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Patient Care & Outcomes

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Low-resource providers need help to meet MU, maintain health IT

Without continued support, low-resource primary care physician practices may meet Stage 1 Meaningful Use only to fail to progress further, contributing to the increasing "digital divide," according to a study published this month in the  Annals of Family Medicine.

Top payers, providers form alliance to promote Triple Aim

Several leading healthcare providers and payers announced a new alliance aimed at hastening the healthcare industry's transition to value-based models that reduce costs and strengthen outcomes.

HHS: 9.5 million Americans have health insurance from public exchanges

More than 9.5 million Americans have purchased health insurance or been automatically reenrolled in plans during the second enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

Burnout grows among physicians

The number of burned-out physicians is on the rise, with nearly half of American doctors reporting a loss of enthusiasm for work, feelings of cynicism and a low sense of personal accomplishment, according to a new survey from  Medscape.

Disaster plans are a moving target: 4 areas to update

As of this morning, the snow in Boston has stopped, the travel ban has been lifted and the kids have another full day off from school. With snow totals of up to two-and-a-half feet, Blizzard 2015...

Narrow networks top barrier to cancer-care referrals

Sixty percent of physicians have difficulty referring their patients for appropriate cancer care, with such challenges correlating significantly with decreased professional satisfaction, according to a study published in  Cancer.

Glitch leaves thousands of Pennsylvania Medicaid beneficiaries without substance abuse treatment

Thousands of Pennsylvania residents are unable to receive treatment for addiction and mental health-related issues thanks to a glitch that occurred back in December.

White House wants $1.2B to fight antibiotic resistance

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to double federal funding for fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the Washington Post.

'Patient navigators' reduced readmissions, overuse of ER in pilot program

The use of "patient navigators" can significantly reduce the overuse of emergency departments and the number of hospital readmissions, according to a recent study.   

4 ways to reduce unnecessary care

As reducing unnecessary care becomes increasingly important in a value-based care environment, healthcare providers must take action--and stop making excuses, according to a post from consulting firm Navigant.