Blog Category: Health Industry

IBD Medical Home Interview

Dr. Regueiro interviews medical professionals across the various disciplines in the IBD Medical Home at the Cleveland Clinic. This patient-centric treatment model assembles both physical and mental health practitioners at the community level, delivering best practices in prevention, screening and …

Increased Doctor Workloads Can Compromise Patient Safety

A survey published in JAMA Internal Medicine, revealed that 40 percent of doctors believe that the number of patients that visited them over a period of one month often exceeded safe levels. 36 percent of these doctors reported a …

Major Changes to CPT Codes for Psychiatry in 2013

Effective January 1, 2013, major changes to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)—the AMA codes used for billing and documentation for all insurers will take place. Five areas of the psychiatric codes section are being modified or eliminated.

Changes to the current…

Psychiatrists Paid Less But More Satisfied

According to a 2012 Medscape Physician’s Compensation Report, Psychiatrists earn slightly less than many other specialists, but they are among the top in terms of overall job satisfaction. [Read more…]…

Experts Convene to Focus on Medication-Development Slowdown

This month the American Psychiatric Association assembled experts from academia, the pharmaceutical industry, venture-capital firms, advocacy groups, and government agencies to discuss the serious decline in the number of medications being developed to treat psychiatric illnesses. The summit was moderated …

Do Family Physicians Read Clinical Synopses Beyond Email Alerts?

A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) studied 41 family physicians to evaluate whether they retrieved clinical research synopses that they previously read as email alerts.

The researchers point out that the environment …

First “Virtual” Clinical Trial Allowing Patients to Participate Regardless Of Geography

Pfizer Inc. announced that it is conducting the first-ever randomized clinical trial under an investigational new drug (IND) application that manages study participation entirely using electronic tools and allows patients to participate in the clinical trial regardless of their proximity …