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A new study has found that uninsurance rates declined the most in patients with distant disease and with lung and bronchial cancer. Hispanic patients also saw a large decrease in uninsurance rates.
The authors find that sleep in teens fell after 2009, as smartphone use escalated. Lack of sleep has been linked to insulin resistance.
Dr John Rumsfeld on the Digital Transformation of Cardiovascular Medicine
The digital transformation of the cardiology field in the coming years will have a huge impact on the delivery of healthcare, said John Rumsfeld, MD, PhD, chief innovation officer at the American College of Cardiology.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and their rheumatology healthcare providers commonly face discordance as many patients report a higher disease activity rate than their providers.
Dr Paul Chew: Employers Need to Embrace Diabetes Prevention in the Workplace
With 30% to 40% of people in the workforce at risk for prediabetes, it is important for employers to embrace diabetes prevention in the workplace, said Paul Chew, MD, chief medical officer of Omada Health.
Technology, specifically the electronic medical record, is becoming more prevalent in the healthcare industry; however, there are significant cybersecurity risks due to the major information shift.
Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Bipartisan ACA Deal, and Other Health News
Every week, The American Journal of Managed Care® recaps the top managed care news of the week, and you can now listen to it on our podcast, Managed Care Cast.
PCSK9 inhibitor therapy plus a statin is not cost-effective option for the health system compared with statin alone, according to a study.
How Health Policy Affects People's Lives: Dr Patricia Salber Interviews Sarah Varney
As the senior national correspondent at Kaiser Health News, Sarah Varney covers health policy, specifically looking at federal law and how it rolls out in states and local jurisdictions. During her conversation with Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, of The Doctor Weighs In, she explained how her articles are shaped by the time she spends in the field talking to people affected by the policy decisions made in Washington, DC, or state capitals.
The FDA commissioner said regulators would keep special watch over 10 manufacturers who are the sole source of key products. If necessary, they will allow products to be imported from overseas.
This Week in Managed Care: October 20, 2017
This week, the top managed care news included the bipartisan deal to stabilize the Affordable Care Act's insurance markets; coverage from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 2017 Nexus; and a plan to reduce clinician burnout at the computer.
At this year’s Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus conference, a few trending topics resurfaced across the meeting’s agenda, with important implications for pharmacists, payers, and beyond.
Nearly half of the increase in the uninsured rate since the end of 2016 took place in the third quarter, according to the poll.

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The use of statewide data infrastructure is effective at identifying criteria for diabetes outreach and management at the whole-population level.
Global patient satisfaction was positively associated with quality of stroke care and higher discharge information satisfaction may be linked to worse outcomes. Additionally, improvements in satisfactions were linked to higher costs.
An in-depth look into a nationwide collaborative initiative to standardize and improve oncology dispensing practices for the benefit of patient/provider education, adherence, and overall care.
The authors used Medicare claims data to examine trends in hospital–physician integration in high-volume specialties, including medical oncology.
Financial incentives created under the Affordable Care Act can help promote employer wellness programs and support preventive services utilization.
Understanding the relationships among patient-reported outcomes, satisfaction, and quality is the first step in drawing meaningful conclusions that can then be translated into policy.
With the clinical and financial implications of high-cost medications, and their impact on health system revenue, it is of utmost importance for all key stakeholders to be engaged in the complex revenue cycle.
The hospital formulary system is an ongoing process that evaluates and selects the safest, most effective, and most economical care for hospitalized patients. As healthcare continues to change, so will the formulary management process.
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