November 28th 2023
Patients turn to their primary care physicians for answers, making them a key member of a treatment team.
Difference in completion rates between in-person visits and telehealth visits was stark
November 27th 2023
Physicians can improve patient outcomes, accountability, and the financial bottom line through a hybrid focus on social determinants of health.
Private insurance covered over half of the visits, with Medicare, Medicaid, workers’ compensation, or self-pay accounting for almost 30%
November 22nd 2023
Medical researchers have largely gone to white men to participate in studies. Health care leaders outline ways to cast a wider net, which will lead to better research and treatments for patients.
The 5th Annual Advanced Practice Collaborative™
Advancing Care in Erosive Esophagitis: Towards a Path of Complete Healing
Doctors listen to patient preferences…if they are white
Study finds doctors more likely to listen to patient preferences if they are white and make at least $75,000 a year
U.S. population getting older, according to latest Census figures
Median age stays the same in just four of the 50 states as Baby Boomers turn grey.
Staying ahead of the competition: 7 methods physicians can use
Today's hospitals and medical practices face the challenge of remaining relevant in an extremely dynamic, competitive, and evolving market.
How remote therapeutic monitoring helps physicians improve patient care and education
One lasting legacy of COVID-19 is acceleration of patients’ acceptance of remote care management technology.
How physicians can learn to say no
How physicians can stop saying yes when you really want to say no.
The benefits of providing culturally competent care
Being sensitive to the needs of patients from diverse backgrounds produces better health outcomes
AI good for medical advice, but referrals need work
Researchers analyze how ChatGPT responds to public health questions.
The dollars and sense: How AI-driven data insights drive value
Prioritizing the patient and employee experience starts with advanced listening and analytics, not more paper surveys.
Patients say U.S. health system is failing them, according to new poll
Patients say they want more time with providers and find it too difficult to get appointments.
Health technology eases anxiety in patients with chronic conditions, study finds
All technology interventions substantially improved mental health, but those supported by physicians and other providers were shown to be most effective.
Retail clinic claims volume up 200% from 2017-2022
Primary care physician claims down 13% in that same timeframe
Could technology make health care more human?
Or have the divisive opinions of the health care community left this question unanswered?
How physicians can focus on the positive in health care
Dwelling on the negative is not the best strategy for physicians.
7 things physicians should never say to patients
Saying the wrong thing to a patient can harm that relationship or even contribute to a malpractice lawsuit
Lack of transportation often leads to skipped medical care
Study shows that one-fifth of adults with no transportation skipped medical care last year
HIMSS23: Are they patients or customers?
The patient experience is different than the customer experience
HIMSS23: The future of price transparency
What do the price transparency rules mean to physicians and will they really lower prices?
Understand patient expectations to foster loyalty
What delights patients and what leaves them wanting more?
How physicians can make a great first (and last) impression
Physicians never get a second chance to make a first impression with a patient.
Staffing shortages and increasing collection struggles hurt practices
Lower patient volume and challenges collecting payments can push practices to the brink
Patients have renewed interest in STI exams after post-Covid spike
Primary care physicians should be aware that patients have a renewed interest in STI-related appointments following a spike in STIs post-Covid.
Morning Medical Update: Community Garden grows patient-physician bond; The impact of shared medical visits; How much water do you really need?
The top news stories in primary care today.
Finally, a model that puts primary care first
Physicians and employers are tired of waiting for the government to fix health care. So they came together and fixed it themselves.
Employers must look beyond health insurance to help employees afford care
Paying for health care is a burden in America, and employers – including medical practices -- need to look at alternatives to traditional health insurance
Morning Medical Update: Disability advocates call for required masking; More medical schools withdraw from U.S. news rankings, Free clinics open in Las Vegas schools
Medical misinformation is making it harder to treat patients
COVID outcomes were negatively affected by misinformation
Earning adherence: How physicians can motivate patients to better manage chronic diseases
Patients often find it hard to keep to a long-term treatment plan, but there are ways physicians can help
Morning Medical Update: Fewer Than 10% of Patients Screened for Food Insecurity During Pandemic; Global warming causing earlier, more intense allergy seasons; Retail Health Clinic Access Increased by 51% During Pandemic
Popular nutrition plans: Building a plan for patients with obesity
The pros and cons of popular diet plans.
Morning Medical Update: Can artificial intelligence be used to diagnose influenza?; ER’s Error Lands a 4-Year-Old in Collections (For Care He Didn’t Receive); A new law will help mobile clinics cast a wider safety net
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