CMS’ emphasis on preventive care and the need for better chronic care management raises the need for a care coordinator to ensure medication management and monitor for potential contraindications. The ideal coordinator? Clinical pharmacists.
Community health information exchanges appear to offer many advantages, including increased revenue for physician practices.
What diseases are your patients most concerned about? To determine each state’s most googled disease, TermLife2Go.com cross-referenced the top diseases with national Google Trends data.
Health coaching might be the middleman the American healthcare system needs to make reform a reality.
Wearable devices that gather health and movement data are being put to new uses in the clinical setting for glucose monitoring, pain management and distraction, rehabilitation, and treatment adherence.
One independent practice has improved patient outcomes, employee efficiency, and practice revenue by implementing a chronic care management program.
Physicians can stop writing prescriptions and actually help reduce chronic disease, comorbidities and pharmacology by educating their patients about what to eat.
Community health information sharing platforms are cropping up to give healthcare providers a more holistic view of their patients’ needs and challenges as well as capture interactions with other social service agencies. That, in turn, is helping to improve patients’ care and their quality of life.
Physician practices are the keystone to the healthcare industry’s shift to value-based care. Technology tools such data analytics and automated communication can help practices provide preventive care and assist with population health management duties.
Cultural barriers and socioeconomic challenges create barriers to psychiatric care among minorities. But, physician assistants can help.