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June 2018 Briefing - Dermatology

Mon, Jul 2, 2018

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Dermatology for June 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Providers can take practical steps to improve practice efficiency and increase insurance reimbursement, according to an article published in Dermatology Times.

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Decision Tree Model Can ID Behaviors Linked to Sunburn Risk

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A decision tree analytic technique shows the interactive effects of sun protective behaviors on the likelihood of sunburn, according to a study published online June 27 in JAMA Dermatology.

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AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling on medical schools and residency programs to incorporate electronic health record (EHR) training into their curricula.

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New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Greater reproducibility and higher concordance are seen for melanoma staging with the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) classification of cancer staging, the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th edition (AJCC 8), which includes revisions to definitions of T1a versus T1b or greater, according to a study published online May 18 in JAMA Network Open.

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Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Health care communication technology is a determinant of patient satisfaction in younger patients, according to a report published by Black Book Market Research LLC.

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Higher Rates of Cancers Observed Among Flight Attendants

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Flight attendants have higher rates of specific cancers compared with the general population, according to a study published online June 25 in Environmental Health.

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AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The American Medical Association (AMA) recently adopted new ethical guidelines on medical tourism to help physicians understand their responsibilities when interacting with patients who seek or have received medical care outside the United States.

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AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency

MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- At the annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians adopted policy declaring drug shortages an urgent public health crisis.

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More Cash-Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies

THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More patients are paying for health care services with cash, and this means physician practices need a comprehensive billing policy, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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Considerable Costs Associated With Switching EHR

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Switching electronic health record (EHR) systems can result in increased efficiency and productivity gains, but there are significant costs associated with the switch, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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AMA Vows to Improve Access for Docs Seeking Mental Health Care

MONDAY, June 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The American Medical Association (AMA) recently adopted a policy aimed at improving physician access to mental health care in response to physician depression, burnout, and suicide.

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Sun Defenses Up in Transplant Patients After Skin Cancer Study

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For organ transplant recipients, participation in a skin cancer research study is associated with increased use of multiple sun protection behaviors, according to a research letter published online June 6 in JAMA Dermatology.

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How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Data breaches affecting health care systems or their partners need to be addressed quickly, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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Topical Rapamycin Effective for TSC-Related Facial Angiofibromas

FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Topical rapamycin seems effective for tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-related facial angiofibromas, according to a study published online May 23 in JAMA Dermatology.

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Skin Cancer Examinations More Likely for Indoor Tanning Users

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Engaging in ultraviolet (UV) indoor tanning is associated with increased use of skin cancer examinations, according to a research letter published online May 30 in JAMA Dermatology.

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Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Online physician reviews tend to be skewed positively, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

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CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of being uninsured varies by occupational groups, according to research published in the June 1 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There is considerable variation in office-based physician visit rates by patient age and sex, according to a June data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

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Facial Morphing Program May Deter Young Adults From Tanning

FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A facial morphing intervention may reduce skin cancer risk behaviors among young adults, according to a study published in the June issue of Body Image.

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Convolutional Neural Network Tops Clinicians for Melanoma ID

FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The diagnostic performance of a deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN) seems better than that of dermatologists, according to a study published online May 28 in the Annals of Oncology.

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