holistic care

Opinion: Four reasons Texas Health Aetna joint venture is workingAs the industry moves to a value-based care model, here’s how one North Texas partnership is reinventing healthcare.
Pharmacy Education: Foundation for Providing HealthAACP offers a rebuttal to a Drug Topics opinion article.
Diet, skin disease data growingA growing number of studies suggest diet influences general skin health and specific skin diseases, from acne and eczema to skin aging. Dermatologists share their best practices for using diet to combat skin disease and promote skin health.
Leverage behavioral health data to provide well-rounded careHistorically, behavioral health data hasn’t been part of the clinical medical record, yet this information can help providers more accurately predict health behaviors.
NIH: Chronic pain requires individualized, patient-centered approach to treatmentPatient-centered care tailored to individuals is needed to treat and monitor the 100 million Americans who live with chronic pain, an independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded.
OD Q&A: Millicent Knight, ODHe asked for a recommendation, and they suggested that he take me to the Illinois College of Optometry because they do very comprehensive eye examinations. I went, and it was determined that I needed vision therapy. Once a week I went to vision therapy. My father says I was about 8, he picked me up from vision therapy and I matter of factly said to him, “Dad, I’m going to be an eye doctor.” And he said, “Oh. Great. You’re 8.”
Prescription trend remains modestAfter a small decline in spending for 2012, trend is up just 1% per capita.
Physicians don't change their practices without worthwhile incentivesHow quality programs for providers can be beneficial in an accountable care setting
Holistic approach can address signs of aging faceA multitude of topical and oral therapies can be skillfully used to help patients achieve their anti-aging goals, according to a clinician who spoke at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Annual Congress.
New payment models gain tractionCynthia Ambres of KPMG discusses the future of payment reform.