Looking ahead, retail health clinics and patient centered medical homes will work in concert to help with population health and chronic disease management, Peter Goldbach, M.D., chief medical officer of RediClinic and Health Dialog, said in an interview with HealthITAnalytics.
Physicians' demanding work often makes it difficult to practice the lifestyle and self-care that they recommend to patients. Respondents to a recent survey from Physicians Practice, however, rated their overall health, happiness and habits as well above average.
If you conduct regular patient surveys--as experts recommend--one of the most important metrics to watch is patients' likelihood of recommending your practice to others.
Older patients are significantly more likely than their younger counterparts to end up in the hospital following outpatient surgery, according to new research out of Northwestern University, but there are ways physicians can reduce this risk, reported U.S. News & World Report.
A new simulation program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneer Portfolio program, will allow physicians to participate in interactive role play to help reduce antibiotic overuse.
Many experts encourage patients to look outside of their institution or healthcare network for second opinions, increasing the demand for independent online services dedicated specifically to providing patients with another perspective on their diagnosis, according to The Wall Street Journal.
In a second of a two-part Fierce exclusive interview, Emily Brower, vice president of population health for Atrius Health, discusses the shared learning experiences the organization has had as a Pioneer ACO and the importance of developing partnerships to ensure care coordination.
Social media is the most important factor in managing your practice's brand today, according to a post from Physicians Practice. But despite the multitude of benefits that practices have realized by having a presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites patients access every day, the "rules" for optimizing the tool are a moving target.
Obese patients who partner with their primary care physicians to lose weight achieve double the results of those who get their support elsewhere, according to a study from Johns Hopkins University published in Patient Education & Counseling.
Many physician practices leaders believe their trusted employees would never steal from them, but statistics show that embezzlement is far more common than most doctors realize.
To protect their income in the event of an injury or illness, it isn't enough for physicians to simply carry disability insurance. Before purchasing a policy, doctors must read the fine print to ensure the insurance will truly fill its purpose, according to an article from Physicians News Digest.
Physician practices have a lot of regulatory responsibilities to juggle, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance measures, which ensure a safe working environment, too often become a dangerously low priority, according to a recent article from Medical Practice Insider.
For the first time in human history, workplaces now have five generations of employees working side-by-side. Columnists from Inc. Magazine offer advice for members of all generations to more effectively meet one another in the middle.
Here are three negotiation strategies that practices can consider when working with health insurers.
With the movement toward value-based care still not dramatically changing how physicians are paid, joining an accountable care organization may not be a matter of urgency for most practices, according to an article from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
The high-pressure environment of medical school may leave many doctors with less empathy than they had starting out, which can lead to uncomfortable encounters that actually exacerbate their symptoms.
In the wake of recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as the Disneyland measles outbreak, more parents are agreeing to immunize their children, according to survey data from Medscape.