Care Coordination

Study may rewrite how addiction meds are made August 05, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Study may rewrite how addiction meds are made
Addiction drugs with fewer side effects may be on the docket if the latest findings from The Scripps Research Institute prove their clout in testing to come.
Doctors favor care improvement strategies over financial reforms
A recent survey of more than 2,500 U.S. physicians reveals general support for quality initiatives that may also reduce cost, but less enthusiasm about cost containment involving changes in payment models.
How would you answer these public health reporting questions? August 02, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
public health reporting
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted new entries on its FAQ system related to public health measure reporting requirements under the EHR Incentive Programs. Test your knowledge before clicking through to view the full answers.
Lifetime risk for kidney disease trumps diabetes, heart attack August 02, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
kidney disease
It’s no kidding matter -- nearly six in 10 Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime, according to a new report.
Checking up on health literacy August 01, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Health literacy and understanding doesn’t start and stop at the medication scrolls stapled to those white pharmacy bags.
Docs should be drivers of cellphone safety July 31, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Alongside counsel for heart disease, diabetes, allergies and other conditions, researchers from the University of Alberta also insist that family physicians broach the topic of cellphone safety with patients, especially the dangers of dialing and driving.
Medical community benefits from broadband build-out July 31, 2013 | Anthony Brino - Contributing Writer
Medical community benefits from broadband build-out
In greater Chattanooga, Tenn., where fiber-optic broadband is available through a public-private partnership, 10 radiology practices exchange medical images among 14 hospitals and clinics.
Docs not backing published guidelines when treating spinal pain July 30, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Docs not backing published guidelines when treating spinal pain
According to a study published in the latest edition of JAMA Internal Medicine, physicians are partaking in a great deal of proverbial back talk when it comes to following back pain treatment guidelines.

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