Tag Archives: Care

A primary care physician at his peak is forced into early retirement

Time is of the essence.  The very utterance of this phrase connotates a sense of urgency for an impending crisis or adversity if some essential action is not taken. I find myself most unexpectedly at this crucial junction. I am a seasoned, experienced general internal medicine physician, trained traditionally in hospital medicine, and subsequently evolved… Read More »

People with HIV aged 75 and older receiving good HIV care but many at risk of frailty

People with HIV aged 75 years and older are receiving “almost perfectly managed” care, but are more likely to experience age-related health conditions, according to French research published in Médecine et maladies infectieuses. There were 65 (2%) adults living with HIV over the age of 75 in the Pays de la Loire region. Research showed that… Read More »

Innovaccer’s real-time insights for MA plans help close care gaps

San Francisco-based Innovaccer has found a way to help Medicare Advantage plans close care gaps, while improving Star ratings, the company contends. Innovaccer’s solution package for MA plans, launched a year ago, includes FHIR ready-APIs, point-of-care alerts, provider performance analytics and holistic patient-360 profiles, according to Kanav Hasija, co-founder and chief product officer at Innovaccer.… Read More »

Oncology groups focus patient-reported outcomes to optimize care

The Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium plans to use a mobile-based application to help with quality reporting initiatives in the state. MOQC, a group of medical and gynecologic oncology practices collaborating to improve cancer care quality, has selected a vendor to help develop quality measures, manage patient symptoms and capture patient reported outcomes from 19 cancer… Read More »

Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All plan takes on health care companies – Axios

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All plan takes on every major health care industry — insurers, doctors, hospitals and drug companies — in her pursuit of expanding coverage and lowering costs for the middle class. Why it matters: We’ve never tried any cost containment measures that are remotely close to being as aggressive as Warren’s, and there… Read More »