – The National Law Review

Friday, March 31, 2017 In 2016 and now in early 2017, state legislatures and regulatory boards continue to enact laws and rules setting telemedicine practice standards. Such standards generally include clarifying the definition of telemedicine as well as providing standards related to prescribing in an online setting, patient informed...
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Charleston Gazette-Mail | WV Senator amends telemedicine bill to … – Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette-Mail file photo With a little more than a week to go, a second bill to restrict access to abortion is moving in the West Virginia Legislature. The first, House Bill 2002, would originally have prohibited physicians from waiving parental notification in adolescent abortions and...
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Ohio Board Relaxes Telemedicine Policies to Allow Prescribing – mHealthIntelligence.com

March 30, 2017 – Ohio physicians can use telemedicine to prescribe both non-controlled and controlled drugs – as long as they meet a long list of guidelines. The two rules passed earlier this month by the Ohio Medical Board, 4731-11-09 and 4731-11-01, enable physicians to establish a doctor-patient relationship through...
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State medical marijuana laws continue to expand – ModernMedicine

The promise of much-needed tax revenues is helping lead more states to pass legislation allowing the prescription of medicinal marijuana, and clinicians and pharmacists should become familiar with the potential effects on patients and healthcare costs. That’s according to speakers at the AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual...
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Payers strategize to manage opioid use | Managed Healthcare … – ModernMedicine

How managed care organizations manage opioid utilization and some of the limitations to those management strategies was a hot topic at the AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting, in Denver. LenzKimberly Lenz, PharmD, clinical pharmacy manager, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Tyson Thompson, PharmD, clinical consultant...
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FDA approvals for specialty drugs to pick up in 2017 – ModernMedicine

The specialty drugs market is seeing increased competition and important advances in cancer and orphan drug development, including specialty generics and biosimilars, according to an update presented at the AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting in Denver. Following December’s FDA approvals of the intravenous biosimilar Lartuvo (olaratumab)...
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