AJMC® in the Press, April 28, 2017

Coverage of our peer-reviewed research in the healthcare and mainstream press.

A study from the March issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) was referenced in a RevCycleIntelligence.com article about a potential solution to revenue cycle management challenges: hiring more physician assistants. The AJMC® study, “Scaling Lean in Primary Care: Impacts on System Performance,” found that physician productivity increased by 5% when physician assistants received Lean training to manage clinician workflow.

An article on PatientEngagementHIT.com summarized the findings of a study in the April issue of AJMC®, titled “Patients’ Preferences for Receiving Laboratory Results.” It indicated that patients are open to receiving both normal and abnormal test results online, which “should ease concerns about the lack of personal connection that sometimes comes with patient engagement technologies,” according to the PatientEngagementHIT.com article.

A recent AJMC® newsroom story, “Cancer-Based Workplace Discrimination Persists Despite Disability Law, Study Finds,” was the subject of a brief published by HR Dive. The article discussed the findings of a recent study that found workers with cancer continue to file claims of discrimination at work. HR Dive’s brief emphasized how employers and human resources departments should “work with medical professionals to help accommodate workers with a range of disabilities.”

CapeCod.com published a news story about polypharmacy, “A Common Practice That Can Shorten Your Life,” that cited research published in AJMC®. “Usefulness of Pharmacy Claims for Medication Reconciliation in Primary Care,” a study in the July 2015 issue of the journal, found that more than 3 in 4 patients had a discrepancy between their electronic health records and pharmacy claims.