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Anna Mueller, MS

Anna Mueller is Transonic Marketing's resident jack-of-all-trades combining her Masters in Biomedical Engineering, Inbound Marketing Certificate and love of technology to manage everything from technical manuals to social media.

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Physician Ethical Dilemmas: 4 Interesting Stats

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Feb 6, 2019 7:30:00 AM

As a physician, you’ve likely faced some ethical dilemmas throughout your career. These decisions can not only have an impact on the patient’s life but yours as well. Medscape surveyed over 5,000 physicians in varying specialties to see how they felt about common ethical issues. Here is a look at four interesting statistics from that report.

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What to Know About CMS' Final Physician Payment Rule for 2019

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Jan 21, 2019 7:30:00 AM

In November, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) issues their final physician payment rule for 2019. Now that the new year is underway, you’ll likely begin noticing the impact of various changes laid out by the new rule. 

Here are the top four points about CMS’ final physician payment rule to know:

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How do Physicians Feel About the Future of Healthcare? 4 Interesting Stats from the Future of Healthcare Survey

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Dec 12, 2018 7:30:00 AM

When you chose to become a surgeon, what made you want to pursue the occupation? Was it the opportunity to help others? Your interest in medicine? Maybe someone recommended the profession to you?

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Topics: Work-Life Balance, Hospital Administration

5 Stats to Know About Medical Student Life and Education

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Nov 20, 2018 7:30:00 AM

The decision to attend medical school can involve many factors. Medscape spoke with 2,400 residents about what made them want to study medicine as well as their experiences during their education. Here is a look at five interesting stats from Medscape’s Medical Student Life & Education Report.

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Topics: Hospital Administration

7 of the Most Influential U.S. Physicians and Healthcare Leaders

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Nov 7, 2018 7:30:00 AM

As a physician, your work is inherently influential:

You profoundly impact the lives of your patients and their loved ones on a regular basis. Like most healthcare professionals, you’re not in this line of work for the glory and praise, but rather for the opportunity to make a lasting difference and improve the lives of the patients under your care.

However, several physician leaders stand out above the others and, every year, Modern Healthcare chooses50 influential physician executives and leaders

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5 Interesting Stats to Know About Residency

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Oct 3, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Residency is a time to expand clinical skills and develop future career plans. It is also a time of excitement, stress and other challenges not faced in medical school. Here, we look at some of the surprising sentiments from residents collected in Medscape’s Resident Salary & Debt Report and Resident Lifestyle & Happiness Report.

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How Female Surgeons Can Negotiate Higher Salaries

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Sep 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM

While many organizations across the country have launched efforts to promote gender equality in the workplace, the gender pay gap still exists. And even though women make up 80% of the healthcare industry, according to data shared by The Advisory Board, female doctors earned an average of $105,000 less than their male counterparts in 2017, according to survey data from Doximity.

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Transonic Announces Release of Reusable Charbel Micro-Flowprobes®

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Jul 19, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Intracranial and extracranial flowprobes designed to reduce risk of intraoperative and postoperative stroke, reduce time in operating room.

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Our CABG Patency Assessment Program Improves Outcomes

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Apr 17, 2018 7:55:00 AM

The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) established in the Affordable Care Act has further focused hospital efforts to improve quality and patient outcomes.

In a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) report to Congress, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery was ranked as having the highest potentially preventable readmission rate. Volume flow measurement provides an objective, intraoperative assessment of the quality and patency of grafts and could help prevent costly re-operations and readmissions.

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Topics: CABG Surgery, Clinical Trends

Patient Prejudice Against Doctors: What's Behind It?

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Dec 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Nearly 60 percent of doctors report they experience bias from patients in the form of offensive remarks about race, gender, ethnicity and age, according to a survey from Medscape.

Have you ever experienced or heard of a colleague experiencing the following?

  • A patient request for a doctor of a different race, despite the physician attending to him or her being the most qualified for the procedure the patient needs
  • A prejudiced remark from a patient that an attending hears but does not address?

Anecdotes like these are plenty, but why do they occur and do they affect patient care?

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