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?
The end of once-promising joint venture Haven can teach us about the challenges of innovation and disruption in healthcare. How can three vital lessons inform our approach moving forward?
Symptom tracker smartphone applications can be valuable tools for patients who need healthcare guidance. A new study shows that while they will never replace a physician, the apps have strong potential in the primary care setting.
Researchers estimate that waste accounts for nearly 25 percent of our ever-increasing national healthcare spending. What constitutes “waste” and how might bundled payments help to reduce it?
Healthcare consumerism is an unstoppable force that has led to permanent changes in the healthcare landscape. What are these changes, and what should primary care physicians know if they want to transform their practices to accommodate CMS’s new rules?
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?
Healthcare consumerism places the patient at the center of the industry, and COVID-19 has helped in speeding up the process. What are the policy and technology trends that physicians should be aware of as the industry transitions into consumerism?
Due to the difficulty and complexity of “finding, accessing, and paying for healthcare in America,” half of consumers have avoided care. What does the data tell us about patients’ expectations for price transparency, digital tools, and the post-pandemic future of healthcare?
How does environmental health intersect with the social determinants of health? Discover how these issues overlap and learn how small practices can take steps to become more eco-friendly!
As more patients delay care due to COVID-19 concerns, primary care providers are experiencing higher rates of burnout and financial uncertainty. How are physician groups working with insurers to offset these effects?