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2009-02-27 16:55:00

Court finds patient-physician relationship is entitled to "exceptional protections" LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a legal victory that preserves the patient-physician relationship and promotes competition, an Arkansas state court has ruled that Baptist Health, Arkansas' largest hospital system, acted improperly by inappropriately restricting hospital admitting privileges and interfering with the continuity of patient care. (Logo:...

2008-10-15 09:00:47

Doctations, Inc., a unique Internet-enabled Healthcare Software as a Service, designed to improve collaboration among doctors and patients and TeleVox, a leading provider of communications solutions announced they have signed an Agreement to offer the Doctations.com physician customers automated messaging services. Under the agreement, the Doctations online medical system will offer TeleVox's automated messaging technology, HouseCalls, as a service to their customers. TeleVox's technology...

2008-09-23 15:00:10

After waiting far longer than one would like, you hear the words you have been waiting for... the doctor will see you now. Sadly, this scenario is the reality for far too many Americans. "Many patients feel that the long wait is not met with adequate face time with their doctors," said Dr. Marcia Whalen, partner at Newport Medical Consultants. "The minimal time they are allotted to spend with their doctor is not enough to adequately address all of their medical concerns let alone discuss...

2008-08-25 03:00:43

By Kandle, Kirk There's urgency in her voice when Dr. Kerri Remmel, 54, talks about her work as director of University Hospital's Stroke Center. Remmel and her team are battling the nation's number-three killer in a region that's known as "the Stroke Belt" because high smoker rates and poor diets have led to more high-blood-pressure patients. In her quest to cure she's found a way to practice "telemedicine" - giving her, in effect, the capacity to be in more than one place at a time - even...

2008-08-04 12:01:30

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Justice Services, Inc., which has successfully helped physicians and dentists defend themselves against meritless medical malpractice lawsuits for the past six years, has introduced a new way for physicians and dentists to fight back against defamation on the World Wide Web. The program, which prevents defamatory online postings about physicians on doctor rating sites and blogs, solves a problem that's exploded in the past year, according to...

2008-07-10 06:00:49

BOSTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients in Massachusetts give their primary care physicians high marks for communicating effectively and for showing them respect, according to the results of a statewide survey released today by Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP). However, the survey also found wide variability in results among primary care practices, and significant opportunities for improvement in key aspects of patient care, such as always informing patients of test...

2008-07-04 03:00:06

By Fortin, Sylvie Alvarez, Fernando; Bibeau, Gilles; Laudy, Danielle Abstract This article takes as point of departure the quality of the doctor-patient relationship to consider contemporary medicine's often compromising commitments to both technological enterprise and applied human science. The authors argue that this relationship is located within a tension at the heart of the clinic, between the demands of cutting-edge medicine (and ever-advancing technology) and the demands of a medical...

2006-04-24 15:03:20

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Black Americans are more likely than whites to distrust the health care system, in part because a lack of insurance forces them into emergency rooms or clinics where they build up no rapport with doctors and nurses, researchers said on Monday. A national survey of 432 blacks and 522 whites found the former "were significantly more likely than whites to report low trust in health care providers," wrote Chanita Hughes Halbert of the University of Pennsylvania in...

2006-04-24 15:30:44

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Black Americans are more likely than whites to distrust the health care system, in part because a lack of insurance forces them into emergency rooms or clinics where they build up no rapport with doctors and nurses, researchers said on Monday. A national survey of 432 blacks and 522 whites found the former "were significantly more likely than whites to report low trust in health care providers," wrote Chanita Hughes Halbert of the University of Pennsylvania in...

2006-02-03 12:19:50

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Shared decision-making between patients and their doctors is frequently rated as a negative experience by patients, according to the results of a small study appearing in the Annals of Family Medicine. Proponents of shared decision-making believe that it makes medical visits more satisfying for both doctor and patient than does a one-sided decision-making style. Yet, data on the actual benefits that shared decision-making provides is limited. Dr. George W....


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