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Tag: primary care

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Value-based conundrum: How to measure complexity and value in primary care

March 16, 2022 / By Dr. Kyna Fong

At a national level, high performing health systems stand on a foundation of high performing primary care.  Without that foundation we would expect care to be expensive, quality to be […]

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How do you know a good doctor when you see one? The role of board certification

Oct. 6, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Physicians go through a lot of training: pre-med, medical school, internship, residence and some go on to further specialization in fellowships. It used to be that a physician would finish […]

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Reducing health care costs: You can’t improve what you don’t measure

Aug. 16, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

U.S. health care costs are too high and are continually getting worse. This is especially galling considering the ongoing decline in life expectancy, the low ranking of the U.S. compared […]

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When it comes to burnout, it’s too easy to just blame technology

Aug. 9, 2021 / By Travis Bias, DO, MPH, FAAFP

A recent Health Affairs study of “zero burnout” primary care practices found that satisfaction with the electronic health record (EHR) was not a determinant of clinician burnout level. This is […]

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Should health insurance include primary care?

July 14, 2021 / By Steve Delaronde

Insurance protects against losses from unexpected events. Health insurance that protects against the unlikely risk of major surgery or hospitalization makes sense, since the financial impact of a major medical […]

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The way we pay for health care in the U.S. is irrational

July 7, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

As early as 1992, JAMA published a randomized control trial (gold standard for studies of impact) of telephone care. Patients liked it, doctors liked it, outcomes improved and costs went […]

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Commodifying medicine: Strengthening the digital health revolution through the patient-physician relationship

May 28, 2021 / By Travis Bias, DO, MPH, FAAFP

“Almost any time we allow the life support systems of our planet or society to be commodified, it drives other breakdowns.” – Tristan Harris There is a tremendous amount of […]

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Advanced Primary Care: What primary care looks like when it’s firing on all cylinders

May 5, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

If primary care is the foundation of high performing health systems, Advanced Primary Care (APC) is what primary care looks like when it is fully resourced. An efficient health care […]

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Patients benefit when we help physicians fill knowledge gaps

May 3, 2021 / By Adam Rothschild, MD

More so than health care providers in other specialties, primary care physicians (PCPs) are especially attuned to both quality and cost of care. Although our ordering decisions are evaluated for […]

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Quality measurement overload: Focusing on measures that matter

April 19, 2021 / By Travis Bias, DO, MPH, FAAFP

When I was a young primary care physician, all I wanted was more time to spend with my patients. Each day felt rushed, prodded by the fee-for-service system that incentivized […]

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Health care financing is out of date: Large employers must put their weight behind needed changes

April 9, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Health care payment is about how we write the checks. Health care finance is about how we design the way money flows.  We’re living in a system built by good […]

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Why supporting independent practices is a good thing and ideas on how to do it

March 12, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

The work of Advanced Primary Care (APC)1 is different from what most primary care practices do today. In addition to using queueing theory and technology portals to provide access and […]