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Emergency Medicine Physicians Diagnose Skin Conditions Through Tool Without Consulting Dermatologists
Source: Penn Medicine
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania studied how physicians use a software diagnostic tool for skin conditions. This innovative tool, VisualDx, helps physicians diagnose dermatological disorders without needing to consult with an actual dermatologist. The software provides almost 30,000 images for the primary care or emergency medicine physician to compare to the individual needing treatment. The researchers think this tool could aid in the accuracy of diagnoses while reducing the likelihood of harm due to misdiagnoses. View the complete article here.
Patient Satisfaction Rates Drop to Worst in Nine Years
Source: Winston-Salem Journal
The overall healthcare score for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in 2015 is 75.1 percent, which is the lowest it has been since 2006. Last year the score was 77.6 percent and 80 percent in 2013, according to the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index. The index’s managing director states the “rising demand” of the newly insured is “outpacing supply, coupled with increasing healthcare costs” which leads to lower satisfaction. There was also a 10-point decline for emergency room satisfaction. Read the complete article here.
What do you do with your earned miles and hotel points from traveling?
Most people join rewards programs to earn miles or points to be used for traveling. Points can be cashed in for free flights or hotel stays. This can be particularly beneficial for locum tenens physicians, who could potentially earn points while traveling on someone else’s dime. If you are part of a rewards program, how do you use your points?
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