Researchers ponder best ways for primary care to integrate mental health care
AHRQ has open comment period on new study that found at least 87 approaches to blending behavioral health with physical treatments.
Adults with disabilities face unfair treatment in health care and when applying for benefits
Study shows stark disparities in how adults with disabilities are treated in health care settings
Rite Aid files for bankruptcy; Elf Bar finds a way around ban; New mouse study could combat multiple sclerosis - Morning Medical Update
The top news stories in primary care today.
Why more patients are getting care from large provider groups
What can other providers learn from this trend?
Kaiser Permanente, striking workers announce tentative deal
Walkout earlier this month was the largest for health care workers in U.S. history.
The top 10 diseases killing Americans
Recent data shows 75% of American deaths were from these diseases.
First-time approval the goal for prior authorizations and claims
There is movement to streamline the administrative processes that are burdensome to physicians, their staff, and patient care.
Why keeping identities safe is critical in health care
How vulnerable are your medical records?
Most detailed brain map published; 2022-2023 flu season ‘highly severe’; Walgreens eyes $1 billion savings plan - Morning Medical Update
5 Reasons why AI is different in health care
Health care is one of many sectors poised for AI transformation, but it poses unique challenges, opportunities and considerations
Federal grant to train more primary care physicians for rural areas
Kentucky medical school scores $16 million to enhance, develop programs.
Patients offer reasons why they are not getting COVID-19 vaccine boosters
Survey examines slow uptake of vaccines among adults.
Patients don’t understand use of AI in health care, and many don’t trust it
Lack of knowledge leaves room for doubt even as more physicians use artificial intelligence for some element of medicine.
U.S. data breaches hit alarming new highs
Quarterly breaches are down, but for 2023, hackers are having a banner year
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New guidelines for brain death; Cleveland Clinic masking again; Clinics anxious for COVID vaccines - Morning Medical Update
Inflation up from August to September, but health care prices change little
Health insurance drops again in yearly figures of consumer price index.
Researchers describe efforts to make new digital connections with patients
Federal agency funds studies on wearables, smart devices, apps and connectivity.
Independent practices fared relatively well in patient volume during pandemic
Number of in-person visits declined less than among vertically integrated practices, study reveals
FDA forming advisory committee on new digital technologies in health care
AI is part of it, but not the only factor as physicians and patients interact with computers.
Powering AI could use as much electricity as a small country
While the health care applications look promising, there are some possibly severe side effects to the environment thanks to AI’s high power consumption
The job expectations of final-year medical residents
What are medical residents’ expectations and priorities as they prepare to enter the job market?
‘Connections among conditions’ – Heart Association defines cardiovascular-kidney-metabolic syndrome
Collaboration needed to improve health for millions of Americans with heart, kidney, weight issues.
The doctor's bag in 1923
Many of the popular tools of the physicians of the past have gone out of fashion (others haven’t) but they live on as symbols of the doctor.
Is too much regulation stifling health care innovation?
Why has innovation in health care not kept pace with other sectors of the economy? Harman Dhawan, founder and CEO of Bikham Healthcare, offers his take and some possible solutions.
Walmart expands virtual primary care for its employees nationwide
Retail giant is rolling out its virtual care program across the country after a successful test run
Red dye No. 3 banned in California; Long COVID in children is rare; Stethoscope hygiene - Morning Medical Update
Physician disciplinary actions: A message for primary care
Robert E. Oshel, PhD, an adviser to the Public Citizen Health Research Group, offers this message to primary care physicians.
Women doctors and PCPs hit hard by COVID-related burnout
Study finds overall prevalence of burnout doubled in two years
Revolutionizing the health care revenue cycle: The crucial role of interoperability standards and AI
Interoperability standards and AI have a huge impact on the revenue cycle, with potential to reshape the financial framework of health care institutions.
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