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Month: October 2017

New Research: Doctors are Better than Self Symptom Checkers

· In the News ·

According to a recent article published by Huffington Post, doctors are much better than symptom-checker programs at reaching a correct diagnosis. Researchers found in a head-to-head comparison, human doctors with access to the same information about medical history and symptoms as was put into a symptom checker got the diagnosis right 72% of the time, compared to 34% for the apps. Although the internet is convenient, it is important to remember doctors are taught in medical school to consider broad diagnoses which include rare conditions and life-threatening diagnoses.

To read about this article, please visit Doctors Significantly Better Than Google, According To New Research


Celebrating National PA Week

· In the News ·

In honor of National PA Week, RPM wishes to send a special thank you to all the PAs who assist our specialist with making rural community care more accessible. Your profession has helped move healthcare forward. #PAweek

Thank you

National PA Week: Oct. 6-12

· In the News ·

Each year we celebrate National Physician Assistant (PA) Week from October 6 – 12 . This is a time to recognize the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness and visibility of the profession. National PA week is celebrated this week due to the first graduating class of PAs from the Duke University PA program on October 6, 1967.

A special thank you to all PAs, especially those who serve rural communities so patients can receive the care they deserve. #PAweek #PApride