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Online Map Reveals Geographic Disparities in Care for Autism

May 16, 2017 - Research from the Journal of Medical Internet Research used crowdsourcing and data scraping methods to create an online map that revealed significant geographical disparities in care for individuals with autism. The interactive GapMap, created by a team from Stanford Medicine, showcases the US’s autism spectrum disorder (ASD) populations.  The resource reveals that the...


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CVS Retail Clinics, VA Partner for Care Coordination, Access

by Jennifer Bresnick

Phoenix-area veterans who typically receive care through the Department of Veterans Affairs will have a new option for minor ailments: a local CVS Minute Clinic.  In an effort to improve care coordination and expand access to care for veterans,...

APIs, EHR Data Integrity, Patient Access Key to Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Before providers can truly embrace value-based care, they must focus on making some significant improvements to the healthcare industry’s basic electronic health record ecosystem, states the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)...

AHA Details Survival Strategies for Urban, Rural Hospitals

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities has released a new report outlining population health strategies and best practices to ensure that patients in rural and inner city areas...

Retail Clinics May Expand Access to Care, But Don’t Cut ED Costs

by Jennifer Bresnick

Retail clinics have often been floated as a lower-cost alternative to emergency department visits for patients with minor complaints, but a new study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine indicates that patients might not really be trading the...

Reviewing the Progress of Health Data Access, Interoperability

by Sheri Stoltenberg

Vice President Joe Biden may not be the most likely champion for improving healthcare data interoperability, but that was exactly the topic of his speech at this May’s seventh annual Health Datapalooza, a public-private conference focusing...

Primary Care Access Aids Diabetes Chronic Disease Management

by Jacqueline Belliveau

As the healthcare industry transitions to value-based care, more providers are putting primary care physicians at the center of chronic disease management programs. However, many physicians wonder how to reach out and provide quality care for...

Population Health Management More Complex for Rural Children

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Healthcare organizations may need to reevaluate their population health management strategies when it comes to children who live in rural areas. A recent study in the May edition of Pediatrics found that rural children are more likely to develop...

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