Focus of the Week

December 12, 2017
Commissioned by the University of Utah Health and conducted by Leavitt Partners, the Value in Health Care Survey identified how 3 key stake holder groups (patients, physicians, and employers) define value and prioritize 3 components of the concept (quality, service, and cost).
December 11, 2017
Both Don Berwick, MD, MPP, and Jerry Avorn, MD, argue that staying silent in the current climate is a choice, and not a good one for physicians.
December 08, 2017
Los Angeles County found that investing in supportive housing and combating homelessness among people with complex medical and behavioral health issues ultimately saved the county money.
December 06, 2017
Clinical trial transparency is high among large pharmaceutical companies, according to a new study, although there remains room for improvement in companies’ reporting of their data.  
December 05, 2017
Health information brand Healthline launched its “State of…” series with its “State of Cancer” study, analyzing how digital information influences patient treatment decisions and recognizing generational differences.
December 04, 2017
Researchers at Duke University found there is substantial room for improvement in providing consumers with ready access to healthcare prices online.
December 01, 2017
A growing number of clinicians specializing in nursing home care indicates the beginning of a new trend in healthcare, but the impact of these new specialists on outcomes remains unclear.
November 30, 2017
Scaling back the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model and canceling an expansion proposed under the Obama administration represents a shift in philosophy from mandatory to voluntary bundled payment models. But some say that commercial payers and employers will demand change no matter what CMS does.
November 29, 2017
While African Americans are 3 times more likely than Caucasians to be diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM)—and twice as likely to die of the disease—they are underrepresented in MM disease research.
November 28, 2017
A study published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians found that 42% of all incident cancer cases in US adults age 30 years or older in 2014 were attributable to potentially modifiable exposures. Exposures included smoking, alcohol intake, physical inactivity, and low fiber intake.
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