Author Archives: Privia Health

Data Privacy Remains Major Concern for Patients

Interoperability may be key in improving patient health outcomes. But studies show that despite knowing the benefits of interoperable systems, patients remain hesitant to share their health data.

Unvaccinated COVID-19 Hospital Admissions Cost Taxpayers Billions

Studies show that between June and August 2021, unvaccinated COVID-19 hospitalizations cost taxpayers nearly $5.7 billion. However, the vaccine hesitancy rate is decreasing in the U.S.

Study: Opioid Overdoses Increased During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Studies predict that the rate of opioid overdoses will increase as COVID-19 cases recede. New studies show that telehealth and proactive care management can help physicians mitigate the risk for patients with opioid use disorder.

How COVID-19 Affected Patient Expectations

Doctor uses convenient technology to communicate with patients.

New studies show that, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, patients will expect greater communication from their primary care physicians and more accessibility from the healthcare system. How can physicians get ahead of these changes?

Educating Patients About Medicare Advantage

Doctor shares Medicare Advantage resources with senior patient.

Primary care physicians and providers: do you have patients who are interested in enrolling in Medicare Advantage? Here’s how you can be an excellent resource for them.

The Evolution of Symptom Trackers in Primary Care

Patient tracks symptoms using mobile app.

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the potential for sales trackers in population health management. What advancements have we made already, and how can these help primary care physicians in the future?

Healthcare Groups Champion Law to Advance Value-Based Care

Healthcare leaders sign paperwork or letter.

Leading national healthcare organizations recently signed a joint letter to Congress in support of the Value in Health Care Act of 2021. How do the bill’s reforms aim to advance value-based care and reduce health inequities?

Study: Patient Volumes Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Provider checks patient's heartbeat using stethoscope.

New data indicates some specialties’ outpatient volumes are rebounding to prepandemic levels. However, many patients have avoided care during the pandemic. What does the data tell us about how care teams can engage patients to increase visit volume?



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