Research by a professor at Dartmouth Medical School aims to help physicians in Missouri lower their overhead and help their patients take more active roles in improving their health. The Ideal Missouri Practice Project teams researchers at Dartmouth with the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition and Primaris, the state's healthcare quality-improvement organization. A grant from the Commonwealth Fund is helping to pay for the project.One goal is to teach family practice physicians how to maximize technology to better manage their offices and patient care while employing fewer staff members. Researchers say that by cutting expenses, physicians can afford to spend more time with each patient. Read more (registration may be required).
Program tries to help Mo. docs shape up practices
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