Articles for Quality of Care
March 23, 2017 |
A worldwide study of rheumatoid arthritis patients and providers found that they often focus on separate goals, which can lead to a disconnect in communication, according to Allan Gibofsky, MD, professor of medicine and public health at Weill Cornell Medical College and an attending rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery.
March 19, 2017 |
The Quality Payment Program (QPP) from CMS, including the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), represents a shift toward focusing on quality measures, but there are resources available to help clinicians adjust to these changes, explained William Borden, MD, FACC, FAHA, associate professor of medicine and director of healthcare delivery transformation at the George Washington University.
March 17, 2017 | Dorothy Y. Hung, PhD; Michael I. Harrison, PhD; Meghan C. Martinez, MPH; and Harold S. Luft, PhD
Lean redesigns in primary care improved workflow efficiencies, physician productivity, and overall satisfaction among patients, physicians, and staff, with no adverse effects on clinical quality.
March 16, 2017 | Christina Mattina
A new study has found that an educational program can help ease worries associated with palliative care, and make cancer patients more likely to use it if referred.
March 10, 2017 | Laura Joszt
With costs of care being more closely scrutinized, there has been a proliferation of value frameworks to help guide decision making for treatments. In a blog post for Health Affairs, Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD, and Kimberly Westrich, MA, both of the National Pharmaceutical Council, provide possible considerations for advancing the field of value frameworks.
March 10, 2017 | Maryam Alvandi, DHS, MHS
Given the current focus on efforts to contain costs, improve the delivery of care, and meet consumer demand, telemedicine is an attractive tool to use for success in these areas.
March 10, 2017 | Surabhi Dangi-Garimella, PhD
A study evaluating patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer who refused a clinical intervention for fear of being overdiagnosed has reported that the individuals feel isolated and anxious.
March 8, 2017 | Heidi Schwarzwald, MD, MPH; Agnes Hernandez-Grande, MD; Stephanie Chapman, PhD; and Stephanie Marton, MD, MPH
Quality improvement methodology was implemented to ensure that patients receiving medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) returned for an appointment within 30 days of initiating medication.