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While a pressure exists on the U.S. health sector to continuously incorporate new and innovative technologies, consumers and physicians both agree that those technologies should be used to improve engagement and convenience when managing health.

 

Editor’s Note: See APMA’s EHR Decision Guide for DPMs on APMA.org.

Visit https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/consumers-and-physicians-say-convenience-must-be-foundation-any-health-strategy to view the full article online.

 
Five positions on physician impairment that were adopted by the ACP Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee have been published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

 

Editor’s note: Are you struggling with addiction? There is help. Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing for resources on substance abuse, burnout, work–life balance, and more.

Visit https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/clinical-care/5-part-guideline-set-address-impaired-physicians to view the full article online.

 
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From setting up appointments online to minimizing wait times, this seven-part side-scrolling article provides helpful insight to what conveniences most patients will expect from the average medical facility.

 

Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/7-conveniences-patients-expect-todays-medical-practices to view the full article online.

 
Employees with employer-sponsored health insurance are perpetually struggling with the cost of their health care, as there has been 55% increase to health insurance premiums over the last 10 years. 

Visit https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/report-shines-harsh-light-cost-high-deductible-plans-consumers to view the full article online.

 
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The Department of Health and Human Services received nearly 4,000 comments regarding its proposed rules regarding interoperability.

 

Editor’s note: See APMA’s comments to CMS on interoperability, and our EHR resources to help you choose the right EHR for your practice.

Visit https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/industry-cheers-spirit-but-not-fine-print-in-hhs-interoperability-rules/556099/ to view the full article online.

 
While it is estimated that nearly 20 percent of people have experienced an unprofessional or unethical interaction with a physician, these instances of misconduct are often widely underreported.

Visit https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/clinical-care/oversight-board-survey-says-physician-misconduct-remains-widespread-underreported to view the full article online.

 
What Patients are Reading
Some experts believe that chunky footwear trends of recent years can result in major podiatric problems due to heavy soles.

Visit https://www.bustle.com/p/are-chunky-trainers-bad-for-your-feet-some-experts-say-yes-17941561 to view the full article online.

 
Style does not have to be sacrificed for comfort, even when standing for long periods of time. Podiatrists recommend stylish shoes that meet specified requirements to keep your feet comfortable.

Visit https://www.tsnn.com/news/best-shoes-trade-show-organizers-and-exhibitors-according-podiatrist to view the full article online.

 
This seven-part article provides a list of podiatrist-recommended products that will help to soften your feet for the summer.   

Visit https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/how-to-get-soft-feet to view the full article online.

 
These eleven summer sandals are podiatrist recommended and will help to keep your feet cool and comfortable in the summer heat.

 

Editor’s note: APMA’s video on how to avoid a Flip-Flop Fiasco is on YouTube. Share with patients!

Visit https://news.yahoo.com/11-summer-sandals-feet-love-144700652.html to view the full article online.

 
The need for a practice administrator with the correct skillset is ever-present, but there are many prerequisites that each candidate must meet to qualify for the position.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/business/how-hire-right-practice-administrator to view the full article online.

 
Sandwich-generation mothers who are also practicing physicians face a high risk of career burnout if they are simultaneously taking on the additional responsibility of caring for individuals who require special care.

 

Editor’s note: Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing for resources work–life balance for physicians. Yes

Visit https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/physician-health/higher-physician-burnout-risk-moms-sandwich-generation to view the full article online.

 
Device security in health-care organizations is a major concern, as the WannaCry malware has affected a large number of hospitals and is still attacking health-care companies by hacking into their networks.

 

Editor’s Note: Learn more about network security with APMA’s Health IT resources on APMA.org.

Visit https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/wannacry-malware-still-hitting-healthcare-organizations/555786/ to view the full article online.

 
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