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Elaine Pofeldt
Anger is fraying the doctor-patient relationship
An exclusive physician poll shows practices face more patient anger, and the cause is largely financial anxiety.
The rise of direct primary care
Opting out of the payer hamster wheel can provide greater independence but requires careful planning
Understanding clinically integrated networks
Joining forces with other physicians to thrive is necessary, and a clinically integrated network may be a route to consider
Wearables: A healthcare fad or revolution?
Wearable technologies aren’t a cure-all for lack of patient motivation and adherence, but can help if used properly
The payer merger effect: What it means
Consolidation of major national payers may have a profound impact on the daily life of physicians
Video in the exam room: Should you allow patients to record visits?
Experts discuss why this trend is coming, and what physicians can do to both protect themselves and meet their patients' needs.
Diversifying your practice
Some physicians are finding that running two separate practices—or a hybrid concierge practice that includes traditional fee-for-service—can be a smart economic model. Attracting patients willing to pay extra for conveniences or more extensive care can ease the financial strain of treating patients for whom third-party reimbursements are declining.
Improving continuity of care
For patients to receive high quality care, healthcare providers must find ways to work together and ensure continuity of care between primary care physicians, specialists and hospitals. For a variety of reasons, continuity of care has not worked as advertised, but many physicians have ideas for how this collaboration can be improved.
Choosing independence: Tips on moving to private practice
For employed physicians seeking more autonomy and control over their careers, moving towards independent practice can be a viable option
Physician payment outlook for 2015
Physician payment outlook for 2015
Despite the reimbursement challenges primary care physicians will continue to face in 2015, new initiatives will provide primary care physicians with opportunities to grow and better manage patient health.