Residents discuss determining the “one best test”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently AMA Wire http://www.ama-assn.org * noted: “An estimated one-third of health care costs—about $750 billion—don’t actually improve health, according to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Resid...
Real physician engagement requires engagement science
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently Becker Hospital Review http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/ * noted: “How does informing a physician really differ from engaging a physician? Are they really all that different? How are t...
Complex Care Clinic: One Stop for Holistic Health
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently Essential Hospitals http://essentialhospitals.org * reported: “Since 2000, the Virginia Coordinated Care Program for the Uninsured (VCC Program) has been providing quality health care to t...
Is the annual physical exam outdated?
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Feb 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently NorthJersey.com http://www.northjersey.com * noted: “Among tests recommended as part of an annual general physical for healthy patients exhibiting no symptoms, according to local doctors: ...
Keeping up with the Joneses, hospital edition
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently the Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/ * noted: “You might have heard of the medical arms race in health care — hospitals investing millions of dollars in new, unproven technol...
Hospital Mergers in the New York Area Bring Cost Fears
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently the Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/ * noted: “Hospital takeovers are surging in the New York region, raising concerns that health costs could climb and care could change. In New...
Feds stop public disclosure of many serious hospital errors
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Feb 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/ * noted: “The federal government this month quietly stopped publicly reporting when hospitals leave foreign objects in patients' bodies or make a host of...
Short-Term Health Plans Might Offer Some Relief But They Have Significant Gaps
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Feb 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently Kaiser Health News http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org * noted: “Consumers who missed open enrollment on the state health insurance marketplaces this spring or who are waiting for employer cov...
Reform Update: Exchanges need better tech or better info on narrow networks, experts say
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Feb 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
“A recent Modern Healthcare article http://www.modernhealthcare.com/ * noted: “Experts and consumer advocates have faulted the Obamacare insurance exchanges for not providing clear, accurate and up...
Complex Care Management: A Tool for Improving Quality, Lowering Costs
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Feb 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently the Commonwealth Fund http://www.commonwealthfund.org * noted: “Care management programs that focus on patients with complex health and social needs are increasingly viewed by health syste...