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Should we write that patients are “pleasant” in medical notes?

When writing medical notes, some clinicians include an appreciation of their patient’s personality and disposition in their opening line (the “chief complaint”), or when they’re wrapping up (in the “assessment and plan”), or in both locations. You know — it goes like this: “CC:  Ms. Smith is a very pleasant 62-year-old woman admitted with …” or: “A/P:  To summarize,… Read More »

Americans Overwhelmingly Want Federal Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Three-quarters of the public — including a majority of Republicans — want the federal government to protect patients from being stuck with surprise medical invoices after they are unwittingly treated by doctors or medical facilities that are out of their insurance network, a poll… Read More »

Artificial intelligence could streamline, speed medical imaging, RSNA says

A report from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) indicates artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies could improve medical imaging. The study, published in the Radiological Society of North America’s journal Radiology, advocated for new machine learning methods for clinical imaging data, such as tailored, pre-trained model architectures and distributed machine learning methods.… Read More »