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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
New data shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the rate at which certain medical professionals are reporting burning out. According to the study by Medscape, the burnout rate in primary care has dropped from 51 to 47 percent, but other specialties and female physicians have risen in risk.
Despite having influence in over 90 percent of healthcare costs, the U.S. only invests 5 percent of the total budget in primary care. How can we invest in primary care to increase access and enhance the patient experience?
The unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have exposed many opportunities for improvement in healthcare. Privia Health CEO Shawn Morris examines how 2020 spurred the industry to rethink adaptability, support, and communication moving forward.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced policy changes to expand at-home care, outpatient procedures, and telehealth. How might these new guidelines help hospitals facing a surge of patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
Studies show that consumers demand high-quality online experiences from their physician’s virtual health technology, and additional access points to in-person visits, but healthcare organizations are falling short. What basic additions should physicians incorporate in their practices?