- Accountable Health
Meet Dr. Rita Numeroff on PopHealth Week
On this episode of PopHealth Week our guest was Rita Numeroff, PhD of Numeroff and Associates. We discussed some of the findings from their survey, The State of Population Health: Fourth Annual Numeroff Survey Report; which was released at this ...
- Health Affairs Blog
- Healthcare Informatics
Mostashari’s Aledade Gets Another $10M in Funding
Rajiv Leventhal, Managing EditorFarzad Mostashari’s Aledade, a company that helps create and operate physician-led ACOs, has raised another $10 million in funding, according to a report in the Washington Business Journal.
- IHI Open School Blog
A Six-Country Collaborative Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Nutrition and Decrease Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
This article is the first report of the effectiveness of using quality improvement in a large-scale multicountry effort in Africa to improve infant survifal by reducing postnatal maternal-to-child transmission of HIV in breast feeding HIV-positive mo...
- Improving Population Health
The Burden of Excessive Alcohol Use in Wisconsin
By Penny Black, MS Excessive alcohol use* is not a new, inconsequential, or geographically-isolated problem. In 2010, approximately 17% of...
Why an asthma action plan is so important for children
Asthma is a common childhood condition. Estimates are that around 8 percent of all children have it. The incidence had been steadily increasing for many years, but some recent data suggest the burden of the disease in children may have leveled off o...
- Medical Executive-Post
What is the “Baltimore Nod”?
Dope Fiends By Anonymous DEA Agent DOPE FIEND: A habitual user of a narcotic; slang term. NOD: To lower and/or raise one’s head slightly and briefly, especially in greeting, assent, or understanding, or to give someone a signal. *** Single Nod...
- Ohio Health Policy Review
Half of eligible Ohioans have bought medical marijuana
Half of 42k Ohioans eligible for medical marijuana have bought drug More than 42,000 people can legally buy medical marijuana in Ohio with a doctor’s recommendation, but only about half of them have, state records show (Source: “42,000 can buy...
- The Field Clinic
- The Health Care Blog
A Patient in the Lobby Refuses to Leave: Medical Emergency, Unhappy Customer or Active Shooter?
By HANS DUVEFELT, MD The receptionist interrupted me in the middle of my dictation. “There’s a woman and her husband at the front desk. She’s already been seen by Dr. Kim forContinue reading...
- The Population Health Blog
The Cure for Checkbox Medicine: Physician-Led Clinically Integrated Networks
Years ago, I was contacted by a health plan about an elderly nursing home patient who had not been screened for osteoporosis.While brittle bones are a big problem in skilled nursing settings, the real problem for this health plan was its low HEDIS sc...
- Wachter's World
The ABIM Controversy: Where the Critics are Right, Where They’re Wrong, and Why I Feel the Need to Speak Out
“What’s up with the ABIM?” “I just got a note about an alternative board. Should I join it?” “Aren’t you glad to be off the Board?” These days, I get these questions from friends and colleagues regularly. When I first joined the board...
- Wing of Zock
Learning Humanism from Surgeons
Surgeons are not necessarily known for their bedside manner. The stereotypical surgeon is arrogant and aggressive, is sometimes wrong but never in doubt, and values holding a scalpel much more than a patient’s hand. Yet both of us were drawn to the...
- WSJ's Health Blog
Is a Paleo Diet Healthier Than Standard Nutritional Guidelines?
Is the paleo diet better for you than standard nutritional guidelines? Take our survey and let us know.