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Will ACOs Be Effective in Reducing Healthcare Costs?

Will ACOs Be Effective in Reducing Healthcare Costs?

Accountable Care Organizations have potential to improve the quality of and access to care, with continued evaluation and adaptation.

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AMA Guidelines for Physicians Creating an Online Presence

AMA Guidelines for Physicians Creating an Online Presence

The American Medical Association recommends physicians take advantage of the internet to reach patients, but exercise caution in their online presence.

Medicaid: Enrollee's Satisfied With Health Care Overall

Medicaid: Enrollee's Satisfied With Health Care Overall

Few Medicaid enrollee's feel that their insurance is a major barrier to receiving care.

Reducing Physician Burnout By Improving Communication Skills

Reducing Physician Burnout By Improving Communication Skills

Good communication between patient and physician can improve care and reduce burnout.

More Health Issues, Poor Outcomes Reported Among Gender Minority Adults

More Health Issues, Poor Outcomes Reported Among Gender Minority Adults

Surveillence data confirms that in the US, gender minority adults experience marked health disparities.

Does Text Message Monitoring Impact Medication Adherence and Adverse Events?

Does Text Message Monitoring Impact Medication Adherence and Adverse Events?

Ninety-eight percent of participants reported that the text messaging intervention was easy to use.

Factors Influencing Physician Burnout

Factors Influencing Physician Burnout

Physician burnout is often caused by a breakdown of 1 of 6 factors, including workload, control, rewards, community, fairness, and values conflicts.

Longer In-Office Wait Times Associated With Medicaid

Longer In-Office Wait Times Associated With Medicaid

Data from 21.4 million outpatient visits were examined to assessed in-office wait times between patients with Medicaid and private insurance.

Medical Administrative Recording Improved With Electronic Record App

Medical Administrative Recording Improved With Electronic Record App

Electronic medication record use reduced errors in medication administration among patients.

Online Reviews May Expose Physicians to HIPAA Violation Liabilities

Online Reviews May Expose Physicians to HIPAA Violation Liabilities

Physicians should take control of unclaimed online profiles and encourage patients to discuss negative complaints by phone.

Promoting Shared Decision Making With Health Literacy Tools

Promoting Shared Decision Making With Health Literacy Tools

Health literacy tools encourage shared decision making between patients and clinicians.

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