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Is the Affordable Care Act inhibiting Direct Primary Care?
July 20, 2016
DPC allows more time for patients and frees physicians from some reimbursement burdens but policymakers are opposed to it because it makes certain ACA provisions unworkable.
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Hospitals flirt with accepting patient-generated health data, AHA finds
More providers than ever are giving patients access to medical records, the American Hospital...
Study finds team training effective to reduce medical errors and patient deaths
Training that focused on coordination, communication and cooperation was shown to cut patient...
Self-Rated Health proven to be a reliable predictor of outcomes, research finds
Patients who reported not feeling well tended to have higher levels of virus and inflammation than...
Few young doctors training to treat elderly patients
The deficit of properly trained physicians is expected to get worse. By 2030, one in five Americans...
St. Vincent's saves $5.8 million with ACO, population health programs
The hospital said participating in the MissionPoint accountable care organizations enables it to...
Harvard, Mass General study finds big pay gap between male and female doctors
The National Institutes of Health funded research that found childrearing, work-life preferences...
Palliative care can add to families stress burden, study finds
Caregivers can provide palliative care when they have the experience, training and time, but new...
#HIT100 top 6-10 named
This next set of Twitter influencers, much like the top 5, includes familiar faces.
Providers tell staff not to play Pokemon Go at work
Mass General and other systems, including some smaller rural hospitals, are already finding the new...
CMS looks to expand Diabetes Prevention Program into Medicare
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services also proposed new fees to boost chronic care as well...
Staff scheduling tools help manage employees to make the practice run smoothly, getting doctors and nurses to the right place when they're needed.
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5 tips for switching to a new EHR
September 28, 2015
Business strategies for minimizing the financial impact of electronic health record replacement.
ICD-10 debuts, angers doctors already
October 02, 2015
"It doesn't help the patient, it doesn't help us," one doctor explained of ICD-10. "This is going to slow us down more. It's a crazy environment."
Is a direct payment model right for you?
October 05, 2015
Nearly half of independent practices are considering a transition to new payment model in the next 3 years, largely because those physicians get to spend more time with patients.
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The highest hurdles ACOs face
September 14, 2015
Accountable care organizations' top challenge is one that some 80 percent of ACOs face on an ongoing basis.
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How to get a handle on credit card processing fees
Markups and fees can be costly additions to the direct cost of card transactions. Learn what to look for and what you can negotiate.
Drilling down on condition-specific mobile apps
Medical Practice Insider sorted a formulary of 65,000 mobile healthcare apps to find the highest-rated tools for patient condition management.
How to talk with patients about genetic testing
Informed consumers want to know if they are at risk for certain diseases and what they can do to manage their personal health over a lifetime. Here's how to respond to common questions.
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One pediatrician’s case against telemedicine
Jun 15, 2016
If you think your smartphone is more apt than your pediatrician, Chad Hayes writes, perhaps it's time to find a new doctor.
Retail won't replace medical practice, but there are lessons to be learned from new clinics
Apr 04, 2016
At a time when providers are being challenged to become more innovative, it seems reasonable to think one good place to look for ideas or inspiration might be the retailers who've made...
4 ICD-10 mistakes to avoid
Mar 24, 2016
Six months in and coders are encountering issues. Let's take a quick look.
Brief interventions ineffective for reducing unhealthy drug use
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An Innocent Mistake or Intentional Deceit
Practicality in Uncertainty: What it really takes to navigate the ICD-10 delay
Band-Aids for Bullet Wounds: Why Healthcare Mandates Don't Work
The VNA Strategy: Balancing Workflow and Enterprise Imaging Management
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