AJMC® in the Press, December 9, 2016

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

An article from Health Data Management, “Why Implementing EHR Systems Still Is Fraught With Risk,” described research from the most recent issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®). The AJMC® study “Assessing Electronic Health Record Implementation Challenges Using Item Response Theory,” identified barriers to the successful implementation of electronic health records, which included obtaining physician cooperation.

An article by Health IT Analytics reported on the findings from an AJMC® study that explored patterns of referral from patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs). The study, “Referrals and the PCMH: How Well Do We Know Our Neighborhood?” found that chronic disease diagnoses increase the likelihood of referral to specialists and that “resident physicians placed more referrals per patient than their faculty counterparts.”

Samsung’s Insights blog cited an AJMC® study on the medical cost savings resulting from improved medication adherence. The blog article, “Digital Health Tech Takes Off in Clinical Trials and Pharmaceuticals,” discussed how digital health tools like wearable medical devices can help assess medication adherence in patients.

The American Journal of Managed Care® takes on telemedicine,” declared Politico’s Morning eHealth newsletter in its “What We’re Clicking On” section. It was referring to “Telemedicine: The Cost-Effective Future of Healthcare,” a recent article by AJMC® contributor John Rehm, the community manager for Nursing@Georgetown.