The industry holds high hopes for the patient-centered medical home model, but some adopters have struggled to achieve its triple aim of improved care experience, improved population health and reduced cost of care. FiercePracticeManagement spoke with leaders of the PCMH movement to learn best practices to tip the scales in favor of success.
There is a positive association between a physician's emotional intelligence quotient and more compassionate and empathetic patient care, according to a Forbes article which examined 500 independent studies conducted in 2010.
There are common traits among better-performing medical practices, according to data from the Medical Group Management Association released at this year's annual meeting in Las Vegas
In an exclusive interview, M. Bridget Duffy, M.D., chief medical officer at Vocera Communications in San Francisco, discusses why the healthcare industry's recent focus on patient satisfaction and HCAHPS scores don't go deeply enough into repairing the core breakdowns in the way organizations help patients heal.
FiercePracticeManagement talks to Jeb Shepard, senior government affairs representative of the Medical Group Management Association, about the highlights of this year's Washington Update at the MGMA annual conference.
Although accountable care organizations (ACOs) were designed in part to improve care by sharing data through various sources, lack of interoperability remains an ironic yet significant challenge, according to a survey from Premier and the eHealth Initiative.
Just in time for open enrollment, physician rating database Healthgrades will launch a new version of its website Monday, USA Today reported.
A false alarm with a patient suspected to have Ebola at a Massachusetts medical practice last week prompted an outcry for more guidance as to how offices should respond to the threat, the Boston Globe reported.
The recent high-profile death of Joan Rivers after an outpatient endoscopy procedure has brought more attention to safety concerns at surgical centers and other ambulatory settings, though it's an issue that has been on regulators' radar for some time, according to an article from Crain's New York Business.
After much initial backlash to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), physicians are beginning to rate the law and some of its components more favorably, according to a new survey from the Medicus Firm physician search consultancy.
Despite a recent movement to increase primary care physicians' ability to identify mental-health problems in their patients, many may struggle to get their patients access to psychiatric care, according to a study published online today by Psychiatric Services.
With insured patients' out-of-pocket costs on the rise, nearly one-fifth of privately insured Americans admittedly avoided seeing a doctor for an illness or injury over the past year, according to new research conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Medical malpractice premiums in several specialties have declined slightly or stayed flat over the past year, according to Medical Liability Monitor's annual rate survey. Overall, 65 percent of liability insurance rates remained steady nationwide, with obstetrician/gynecologists, internists and general surgeons experiencing decreases for the seventh straight year, reported Medscape Medical News.
Medical practice insiders often compare a group merger to a marriage--meaning it takes compatibility, trust, communication and work to succeed. Two practices in the Louisville, Kentucky area are pretty sure they have what it takes, but will take the unusual step of actually "living together" before making their union official, according to an article from Louisville Business First.
The retail clinic business has grown rapidly over the past several years, driven by a combination of factors such as the physician shortage, lower prices and better cost transparency
Primary care clinics eventually see a return on investments they make in electronic health record (EHR) systems, but only after an average of 10 months, according to the study by researchers at Montreal's McGill University, published in JMIR Medical Informatics