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Dentist association pushes to curb opioid painkillers

Dentist association pushes to curb opioid painkillers

By Associated Press  |  March 27, 2018

The American Dental Association announced a new policy Monday that "essentially says eliminate opioids from your arsenal if at all possible," said Dr. Joseph Crowley, the group's president. The Chicago-based group represents around 161,000 dentists.

Idaho to require personal details of women getting abortions

Idaho to require personal details of women getting abortions

By Associated Press  |  March 26, 2018

Idaho will require abortion providers to report how many times their patients have terminated a pregnancy in the past and other personal information under the latest anti-abortion law approved in the conservative state.

A better after-visit summary

A better after-visit summary

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  March 17, 2018

Modern Healthcare set out to find a better version of an after-visit summary, asking around the industry to help create a form that is useful for patients and providers alike.

Medical schools lack clear policies to include students with disabilities

Medical schools lack clear policies to include students with disabilities

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 15, 2018

As Match Day approaches, a new report suggests medical schools don't have clear policies to assist students with disabilities, and many students fail to request help as they worry it could hinder their success in that hyper-competitive environment.

Data Points: Medical errors still challenge the industry

Data Points: Medical errors still challenge the industry

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 10, 2018

It's been 19 years since the landmark report “To Err is Human” shook up the industry. Since that time, considerable attention has been paid to reducing medical mistakes, but the industry still has a long way to go.

Verma: Meaningful-use overhaul is coming

Verma: Meaningful-use overhaul is coming

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 06, 2018

The CMS will overhaul its meaningful-use initiative that compelled providers to adopt electronic health records. Medical stakeholders have been complaining for years that the program is burdensome and hard to implement by CMS deadlines.

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