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Clinician Org Says Trump Drug Price Plan Harms Patient Care Access

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Physicians are harboring concerns that the Trump Administration’s recently-announced plans to revamp prescription drug pricing will harm patient care access, increase patient costs, and reduce overall care quality, according to a...

How School-Based Behavioral Health Addresses Care Gaps, SDOH

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Inside Delaware’s Eisenberg Elementary School, a classroom that once housed desks, chalkboards, bookcases, and easels, is now a classroom with a fully-functioning pediatric clinic, complete with doctor’s checkups and even...

NYU Unveils Dashboard Displaying Social Determinants of Health

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The Department of Population Health at NYU Langone has recently launched its City Health Dashboard, which aims to display financial and social data about communities in the country’s 500 largest cities. Specifically, this dashboard...

How One Doc Uses Cartoons to Address Social Determinants of Health

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On social media and in the healthcare space, Anita Ravi, MD, is largely known for her patient advocacy and cartoon work depicting the social determinants of health (SDOH) for vulnerable patients and how providers must address those factors...

Are Providers Responsible for the Social Determinants of Health?

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Medical professionals and other healthcare industry stakeholders need to develop strategies that allow clinicians to address the social determinants of health without adding to administrative burden and provider burnout, according to a...

Partnering with Advocates for Patient Engagement in Research

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Drug developers and medical groups can improve patient engagement in research by conducting research as an event programs, according to a paper published in Dove Medical Press. Research as an event allows medical researchers and drug...

CMS Launches Rural Health Strategy for Patient Access to Care

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CMS has announced a first-of-its-kind new strategy to support patient access to care in rural regions. Currently, one in five patients live in a rural area, which are typically characterized by limited access to quality healthcare....

House Presents Bill to Support Vets Choice, Patient Access to Care

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The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs has introduced legislation that would overhaul the Veterans Choice program and provide funding to prevent a patient access to care issue in the VA. The Veterans Affairs Maintaining...

Can Peer Health Coaches Boost Patient Engagement in Drug Recovery?

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Boston Medical Center (BMC) has launched a new program to improve patient engagement during opioid abuse recovery. The program, titled Project RECOVER (Referral, Engagement, Case management and Overdose preVention Education in Recovery),...

VA Requests Funds for Veterans Choice Program, Patient Care Access

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Veterans Affairs Acting Secretary Robert L. Wilkie is calling on Congress to pass funding for the Veterans Choice Program, which aids patient care access for veterans facing extraordinary barriers. The Veterans Choice Program runs serious...

VA Boasts Broad Use of Connected Health for Patient Access to Care

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The VA is proving its chops in the connected health sphere, creating better patient access to care using digital tools, according to an Administration press release. Specifically, expanded telehealth access has allowed more patients to...

How ACOs Can Use Pharmacists for Wellness Coaching, Engagement

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In accountable care organizations (ACOs), fostering overall patient health requires high-touch patient wellness coaching. For ACOs facing the surmounting pressure to spark patient health behavior change, integrating pharmacists as another...

DTC Telehealth Ups Patient Access to Care in Natural Disasters

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Direct-to-consumer (DTC) telehealth has proven an effective tool for creating patient access to care following a natural disaster, according to a new article published by RAND Corporation in the Journal of General Internal Medicine that...

At-Home Chronic Disease Management Aids Patient Self-Care

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A new at-home chronic disease management strategy can help patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) take care of their symptoms outside of the clinic, a boon for value-based care and other current industry initiatives, showed a recent...

Telehealth Closes Patient Care Access Gaps in Rural Mississippi

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Across the country, telehealth technology is helping to close care gaps in areas where healthcare consumers otherwise would face considerable patient care access challenges. Especially in rural regions, telehealth has allowed patients to...

Programs Targeting Social Determinants of Health Improve Wellness

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Policy and wellness interventions addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) at California-based Kaiser Permanente improved health outcomes for the health system’s communities, showed a series of studies published as an...

Rural Areas Still Face Clinician Shortage, Patient Care Access Snags

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Clinician shortage continues to be a problem in rural areas, according to a recent report focusing on shortage issues in Nebraska. The problem of having too few clinicians is hindering patient care access in rural regions, the report...

Using Social Media for Public Health, Patient Behavior Change

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Social media can be an effective tool for disseminating public health messages and support better patient access to mental healthcare, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. “Given the...

VA Secretary Urges Congress to Improve Veterans Choice Program

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The Acting Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie has called on Congress to vote on a revised version of the Veterans Choice Program targeted at improving patient access to care. Veterans Choice, which was enacted...

What Are Microhospitals, Their Impact on Patient Access to Care?

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Amidst the sea of healthcare access offerings, one new type of medical facility has seen an insurgence in popularity. Microhospitals are a new healthcare site supporting the growing need for convenient and accessible patient access to...

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