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COVID-19 threatens our health care system in the present but also risks its future by delaying the adoption of value-based care. The longer we proceed under pure fee-for-service models, the longer health care costs will spiral with limited...
A new interactive database from KFF’s Kaiser Health News (KHN) and Guardian US reveals that many of the more than 900 U.S. health care workers who have died in the fight against COVID-19 worked in facilities with shortages of protective...
The field of medicine has long skewed white and male. Only 5 percent of the American physician work force is African-American, and roughly 2 percent are Black women. Emergency medicine is even more predominantly white, with just 3 percent...
The Trump administration on August 11 announced it is further transforming the nation’s rural healthcare system by unleashing innovation through new funding opportunities that will increase access and improve quality. The Community Health...
Most companies don’t have a chief medical officer, but more are exploring their options as they seek health expertise. Traditionally, companies with CMOs tended to be health-care or pharmaceutical companies or big hospital systems, where...
In response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the American Society of Clinical Oncology recommends, “to conserve health system resources and reduce patient contact with health care facilities,… that cancer screening...
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced July 15 the official launch of Time for Care, a campaign that reinforces the importance of accessing primary health care. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans have appropriately focused...
According to new data published June 26 by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the U.S. could see an estimated shortage of between 21,400 and 55,200 primary care physicians by 2033. Those figures are part of the overall...
Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said Tuesday that he thinks institutional racism has played a role in the disproportionate impact the coronavirus outbreak has had on the Black community in the U.S. "...
ATLANTA—June 23, 2020—Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) [a PCC Executive Member] was awarded a new $40 million grant to fight COVID-19 in racial and ethnic minority, rural and socially vulnerable communities by the U.S. Department of...
This video begins with a short interview of Michael Lipp, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). The interview is followed by a panel discussion (beginning at 15:31) that addresses advanced...
WASHINGTON  —  Even as hospitals and physicians’ offices nationwide struggle to stay afloat amid the downturn caused by coronavirus, a small group of clinics is thriving, sustained by a model of care that many experts hope could reshape...
SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2020 -- Innovaccer, Inc., a leading healthcare technology company [and a PCC Executive Member] released its research-based report, titled "What COVID-19 Means to American Healthcare: Trends, Impacts, Predictions,...
The COVID-19 pandemic has unmasked many weaknesses in our public health and health care systems. But the outbreak also has accelerated, within weeks, useful health care innovations that would have normally taken years to develop. A strong...
Many small doctors’ practices...are struggling to survive as many patients shelter at home and put off consultations for all but the most urgent issues. Although they’re still ministering to patients amid a health crisis, they’ve been...
While there are no hard numbers, there are signs that many small [primary care practices] are barely hanging on. Across the country, only half of primary care doctor practices say they have enough cash to stay open for the next four weeks...
In the fight against COVID-19, health care systems have canceled surgeries, shuttered some primary care offices, created COVID-19 wards and left dental chairs empty to prevent the virus’s spread. And as asked, many patients heeded...
Covid-19 has exposed many weaknesses in American life, including the vulnerabilities of the US health care system. In a nation that already trailed other rich countries in access to health care, America’s primary care is imperiled by this...
Dr. Joseph Betancourt, a primary care physician and chief equity and inclusion officer at Massachusetts General Hospital, spoke to NPR about how health disparities cause minorities to be more susceptible to the coronavirus. (audio - radio...

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