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With record attendance, more than 600 physicians, residents, medical students and stakeholders gathered in Sacramento on April 24 to bring the voice of medicine to legislators for the 45th annual California Medical Association (CMA) Legislative Advocacy Day. Wearing white coats, physicians converged on the Capitol to educate legislators about critical health care …

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) will host a telebriefing to provide the healthcare community in Los Angeles County with updated information on the measles outbreak and critical information regarding immunization recommendations, as well as exclusion and quarantine orders for contacts of a person confirmed to …

For every hour a physician spends with a patient, two hours are spent doing administrative work – a stat frequently cited in the healthcare industry. But what does this actually mean? I’ve witnessed physician burnout first hand in healthcare, as an orthopedic surgeon and now as a technology partner to many large healthcare …

What You Need to Know About Legislative Advocacy Day It’s the 45th Annual Legislative Advocacy Day (week) when the medical societies and CMA convene in Sacramento to talk policy and to share opposition or support for legislation that impacts physicians and their ability to care for patients.  We will hear from California Governor …

This article originally appeared on the PatientPop website After polling healthcare practices in 2018 to understand how they approach the challenges of online reputation management, we turned our focus to the patient perspective. PatientPop asked 839 people about online reputation in general and patient reviews specifically. We wanted to know …

Delivering best-in-class patient care begins and ends with efficient, effective communication. Used well, clinical communication improves care outcomes, drives clarity throughout diagnosis and treatment, and reduces issues for caregivers and patients. Used poorly, bad clinical communication means rework, disruption, frustration, and poorer outcomes for the patient. Here at TigerConnect, enhancing …

2018 may be over, but there are still last-minute opportunities to manage and minimize your tax liabilities before the filing deadline, especially for self-employed doctors who are business owners. Lower Your Taxable Income The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 introduced a very generous tax deduction, known as …

This article originally appeared on athenainsight, athenahealth’s thought leadership publication athenahealth offers medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health services. athenahealth combines insights from a network of more than 160,000 providers and approximately 117 million patients with deep industry knowledge and performs administrative work at scale. For …

Increasingly, patients are complaining about physicians with poor bedside manners.  This leads to an erosion of trust – the foundation of establishing and maintaining a positive doctor/patient relationship. We all recognize this type of physician – they always seem rushed, don’t provide a proper greeting, may not know our name, …

CalHealthCares is a new loan repayment program that incentivizes physicians to provide care to Medi-Cal beneficiaries by repaying educational debt up to $300,000 in exchange for a five-year service obligation. All awardees will be required to maintain a patient caseload of 30 percent or more Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The inaugural application …