Health care costs increasing physical and mental problems for patients
Study finds mounting costs and confusing billing statements are taking a toll on Americans' health
House committee drills down on CDC future, actions in COVID-19 pandemic
More authority? More oversight? More data? More communication? Physicians, lawmakers, public health experts ponder what lessons will make a difference going forward.
Federal court to consider Medicare drug price negotiations of the Inflation Reduction Act
Pharmaceutical giant Merck sues HHS, CMS directors in first legal challenge to law passed last summer.
Morning Medical Update: Face masks and wildfire smoke; Non-sterile, single-use pneumatic tourniquet cuffs conservation strategies; Suicide assessment tool
The top news stories in primary care today.
Smoking cessation: The time is now
Is tobacco use still a national health problem? Yes, and primary care physicians are in position to help patients quit.
Nurses face widespread bias, study finds
Patients are the biggest offenders, but many also encounter racism from colleagues and supervisors
Employers use various tactics to find and keep health care staff
AMGA survey lists responses to a job market that remains a challenge in 2023.
HHS-OIG touts investigations of fraud, but says resources are limited
Semiannual report to Congress highlights last six months of enforcement actions involving physicians and millions of dollars.
Nonprofit hospitals pocketing the cash rather than providing more charity care
Profits and cash reserves increased, but charity care stagnant
Morning Medical Update: Johnson and Johnson shot no longer authorized in U.S.; 22% of diabetic adults don’t know their A1C levels; Storing e-bikes and e-scooters inside can be dangerous
Digital Pulse: AI can improve predictions for invasive breast cancer; A chatbot is helping patients with their cancer care; Google takes over your Fitbit
The latest health care technology news
Abolishing out-of-pocket medication fees could reduce health care costs
Study finds providing medications for free lowered median health care spending by $,1641 annually
Immunity to change: Building a healthy paradigm in the health care workplace
Health care for patients starts with the health of the team.
Five months into 2023, staffing remains a challenge for health care
Some staffing problems stabilize with financial incentives, and technology helps, but AMGA report shows predictions for this year hold true.
The growth of Medicare Advantage and its impact on providers
Higher administrative costs hurt providers, but technology can help
Morning Medical Update: New CDC director; 63% of children do not receive mental health services after firearm injury; Suicide attempts peak season
Allopathic, osteopathic physicians provide similar quality and cost of care
Study finds no clinically important differences regardless of condition or severity
6 critical steps (plus one) for successful digital vendor selection
It’s tough and getting tougher in any industry, and especially health care. Here are best practices to find a tech partner to ensure a long-term return on investment.
National unemployment rate inches up as health care adds jobs in May
Other sectors grow as president, GOP debate U.S. economic strength.
Morning Medical Update: Eyedrops to slow progression of nearsightedness; U.S. life expectancy problem; 1 in 5 physicians intend to leave medicine in next 2 years
Your password habits depend on what generation you are in
Understanding the generational differences in password habits can help secure your practice
Unequal treatment: States with the greatest costs
Health care expenses, lost productivity, premature deaths are adding up to billions in costs for the nation, a new study says.
More funding needed to address social health determinants: study
Lack of funding, strict eligibility requirements are barriers to enrollment in existing assistance programs
Patients want physicians to answer quickly when calling at ‘the digital front door’
Survey examines yearly evolution of patient, doctor feelings on access to care.
Despite sanguine signs, it’s still hip to be a market bear
A current investing fad is to be stubbornly bearish.
IT pros overconfident about their ability to detect and remediate malware attacks
Health care continues to be a top target for hackers, and IT professionals may overestimate their abilities to prevent attacks from happening.
In an era of extreme burnout, how can physicians find the time and support to properly prioritize SDOH with patients?
Assessing and improving social determinants of health begin with the patient-physician relationship.
Morning Medical Update: U.S. teen birth rate hits historic low; Chemical in common sweetener destroys DNA; More than 80% of drug users test positive for fentanyl
Creating EHR Products Doctors Love: Tips for Enhancing User Experience and Optimizing Workflows
Health care organizations join forces to promote equity
New coalition provides steps members can take to end racial injustice in health care
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