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The nation’s supply of primary care physicians is helping Americans live longer but a sliding “per capita supply” is a worrisome trend for U.S. population health, new research in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine shows. The new JAMA...
Every 10 additional primary care physicians per 100,000 population was associated with a 51.5 day increase in life expectancy, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. Using that same metric, an increase in 10...
PORTLAND, Ore. — The one-day immunization clinic at David Douglas High School in Portland, Ore., was hectic on Saturday, with a wait of 45 minutes to over an hour just to see a nurse. But Cameron Wagner said that after balking this long at...
JOURNAL: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine FUNDERS: National Institutes of Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation While sleep questionnaires are commonly completed by children...
The federal government is launching a challenge competition to explore the use of artificial intelligence to predict health outcomes and improve health care delivery. Adam Boehler, director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid...
As clinicians, we witness firsthand the barriers patients face when they need mental health care—barriers with deep roots in our culture and in the systems that dictate how we treat patients and pay for care. Mental health has long been...
Dive Brief: CMS may move to push early adoption of infrastructure​ promoting transparency and stymieing data blocking, Adam Boehler, the head of the agency's payment model testing and innovation center, hinted Wednesday. Speaking...
Two decades ago, my personal and professional lives collided when my wife was diagnosed with cancer. Together we experienced the lack of transparency and synchronization across the health care continuum. That changed the lens through which...
In a briefing on Tuesday February 12th, 2019, CareFirst’s president and CEO, Brian Pieninck discussed the future of healthcare and what role CareFirst will play in actualizing that future. One important part of the conversation was...
There’s even an acronym for them: HNHC, which stands for those high-need, high-cost patients who it’s estimated make up only 5% of U.S. patients but account for about 50% of healthcare spending. And while lots of studies have focused on...
HHS released on Monday two proposed rules that requires insurers to provide electronic health records to patients at no cost for certain plans by 2020. In two long-anticipated rules, the CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for...
The authors of this paper recommend the integration of health care quality improvement measures for health literacy, language access, and cultural competence. The paper also notes the importance of patient-centered and equity-based...
What form will the “health plan of tomorrow” take? In short, it will be a digitally enabled, consumer-centric experience focused on prevention and wellness, according to a new report. As more disruptors like Amazon and Google take an...
Many things affect your health. Genetics. Lifestyle. Modern medicine. The environment in which you live and work.  But although we rarely consider it, the degree of competition among health care organizations does so as well. Markets for...
Each year, millions of Americans walk out of a doctor’s office with a misdiagnosis. Physicians try to be systematic when identifying illness and disease, but bias creeps in. Alternatives are overlooked. Now a group of researchers in the...
Receipt of primary care is associated with significantly more high-value care, slightly more low-value care, and a better health care experience, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine. David M. Levine, M....
Alison McGrory-Watson, a private cook who lives in Deep River, had serious medical problems, including Hepatitis C and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), when she was assigned Nichole Mitchell as her primary care provider at...
In many ways, North Carolina highlights the potential and the challenges facing health care and public health in America. The state is home to leading health systems and health care innovators capable of delivering state-of-the-art care,...
Health foundations are increasingly recognizing that their mission is not simply to award grants to deserving nonprofit organizations, but rather to play a catalytic role in improving the conditions that influence health, especially at a...
Primary care physicians can curb healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes via telemedicine and new payment models and purchasing options, witnesses told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Tuesday. In a...

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