Post Tagged with: "primary care"

More (or less) Hope and Change (for the worse) In Healthcare: Are Doctor Shortages Really All Due To Training Bottlenecks?

More (or less) Hope and Change (for the worse) In Healthcare: Are Doctor Shortages Really All Due To Training Bottlenecks?

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July 22, 2014

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EDUCATION:

There is no doubt that Affordable Care Act has changed the landscape of medicine in the US. Now, private practice is becoming a thing of the past. Financial pressures, increasing regulatory requirements, electronic medical records and outrageously complex coding systems are forcing long time private physicians to enter into agreements with academic centers and large hospital systems in order to survive.

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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

What can Rwanda teach the U.S. about primary care?

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December 4, 2013

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POLICY, PROVIDERS:

As reviewed on this blog and in many other sources, the relative underinvestment of resources in primary care in the U.S. has a great deal to do with the fact that we spend far more on health services than anywhere else in the world but rank near the back of the pack in key health metrics such as life expectancy, infant mortality, and disability compared to other high-income countries.

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Christina Thielst, Host of Christina's Considerations

Pressure to Attest for Meaningful Use

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November 30, 2013

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POLICY, WELLNESS:

I recently received a question via a referral from a friend and want to share it with my readers.

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Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

“Down Jobbing” to Primary Care Technicians?

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November 17, 2013

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POLICY:

“Which naturally prompts the DMCB to offer it’s own definition of down-jobbing: the historical movement of medical treatment from higher to lower levels or locations of health care services.”

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As health cost increases moderate, consumers will pay more: will they seek less expensive care?

As health cost increases moderate, consumers will pay more: will they seek less expensive care?

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June 30, 2013

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Health care & health policy:

By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn First Posted at Health Populi on 6/18/2013 While there is big uncertainty about how health reform will roll out in 2014, and… Read More ›

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MD Opts Out And It’s Working

MD Opts Out And It’s Working

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June 3, 2013

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Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, Innovation/innovative companies, Medical Ethics, Patient Safety, Payment, People in healthcare, POLICY, Technology in healthcare:

By Dave Chase First Posted at Forbes on 5/23/2013 Dr. Rob Lamberts is an entertaining and informative writer who has been chronicling his departure from… Read More ›

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Tampa Stakes its Claim to Lead Healthcare into the Future

Tampa Stakes its Claim to Lead Healthcare into the Future

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May 21, 2013

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Change Management, Entrepreneurs, Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, Innovation/innovative companies, Medicine: wellness & disease, Patient Safety, Payment, People in healthcare, POLICY, RESEARCH, Wellness:

By Dave Chase First Posted at Forbes on 5/9/2013 Jim Clifton, the Chairman of Gallup, makes a strong case that we’re in World War III… Read More ›

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When It Comes to Nurse Care Managers in Primary Care Settings, It’s Not “Build or Buy,” It’s INVENT or Buy

When It Comes to Nurse Care Managers in Primary Care Settings, It’s Not “Build or Buy,” It’s INVENT or Buy

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April 24, 2013

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Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, People in healthcare:

By Dr. Jaan Sidorov First Posted at Disease Management Care Blog on 4/21/2013 The Passenger Pigeon. The Dodo bird.  The primary care clinic nurse.  All… Read More ›

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Bending the cost-curve: a proposal from some Old School bipartisans

Bending the cost-curve: a proposal from some Old School bipartisans

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April 22, 2013

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Change Management, Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, Payment, People in healthcare, POLICY:

By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn First Posted at Health Populi on 4/22/2013 Strange political bedfellows have come together to draft a formula for dealing with spiraling health… Read More ›

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Retail Clinics for Chronic Conditions Like Asthma, Hypertension, Lipids and Diabetes Mellitus: A Look At the Value Proposition

Retail Clinics for Chronic Conditions Like Asthma, Hypertension, Lipids and Diabetes Mellitus: A Look At the Value Proposition

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April 19, 2013

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Cardiovascular, Change Management, Diabetes & metabolic syndrome, Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, Payment, People in healthcare, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, POLICY:

By Dr. Jaan Sidorov First Posted at Disease Management Care Blog on 4/16/2013 To the delight of skeptics, pundits and bloggers everywhere, U.S. health reform… Read More ›

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