Telehealth News, Making Sense Out of Telehealth – Healthcare News Brief

David BeardEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Uncategorized Clinical Education

Telehealth News, Making Sense Out of Telehealth, Telehealth News Trends - Medical News Brief

Telehealth News, Making Sense Out of TelehealthA Medical News Brief from Med-ChallengerDepending on the day, you’ll either hear that telehealth (aka telemedicine or telecare) is heading into a decline or it is booming – or both. Part of that is because we’re not segmenting telehealth companies properly. While telehealth, three years ago, might have been a largely undifferentiated concept, practice … Read More

Criminal Prosecution of Medical Errors, Vaught Case Fallout – Healthcare News Brief

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Medical Errors, The Vaught Case - Medical News Brief

Criminal Prosecution of Medical Errors, Vaught Case FalloutA Medical News Brief from Med-ChallengerThe RaDonda Vaught case isn’t the first or last case of medical errors rising to the level of criminal prosecution, but has stirred up a lot of fear, particularly in nursing environments. The recent Husel trial, raising issues of intent and action, likewise has dipped into the murky … Read More

The Battle Over Scope of Practice – Medical News Brief

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The Battle Over Scope of Practice - Medical News Brief

The Battle Over Scope of PracticeA Medical News Brief from Med-ChallengerThe Affordable Care Act didn’t create the scope of practice issues, but it certainly accelerated them by changing the nature of employment for most physicians. The arguments over scope are practice are the product of financial pressure in healthcare systems, ever-expanding knowledge requirements, sub-specialization of medicine, staff shortages, and even … Read More

Knowledge Gaps in Pain Management and Opioid Therapy

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Knowledge Gaps in Pain Management and Opioid Therapy Still Remain

Knowledge Gaps in Pain Management and Opioid Therapy Still RemainKnowledge Gap Medical News BriefA study was published this month on knowledge gaps in pain management for primary care providers, covering over 5,500 clinicians – including physicians, APRN’s, RN’s, pharmacists, and physician assistants. It is a long study, conducted by a major Continuing Medical Education firm (Rockpointe), but well worth the … Read More

Point of Care Ultrasound Growth, Promise and Pitfalls of POCUS

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound News - Growth, Promise and Pitfalls of POCUS

Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Growth, Promise, and Pitfalls of POCUSPoint of Care Ultrasound News BriefClinical procedural use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is expanding rapidly. Currently, expectations are for point of care ultrasound equipment sales to double every 7 to 8 years. The broader equipment base, and rapid adoption, have often outstripped insurance and Medicare reimbursement, as well as certification and appropriate use. … Read More

Healthcare Employment Down 524,000 Since COVID Hit

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Healthcare Employment Down Since COVID Hit

Healthcare Employment Down 524,000 Since COVID HitSince COVID-19 hit, healthcare employment is down.We circulate a lot of articles around Challenger, mostly dealing with medical education, technology in education, certification changes, and – did I mention medical education?  Today’s medical news brief looks at healthcare employment figures and trends since the pandemic. One article that gave us pause started with a … Read More

Artificial Intelligence in Medical Diagnostic Imaging

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artificial intelligence in medical diagnostic imaging

AI in Medical Diagnostic ImagingArtificial intelligence continues to make strides in medical imaging and diagnostics of certain conditions, such as breast cancer.A number of years back, Challenger attended an IBM Watson conference.  The AI demonstration they were giving at the time was a Watson machine trained to identify basal cell carcinoma from high resolution imaging. They were interested in whether … Read More

Is It COVID Misinformation? Clinicians Under Scrutiny for Spreading COVID Misinformation

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COVID Misinformation

Is It COVID Misinformation?Clinicians who spread COVID misinformation are coming under increased scrutiny by medical boardsThe news this week is filled with articles about the FSMB, specialty society, AMA, and ABMS organizational statements about certification and licensure for physicians “spreading misinformation.” We’ve put together the latest news on the subject… There’s the ground-up personalization article from NPR, which starts with … Read More