Category: Providers Perspective

Portland doctor responds to racism in the emergency room (Column) | OregonLive.com

As white supremacists and neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, a Portland doctor tweeted about her own experience with racism here in Oregon. Dr. Esther Choo’s Twitter thread about patient prejudice in the emergency room has been shared more than 22,000 times since

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How does the EHR drive burnout? Let’s count the ways.

How does the EHR drive burnout? Let’s count the ways. By understanding this, we can develop countermeasures to lower the impact and reduce the risk of physician burnout. We’ve all seen the studies that show that for every hour we

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ERs Can Improve Population Health in Rural Areas

 Emergency physicians in Michigan propose a new health care delivery model for rural populations that depends on a partnership between emergency medicine and primary care and seeks to reverse the trend of failing health in underserved parts of the country.  Their proposal

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A new approach to rural healthcare

In healthcare, conventional wisdom holds that seeking treatment for a non-emergency condition in a hospital emergency room is both expensive and highly inefficient. But a plan drafted by emergency physicians in Michigan turns that belief upside down, at least as far as

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Dr. Lawrence Weed, Pioneer in Recording Patient Data, Dies at 93

Dr. Lawrence L. Weed, who created a system for organizing patient information that is used all over the world, at a lecture in 1971. CreditVisualDX Dr. Lawrence L. Weed, who introduced a system for organizing patient data in the 1950s

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Sloppy Citations of 1980 Letter Led To Opioid Epidemic

A one-paragraph letter, barely a hundred words long, unwittingly became a major contributor to today’s opioid crisis, researchers say. “This has recently been a matter of a lot of angst for me,” Dr. Hershel Jick, co-author of that letter, told

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A new doctor discovers the ‘gritty’ downside of modern medicine

I arrived at the hospital, white coat and stethoscope in hand. It was my first day as a doctor, and I was filled with a nervous mix of optimism and excitement. I walked up to the medicine team room, entered

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A lifetime in emergency medicine: Meet Flossmoor’s Dr. Bernie

For two generations, south suburban paramedics and other medical professionals have known him as “Dr. Bernie.” Dr. Bernard Heilicser is an emergency room physician, a teacher, an expert in medical ethics and an active volunteer member of the Flossmoor Fire

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ER nurses are leaving. Patient satisfaction is a major reason why.

I have been an emergency physician for 12 years.  I have had the opportunity to learn from and try to emulate an impressive number of amazing clinical physicians.  These doctors seemed god-like at first, but as my training and career

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How much are patients to blame for ER overuse?

The U.S. rings the bell on health care spending, and some point fingers at patients themselves. But why do patients choose the paths they choose? Just about every shift, I and my coworkers shake our heads, and wonder what may

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