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Now that it’s upending the way you play music, cook, shop, hear the news and check the weather, the friendly voice emanating from your Amazon Alexa-enabled smart speaker is poised to wriggle its way into all things health care. Amazon has...
Although the USA spends more on health care despite having worse outcomes than other high-income nations, one area where it underinvests is primary care. Research has shown that higher levels of spending on primary care lead to improved...
Concerns about burnout among doctors are growing as new research is beginning to quantify the dangers and costs of the problem. In the past few years, researchers have found that 54 percent of doctors report feeling burned out. Doctors...
States that spend more on primary care have better patient outcomes, including fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visits, a new study concluded. However, spending on primary care remains low throughout the country, according...
July 17, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) – Increased spending on primary care is associated with decreases in emergency department visits and hospitalizations, according to The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative’s (PCPCC) 2019 Evidence...
Black patients are less likely to use patient portals than white patients, even when the technology is presented at the bedside, a new study suggests. The findings are part of a growing discussion about disparities in patients' access to...
Increasing spending on primary care lowers emergency department visits and hospitalizations, according to the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative's 2019 Evidence Report. The report from the advocacy group made up of health plans,...
Striking differences by race and ethnicity in community health and public safety outcomes, with worrying implications for America’s youth, have been documented at the county and zip code levels. To address poor outcomes and disparities,...
Research affirms what we intuitively know: The ability of individuals and families to lead healthy and productive lives is influenced by a multitude of factors. Beyond the more commonly recognized factors such as insurance coverage and...
Telehealth turned Jill Hill's life around. The 63-year-old lives on the edge of rural Grass Valley, an old mining town in the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California. She was devastated after her husband Dennis passed away in the...
Despite hospital systems and health officials calling out the need for more primary care doctors, graduates of U.S. medical schools are becoming less likely to choose to specialize in one of those fields. A record-high number of primary...
The Medicare Advantage (MA) program, which allows Medicare beneficiaries to voluntarily enroll in a private plan that administers health benefits, was established by the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 as a vehicle to bring private-...
“We know that behavioral health integration is a necessary component of primary care, desired by both patients and providers. We now need to focus on what is holding us back from implementing at scale,” stated Louise Cohen, CEO of the...
Direct provider contracting (DPC) is coming to Medicare.  Under a new announcement about reforming health care payment and delivery, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced forthcoming DPC models as part of the...
Income inequality in the U.S. has grown over the past several decades. And as the gap between rich and poor yawns, so does the gap in their health, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open Friday. The study drew from annual...
June 25, 2019 The Honorable John Thune 511 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Tom Carper 513 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Earl Blumenauer 1111 Longworth House Office...
June 25, 2019 The Honorable Suzan DelBene 2330 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative DelBene, We the undersigned organizations are writing to offer our strong endorsement of your legislation to ensure that...
A new guidance from Manatt Health and the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) offers an outline for state Medicaid agencies and the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) to create social and emotional health programming for...
Loneliness—the subjective feeling of being isolated, being left out, and lacking companionship—and social isolation—an objective measure of social networks and social connection—are growing public health epidemics among older Americans....
Nearly three years ago, we began training as primary care doctors in two residency programs at a Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital. We understood the value of longitudinal patient-doctor relationships and wagered that primary care would...

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