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The Institutes of Medicine (IOM) recommend an increase in patient-centered care techniques to help manage more than 100 million Americans experiencing chronic pain.  As the more »

How effective is the patient-centered medical home? A series of studies argue that coordinated care is worth the effort. The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) has more »

Patient engagement is often seen as the key to preventative care, effective chronic disease management, and cost containment.  Despite the spread of accountable care arrangements more »

Healthcare providers and community leaders work to bring population health management to patients across the nation. Population health management projects run the gamut from nation-sized more »

Learn how Community Regional Medical Center boosted patient satisfaction scores by streamlining the delivery and documentation of medication teaching at the patient bedside. Discover how more »

Automated phone calls are cheaper than human labor for patient follow-up, but may not be equally effective. Patient follow-up programs that use automated telephone interactions to more »

How can providers overcome the challenges of creating the patient-centered medical home? There are a lot of good things to be said for the patient-centered more »

An additional 9 million Medicare patients may be eligible for lung cancer screenings under a new CMS proposal to cover the costs of the test. more »

The Patient Experience Council offers six suggestions for creating a patient-centered care environment for engaged, empowered patients. Patient-centered care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) more »

Are retail clinics really a viable solution to overcrowded emergency departments packed primary care calendars?  A new study from the American Journal of Managed Care more »

The Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes Chicago (ECHO-Chicago), a population health management program centered at the University of Chicago, has received $1.55 million in grant more »

The increased use of data analytics for speedier clinical trials, more efficient regulation, and better population health management is at the top of the priorities more »

Medicare patients undergoing major surgery experienced more serious and numerous complications at hospitals with a propensity for providing aggressive and intensive treatment, says a study more »

While it may seem like a tired trope to associate getting older with ever louder complaints about memory loss, researchers at the University of Kentucky more »

End-of-life planning for elderly or terminally ill patients should be adequately reimbursed by Medicare and Medicaid, says a Congressional letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, more »

Thanks to a three-year Center of Medicare and Medicaid Innovation award, the Association of American Medical Colleges and a group of five academic medical centers more »

The 95% effective hepatitis C therapy that made the healthcare industry do a double-take at the $1000-per-day price tag is presenting some serious medication adherence more »

The majority of hospitals may be putting patient safety at risk by overusing antibiotics, warns the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in a new study more »

An increase in the number of drug-based interventions may not reduce the risk of blood clots for hospitalized patients, according to a new study from more »

After announcing earlier this year that it would no longer offer tobacco products in an effort to transition into the patient care space, CVS stores more »

One in ten emergency department visits are for conditions that do not require emergency services and could be better treated through primary or urgent care, more »

Adding information about a patient’s occupation and workplace into their electronic health record can help providers at community health centers paint a more complete portrait more »

Researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill have developed an interactive online tool to help healthcare organizations tackle one of the most insidious more »

An increase in screenings, better preventative care, and more robust population health management techniques have contributed to the significant decline in the number of strokes, more »

Reducing preventable readmissions is one of the most important goals for cutting healthcare costs, says a poll of healthcare quality improvement experts by ASQ, and more »

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