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Millennial physicians opting out of the Hippocratic Oath in favor of alternatives

Written by Emily Rappleye (Twitter | Google+)  | June 05, 2017  Conducted by Medscape shows the popularity of the Hippocratic Oath, an optional vow to uphold certain ethical standards, is waning in favor of alternative oaths, or no oath at all. Medscape has surveyed more than 2,600 physicians and 134 medical students since last November… Continue reading Millennial physicians opting out of the Hippocratic Oath in favor of alternatives

Safety · Thought Provoking

Physician age affects patient mortality — unless volume is high

Written by Emily Rappleye (Twitter | Google+)  | May 17, 2017   Older physicians may increase patient mortality risk, according to a recent study published in The BMJ. The study sought to determine the effect of a physician’s age on cost, 30-day mortality and 30-day readmission rates. It was based on Medicare fee-for-service data for more… Continue reading Physician age affects patient mortality — unless volume is high

Info · News · Safety · Security

Nightmare scenario: Only 5% of hospitals annually test medical device security

    Pretty much anyone in the health IT or hacker communities could tell you that medical devices are security sieves and potential nightmares for hospitals. But new research paints an even bleaker picture. “Only 9 percent of manufacturers and 5 percent of users say they test medical devices at least annually,” according to the… Continue reading Nightmare scenario: Only 5% of hospitals annually test medical device security