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How Online Medical Info Impacts Patient-Provider Relationships

November 19, 2018 - The slew of online medical information is impacting patient-provider relationships, according to a new survey from Merck Manuals. The survey of 240 family physicians found that patients are increasingly accessing online medical information and self-diagnosing using that information. This is resulting in increased patient-provider interactions, respondents said. Eighty-two percent of...


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by Sara Heath

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Docs Say Patient Engagement Technology Drives Education, Experience

by Sara Heath

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by Sara Heath

A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that providers are overprescribing antibiotics for minor respiratory tract infections potentially in an effort to increase patient satisfaction scores. The study, which looked at...

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by Sara Heath

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Low Health Literacy Costly for Payers, Health Plan Simplification Needed

by Sara Heath

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Patient-Provider Communication, Education Key for Opioid Prescribing

by Sara Heath

Open patient-provider communication is essential for providers looking to combat the opioid crisis, according to a recent report from the Medical Group Management Association. The report, Combatting the Opioid Epidemic: Effective Policies...

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by Sara Heath

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by Sara Heath

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School have developed a tool to help healthcare professionals test digital patient health literacy, as reported in a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet...

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by Sara Heath

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by Sara Heath

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