It's the conversation no physician--or parent--wants to have. Still, physicians have a role to play as coach when a parent needs to have an end-of-life conversation with a child who's dying, according to STAT News.
The doctor shortage and the industry shift toward value-based care have generated a trend toward broader use of nonphysician practitioners to provide care in team-based settings. By taking advantage of the ethnic diversity among physician assistants, care teams have an additional avenue for increasing patient access to care, according to a new report from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Mobile phone reminders may help people become more active, according to a short-term study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
The Joint Commission has awarded its first Integrated Care Certification to Titusville, Florida's Parrish Medical Center.
The University of Southern California has picked eight partners to participate in its Virtual Care Clinic.
As more mentally ill patients seek care in emergency rooms, hospitals across the country are taking steps to shift the care burden to other settings.
Patients' ability to track their health is easier than ever--but that doesn't mean they'll stay engaged with the wearable, app or device.
Several health insurance companies in Massachusetts are taking steps to counter the growing opioid epidemic, including hiring social workers to help support patients who are in recovery, according to a NPR report.
State medical marijuana programs received poor grades for meeting patient needs, according to a report published by the advocacy group Americans for Safe Access.
Pediatricians, who are often tasked to work with very little or vague information from their young patients, may want to consider the benefits of offering various forms of telemedicine to teenagers, according to a blog post from The New York Times.