The study assigned 47 patients who were diagnosed with a chronic disease to visit with a second-year medical student for 45 minutes after seeing their physician. That one-on-one session measurably improved patients' attitudes and abilities in self-managing their care.
There has been a relatively steady decline in primary-care visits since 2009, although nurse practitioners and physician assistants are making up some ground, according to new research from the Health Care Cost Institute.
What will health look like two decades from now? What roles will stakeholders play in the future of health? While we don't know with precision how the future will play out, we can look at signals in the market today—and disruption in other industries—to start to paint the picture.
The American Medical Association will advocate on a range of major population health policies including gender identity, Canadian drug imports and sexual assault treatment, as agreed upon by delegates at the group's 2018 interim meeting.
The CMS and physicians aren't communicating well on what's required under MACRA. So the agency is looking for a contractor that can help.
New York University plans to establish a medical school on the campus of NYU Winthrop in Mineola on Long Island, which will be focused on educating primary-care physicians.
The not-for-profit University Physician Group, the Wayne State University School of Medicine's faculty practice, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization and is seeking to get out of leases in suburban locations to concentrate on downtown Detroit.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the Trump administration is reversing course on voluntary payment models and said more mandatory ones are in the works, including one for cancer care.
One of Chicago's biggest local orthopedic practices—the 50 doctors who make up Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush—is fielding proposals from multiple suitors.
With cardiovascular care overall in the U.S. improving, it's more challenging than ever for a hospital to be recognized as a top heart facility, especially for many years in a row.
The CMS finalized two payment rules last week that simultaneously sought to empower clinicians to spend more time with patients, while also paying them less for some services.
The American Medical Association will invest $15 million over the next five years to transform medical education. The initiative will focus on improving the transition from medical school to residency training programs.