By working with groups that represent chronic disease patients, insurers can save money on costly therapies while ensuring patients have access to the treatments they need, according to a recent Health Affairs blog post.
Cultural differences can present one more challenge for doctors, writes Marjorie S. Rosenthal, M.D., as a guest contributor on CommonHealth.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients of color face significant health outcome disparities compared to their white counterparts. A team at the University of Chicago has dedicated itself to easing these inequities and finding ways to establish trust between these patients and their healthcare providers, enabling them to work together to ensure the patients' health and improve their long-term outcomes, according to the university's Science Life magazine.
Whether they're struggling to pay down medical school debt or a big mortgage or they're helping their children pay for college, doctors have options if they want to increase their earnings, reports Medscape.
Nearly 1 in 4 Michigan nurses said they're aware of patients dying due to low staffing levels, but the poll found divisions among respondents on whether their managers were addressing these issues, according to the Lansing State Journal.
Fully-integrated care is the wave of the future in healthcare, and one health system has used it to cut emergency room visits and improve medication management for heart failure patients, according to a blog post at NEJM Catalyst.
Changing trends in healthcare delivery have some physicians and designers rethinking the way practices are physically laid out, according to an article in Healthcare Design. Through a project called Clinic 20XX, a group of designers sought to reinvent health care delivery in order to better deal with areas in which current facilities fail to meet patient's needs.
In an effort to improve care quality and coordination, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island plans to arm primary care providers with the power of data.
Medical errors remain a major problem within the healthcare industry, ranking as the third-leading cause of death in the United States. To move the needle in a meaningful way, providers must adopt the aviation industry's mindset on mistakes, according to a MedPageToday column.
The unintended creation of disparities caused by the Meaningful Use program has reached a new low.