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Effective population health management relies on the seamless, coordinated work of a multi-faceted care team, yet the majority of clinicians feel unable to communicate with more »

The American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control have announced the launch of a new Type 2 diabetes prevention effort targeted at the more »

The healthcare industry could be short up to 90,000 physicians by 2025 if current demand continues to outstrip new graduates, warns the Association of American more »

Providing cooperative, community-based post-discharge care coordination for elderly patients can help to reduce preventable hospital readmissions, finds a study published this month in the American more »

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking public comment on its advanced primary care models intended to provide better care coordination, more personalized more »

UCLA Health System is dealing with a major superbug crisis after carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), spread by dirty endoscopes, was implicated in the deaths of two more »

CMS is adding more stringent patient care quality metrics to its Nursing Home Compare website in order to improve transparency around the effectiveness, safety, and more »

Powerful clinical decision support tools harnessing the potential of big data analytics may make it easier for physicians to set their patients on a standardized more »

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 »

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 »

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