patient care

Putting process over patients continues to hurt healthcare
Putting process over patients continues to hurt healthcare American ingenuity in healthcare over the last two decades has caused a number of problems in dire need of solutions.
The paradox in American healthcare
The paradox in American healthcareOur medical care system works poorly for most chronic medical illnesses and it costs far too much.
Learning how to manage scared noncompliant patientsPatients can enter your practice with a variety of fears regarding their vision problems. Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, and chief optometric editor of Optometry Times, explains the importance of quelling patients' fears and making them comfortable during their exam.
How Pharmacists Are Helping Hep C Patients
How Pharmacists Are Helping Hep C PatientsA Walgreens study found that pharmacist collaboration helps Hep C patients with better outcomes and cheaper co-pays.
Health insurers' top plans for 2018
Health insurers' top plans for 2018Payers’ biggest concerns for 2018, health insurance exchange participation plans, and how offerings could change.
Leveraging the evidence for patient care todayTimes are changing, and the amount of information coming at us from all directions can easily be overwhelming. This information—whether true or false—is unrelenting and has increased in magnitude over the past five years. Part of it may be the natural progression of one’s career and the expansion of one’s network, but most of it is just the sheer volume that is at our fingertips.
Five ways to reduce healthcare administrative costs
Five ways to reduce healthcare administrative costsAdministrative costs are a huge burden in healthcare, but there are several process changes that can result in huge savings.
Pharmacists Increase Vaccination Rates
Pharmacists Increase Vaccination RatesHow pharmacists are helping to push vital health efforts.
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.
5 questions your patients need answered about the solar eclipse
5 questions your patients need answered about the solar eclipseOur podcast with Omar Punjabi, MD, retinal specialist at Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat, discusses the science behind solar retinopathy and how eclipse glasses give protection that standard eyewear can’t.