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Value-based Rx: How physicians can manage affordability, adherence
Value-based Rx: How physicians can manage affordability, adherenceFor doctors, the price of prescription drugs used to be largely a medical concern: Patients wouldn’t get better if they couldn’t afford to fill their prescriptions. But with Medicare’s growing emphasis on value-based care, many physicians now also have a financial stake in ensuring that patients can pay for the medications they need.
8 ways to combat politics in the exam room
8 ways to combat politics in the exam roomIt has been a rough start to 2017 when it comes to politics and healthcare. While no formal studies have been completed, many physicians say political talk with patients is increasing.
Is healthcare a collective right or individual privilege?
Is healthcare a collective right or individual privilege?We, the people, must have an open debate and come to resolution on healthcare: Is it a right or a privilege?
America’s self-inflicted opioid crisis
America’s self-inflicted opioid crisisIn the last few years, drug overdoses led by opioids have become the leading cause of accidental deaths, eclipsing that of automobile crashes and violence.
Can physicians maintain independence while working as part of a large system?
Can physicians maintain independence while working as part of a large system?Over the past 5 years, there has been a major shift in physician practice models, with fewer doctors working in the small, physician-run practices that were considered standard in years past.
Upgrade medicals devices to shut the backdoor on ransomware attacks
Upgrade medicals devices to shut the backdoor on ransomware attacksThe same MRI machines that reveal the inner workings of the human body can also expose healthcare professionals to lethal attacks by hackers who use medical devices to infect computer systems with ransomware.
Don't let patients bringing politics into the exam room give you a migraine
Don't let patients bringing politics into the exam room give you a migraineContentiousness. Rage. Hate. Political talk often becomes anything but a civil conversation, and these days, patients are bringing their politics with them into exam rooms.
This is why listing healthcare prices as a menu is dumb
This is why listing healthcare prices as a menu is dumbProviding healthcare pricing is important, but listing them in the form of a static menu is not helpful.
How do physicians care for the digitally isolated?
How do physicians care for the digitally isolated?Although some patients are already harnessing the capabilities of new and emerging technologies enabled by high-speed internet, others are missing out.
Where is precision medicine headed?
Where is precision medicine headed?Precision Medicine in Primary Care: Now And In the Future