The health care system's shift from paper to electronic health records left providers struggling to balance medical documentation needs and providers' time interacting with patients face to face. But at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, hospital leaders took a unique approach and got patients more involved in the data entry process—a move that reduced provider data entry time and produced cost savings, hospital leaders write in NEJM Catalyst.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that, although she believes the American Clinical Laboratory Association raises valid questions its lawsuit, she must dismiss the suit because "Congress expressly precluded judicial review of issues such as these."
An autumnal chill is (almost) in the air, your favorite TV shows are returning to prime time—and in yet another biannual rite of fall, you're probably seeing a flurry of campaign ads as we enter the final stretch of the midterm Congressional elections.
Obesity is a serious public health threat, but too many doctors attempt to treat their obese patients using aggressive, impersonal tactics such as "fat-shaming" that simply don't work. Research suggests there is a better way to approach these conversations and help patients with obesity, Michael Hobbes writes for the Huffington Post's "Highline."
It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks, but for doctors, research suggests it may be harder to unlearn old treatment habits—resulting in overuse that can be harmful to patients and costly for the health care system, Aaron Carroll writes for the New York Times' "The Upshot."
Personality 'types' are a controversial topic among psychologists, with some arguing that it's just not possible to group billions of people into a handful of types. But a recent study published in Nature Human Behavior suggests that, in fact, all people fall into one of four previously unidentified personality types.