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There needs to be accountability for the lack of interoperabilityInteroperability is important and probably the main driver of cost savings. So where are the IT vendors on interoperability? The answer is probably close to nowhere.
MACRA will not save moneyThe Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is not going to hold down the increasing cost of Medicare by adding over 1,600 pages of new regulations to the program. Instead, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should have reduced the cost of traditional Medicare by eliminating the requirement for detailed documentation of evaluation and management (E/M) charges.
5 ways to improve physician mental health
5 ways to improve physician mental healthThe practice of medicine in our current healthcare system is making physicians sick, with levels of burnout and mental strain increasing across every specialty.
Preventing burnout’s worst case scenario by embracing emotionsEncouraging physicians to talk about their mental health and practice self-care are important tools to prevent burnout and suicide.
Fighting physician burnout at three levelsThe American Medical Association’s practice management tools aim to solve burnout at the level of individual practices and larger health systems.
Genes, age may play a role in flu shot effectivenessA new study reveals that certain genes may play a role in how effectively the body produces antibodies against the flu after vaccination.
Poll: Online vaccine questions, side effect concerns risePatients are increasingly turning to the Internet to have questions about vaccines answered, highlighting the need for increased education at the time of vaccination.
HCV-related liver disease on the rise in womenThe benefits of HCV treatment will need to extend to all patients in order to stem the rising tide of HCV complications among women and men.
Study: HCV week 4 viral load predicts DAA treatment responseWeek 4 HCV RNA levels have implications for treatment with direct-acting antiviral agents for hepatitis C virus infections.
States move to prioritize primary care
States move to prioritize primary careWhen it comes to promoting investment in primary care, Oregon might very well be the country’s current champion innovator.