Editor’s Letter: Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD
Making an Evidence-Based Case for Urgent Action to Address Clinician Burnout
Clinician burnout is currently a public health epidemic that is threatening the quality and safety of healthcare. Solutions for action by healthcare systems are offered.
Reducing Low-Value Care May Mean Tough Conversations With Stakeholders
The concept of value is well known among health policy experts, the payer community, and policy makers, but patients do not necessarily have the same idea of what value means.
Language Matters: Talking About Low-Value Healthcare With Patients
Ensuring that patients get high-value care is critical, but value can have different meanings to patients and providers. It is important to know what matters to patients and to use language that reflects those values.
Curtailing Utilization of Low-Value Medical Care
Working together to reduce low-value care, stakeholders can help eliminate wasteful spending and deliver on their goal to improve the health of Americans by delivering higher-quality care at lower cost.
Leveraging Health Information Technology for Accountable Care: Thoughts From the Field
The authors discuss health information technology in the context of health systems, the potential harm of electronic health record vendor consolidation, and overcoming barriers in providers’ experience.
The Role of Health Systems in Reducing Tobacco Dependence
Addressing tobacco use is an important health system role. This process evaluation discusses facilitators and barriers to implementing systems changes to improve tobacco treatment delivery.
Reducing Low-Value Care in Virginia
Virginia is currently focused on creating a collaborative, data-informed process to reduce the use of low-value services and care and better serve patients.
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