Physicians are leaving small practices for larger groups at an unprecedented rate. Recent data show that between 2013 and 2015, the percentage of physicians working in small practices dropped from 40.1% to 35.3%.
Healthcare leaders must collaborate to ensure the patient-doctor relationship is preserved and care quality continues to improve as changes in clinical standards and government affect the way medicine is practiced.
Changes to the Affordable Care Act are inevitable in 2017. One often mentioned ACA target is the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, Medicare's test-bed for value-based payment models.
Since 1999, the number of opioid-related deaths has quadrupled with nearly 2 million Americans now diagnosed with a prescription opioid use disorder. How did we get here?
Guest Commentary: Devil is in the details for determining how to apply social determinants of health
The 21st Century Cures Act, now law, is best known for funding prominent medical research initiatives and for accelerating the review of drugs and devices at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The prevailing model for academic medical centers is to own and expand a primary-care network. There is, however, another model—one focused on geography and community need.
We've all heard the rhetoric of repeal and replace, but what will a new system look like? One thing remains clear: The challenges haven't changed. Healthcare costs continue to soak up budgets in families, states and the federal government.
Many Americans are wondering about the future of healthcare in our country following the recent elections at the federal, state and local levels. It's too soon to know how events will unfold, but one thing is clear.
The American Hospital Association recognized an urgent need to provide a path forward for preservation of essential healthcare services—including local primary care, psychiatric and substance abuse treatment as well as emergency services—in vulnerable rural and urban communities.
Commentary: Need for more diversity in healthcare leadership represents a moral and business imperative
In the turbulent environment known as the U.S. healthcare system, one thing—unfortunately—has remained constant: The absence of true diversity among the leaders who make the key decisions that guide and influence our industry.
For the math to work, the waiting room needs to be large and diverse enough to have a balance of patients: the healthy, those dealing with major episodes, people dealing with chronic illness and those near the end of life. In part, this explains why many hospitals and physicians are combining their...
With decades of work and billions of dollars of public and private investment, electronic health records have become ubiquitous. Yet providers and patients are extremely frustrated with what they perceive as the deleterious effects of the EHR on patient care and provider satisfaction.