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At the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, we’ve long been champions of the important role primary care plays in improving health outcomes, lowering health care costs and achieving health equity. This is especially true...
The United States is confronted by its lowest number of births in 32 years, according to provisional data released by the National Center for Health Statistics.   The total fertility rate (which represents the number of births per woman...
Patients' risk of dying from medical mistakes, deadly infections and safety lapses have gotten much worse at the lowest ranked U.S. hospitals, underscoring Americans' need to check ratings of their local hospitals, new research released...
Amid one of the largest measles outbreaks in the U.S. in recent history, vaccines are on the minds of many Americans.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that the number of measles cases this year has...
Community health workers (CHWs) are trusted laypeople who help their communities achieve health and well-being. For generations, they’ve worked in church basements, shelters, and food pantries to address a variety of health and social...
ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:   Today at the White House, President Trump held an event on surprise medical bills. He announced his priorities for legislation that would end the practice, and he highlighted that the stories of two patients who had...
Hundreds of women die preventable deaths of complications from pregnancy each year in the United States, even weeks or months after childbirth, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health experts say...
Workers with a steady paycheck already know that wages have been stubbornly slow to rise. Meanwhile, those who get health insurance through a job have seen their deductibles shoot up. In fact, says Noam Levey, a health care reporter for...
The Trump administration is making fundamental changes to the Medicare program. These reforms are every bit as radical as the changes we have seen in federal policy governing employer-provided coverage and the market for individual...
With research showing that social and economic factors—such as access to high-quality jobs, education, and housing—have a greater impact on health outcomes than does the medical care a person receives, philanthropy is increasingly funding...
The great hope of the primary care initiative unveiled by the Trump administration this week is that it will finally pay doctors to use technology to stay connected to their patients and intervene before — not after — health problems arise...
Doctor On Demand is paving the way for virtual-first health care, kicking off its primary care offering with nationwide health insurer Humana. The San Francisco-based telemedicine company, which began as an urgent-care platform, has...
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“Primary care is a small slice of health spending overall, but it has a significant impact on downstream costs and quality.” - Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of HHS Washington, DC--April 23, 2019– The Patient-Centered...
To forge a path to progress in improving health care and reducing costs, payers, practitioners, and policymakers increasingly agree that we need to strengthen primary care. Mathematica’s seasoned experts continue to lead research and...
One of the biggest corporations on the planet is taking a serious interest in the intersection of artificial intelligence and health. Google and its sister companies, parts of the holding company Alphabet, are making a huge investment in...
It’s no secret that the practice of medicine is complex. Comparative effectiveness research (CER) has offered an approach to evaluate the outcomes of different health care methods and identify which treatments matter most to patients....
Lisa Love hasn't seen her doctor of 25 years since she discovered telemedicine. Love tried virtual visits last summer for help with a skin irritation and returned for another minor problem. She doesn't feel a pressing need to seek care...
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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved $44.6 million to fund 12 studies comparing the best ways to treat a range of health conditions that impose high burdens on patients, caregivers and...
Fostering Bright Futures (FBF) provides academic, social, and financial support to former foster youth pursuing a college education. Now, thanks to a major gift from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC), the program...
Walgreens is opening a series of primary care doctors' offices in some of its Texas retail locations, part of a shift toward a changing healthcare delivery model the pharmacy retail giant has previously announced. Walgreens is partnering...

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