Pathologists and surgeons are crucial allies in the cancer treatment process—together diagnosing almost all cases of cancer. The two disciplines have long communicated with each other, and with other clinicians, through the use of narrative reports. However, recent years have heard increased calls for pathologists and surgeons to reconsider the shortcomings of narrative reporting and heed the growing body of evidence supporting synoptic reporting
How do you determine if a procedure was successful? Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are increasingly important in evaluating results of treatment. Given that the patient must be considered as the center of any healthcare system, PROs also impact physician evaluation. This can be a difficult new reality for physicians who are used to being evaluated only
Mobile medical apps can help surgeons enhance the quality of the care they provide to their patients. mHealth apps can assist with everything from alerting you to potential medication interactions, to informing your patients about risks, to improving electronic medical documentation. There are many apps available for your iPad, and today we’d like to cover just a few of them.
Accurate electronic medical documentation is vital to patient safety, especially when it comes to avoiding surgical errors. Malpractice cases are in the news constantly, and there’s no shortage of articles that provide details about various surgical instruments left in patients after surgeries have been completed. Being accused of malpractice costs physicians a significant amount of money
The various types of medical transcription solutions have improved in quality over the years. However, which methods are getting the best results when it comes to clinical documentation improvement? There have been many studies completed on the effectiveness of synoptic reporting, and these studies indicate that this method has proven to be the most effective in