Population Health

Can EHR Tools Induce Improved Care of Patients With CKD?

October 26th 2020, 6:18pm


Can a population health framework focused on a certain set of patients with chronic disease (ie, chronic kidney disease [CKD]) improve care in the primary care setting?

Flawed Racial Assumptions in eGFR Have Care Implications in CKD

October 25th 2020, 6:45pm


The use of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) equations in assessing chronic kidney disease (CKD) for Black patients may lead to underdiagnosis and undertreatment, according to a nephrologist speaking at Kidney Week.

Over Time, Health Care Costs Move to Forefront for All Patients

October 22nd 2020, 9:12pm


2020 is the 25th anniversary of The American Journal of Managed Care® and the October’s issue of the journal features an interview with Dr Kavita Patel, a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution and a primary care physician.

Air Pollution Tied to Higher Hospitalization Risk for PD, Other Neurological Disorders

October 20th 2020, 6:15pm


Air pollution was found to be significantly associated with an increased risk of hospital admissions for several neurological disorders, including Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, and other dementias.

AMCP Nexus to Start With Keynote From Surgeon, Transparency Advocate

October 19th 2020, 7:30pm


Attendees at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus 2020 meeting will hear a keynote from a surgeon who has become more visible over the past year and a half discussing what he says are “structural problems” behind the cost of US health care.

Addressing the Influence of Health Care Organizations on Physician Growth

October 18th 2020, 2:00pm


Health care organizations can help spur growth among physicians through incorporating key experiences, such as out-of-expertise skill building and cross-functional projects, in their physician leadership development programs.

Contributor: Driving Persistence Among Patients Affected by Copay Accumulators With Patient-Centric Support

October 18th 2020, 9:00am


The authors, from RxCrossroads by McKesson, discuss the impact of copay accumulator and maximizer programs.

Morbidity, Barriers to COPD Care More Prevalent Among Patients Living in Rural Counties

October 17th 2020, 5:00pm


A new national study is highlighting disparities in morbidity and barriers to care that face patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) living in in rural areas.

What We’re Reading: US Death Rate During the Pandemic; Childhood Obesity Increasing; Smoking Cessation via e-Cigs

October 14th 2020, 2:30pm


The US death toll is above average for the previous 5 months; childhood obesity is on the rise among children of color and low-income families; the debate on using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation.

Dr Maura Abbott Explains How Halting Trials to Evaluate Vaccine Safety Is a Good Thing

October 12th 2020, 1:00pm


Temporarily halting a trial to evaluate a vaccine means we are following the rules of safety, noted Maura Abbott, PhD, AOCNP, CPNP, RN, assistant professor of nursing at the Columbia University School of Nursing.