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Patient portal use has a positive impact on preventive health behaviors

Patient Portal Use Has Positive Impact on Preventive Health Behaviors

Portal users more likely to be younger, white, have commercial insurance, higher annual income
Minority racial and ethnic groups are more likely to perceive the importance of seeing a health care provider who shares or understands their culture

Racial, Ethnic Minorities Want to See Doctor Who Shares Their Culture

Minorities more likely to report difficulty seeing a culturally similar health care provider
Medicare graduate medical education payments increased significantly from 2000 to 2015

2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments

Increase mainly due to indirect payments, primarily inpatient costs rather than resident-to-bed ratio
In the published literature

Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature

But effect size may be smaller than reported, especially for objective quality measures
Many older adults are not quite ready to embrace telehealth

Older Adults Have Mixed Feelings About Telehealth Visits

Only 4 percent of older adults have had a video-based telehealth visit in the past year

September 2019 Briefing – Family Practice

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for September 2019. This roundup includes the...

September 2019 Briefing – Internal Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Internal Medicine for September 2019. This roundup includes the...
Telecontraception -- the provision of contraception through a website or smartphone app -- is feasible and seems safe for patients

Telecontraception Seems a Promising Option for Patients

Adherence to guidelines high for patients with medical contraindications to oral contraceptives
From 1999 to 2016

Percentage of Women in Internal Med Residencies Increasing

But percentage of women entering nine subspecialty fields decreased; lowest increase seen in cardiology
Female physicians remain underrepresented in adult cardiology

Women, Minorities Underrepresented in Cardiology Workforce

Women making gains in pediatric cardiology, but number of minorities remain low in adult, pediatric practice