Adolescent privacy and the EHRApril 1st 2019
Adolescents are more likely to see a healthcare provider if they are certain their private information will be kept confidential. Here’s how to create a secure environment for these patients within your electronic health record (EHR) system.
What to do if you get sued for malpracticeMarch 1st 2019
Pediatricians are less likely than other specialties to be sued, but when losing or settling a suit, their payouts are among the highest. Here’s what to expect if you get sued.
Improve mental health access: Collaboration, integration, and telepsychiatrySeptember 1st 2018
Pediatricians are quite capable of caring for both the physical and mental health of patients. Here is how embedding mental health services into your practice and collaborating with community mental health professionals can accomplish both.
8 truths about pediatricians in 2017-and a few fallaciesDecember 1st 2017
We’ve been asking the same basic questions in our Annual Issues and Attitudes Survey for the past 4 years and listening to your answers so that we can discern any trends in your thinking and professional behaviors. The jury is in on 2017, so here are some of the key findings. No P values here, but lots of anecdotal comments. And still some interesting feedback on what you’re confronting and juggling from patients, parents, and payments.
Safety first: How to avoid missteps when prescribing medicationsOctober 1st 2017
Medication errors are all too common in pediatric practice, whether in the hospital, home, or office. Here’s helpful advice how to avoid the hazards of pediatric prescribing and medication missteps.
Pediatrician compensation: Are you earning enough?June 1st 2017
Readers of Contemporary Pediatrics will be pleased to know that according to Merritt-Hawkins, one of the nation’s leading physician search firms, the average starting salary offered to recruit pediatricians rose from $195,000 in 2015 to $224,000 in 2016, a 15% increase. You may be curious how your current compensation as well as your compensation model compares with that of your colleagues. More importantly, there may be ways for you to earn more-or avoid a painful pay cut if your patient visits are dwindling.