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The Future of Telemedicine

Convenience, fewer missed appointments and lower insurance costs benefit patients and doctors. Having access to patients’ medical records, private on-camera communication, and reducing unnecessary in-office and ER visits are a few reasons telemedicine continues to grow in popularity.


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Uber in Your EHR?

Nonemergency transportation system Uber Health partnered with Cerner in an agreement that will allow providers to schedule Uber rides for patients directly from Cerner’s EHR — a partnership that should help patients attend their appointments.

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Shortage of Primary Care Providers Affects Recruitment

High demand and low supply for primary care physicians impact recruitment packages and benefits.


New Study Explores Association Between Paternal Smoking and Congenital Heart Defects in Babies

Babies born to fathers who smoke are more likely to have congenital heart defects, according to a recently published study.


Whither, Direct Care?

Supporters of direct or concierge care argue that it lets providers offer more individualized attention, and that by contracting directly with patients — not insurers and government programs — direct care providers keep down overhead.


Winning the Waiting (Room) Game

A certain gloom attaches to waiting rooms. The cheerlessness can be compounded when it’s a medical office waiting room.


Millennials’ Unsteady Approach to Health Care

Harmony Healthcare IT surveyed approximately 2,000 millennials ages 23–38. The findings suggest the younger set is charting a sometimes perilous medical path.


Convenience and Continuity of Care in the Evolving Retail Clinic Model

Industry observers and insiders ponder the role of retail clinics in modern health care and how that squares with physician-patient relationships.


Shortage of Primary Care Providers Driving Key Medical Trends

Increasing reliance on nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) as well as on telehealth and related technologies have a common root: a lack of primary care providers. Analysts do not see these trends abating.


From Maids to Tycoons: Direct Primary Care Expands Its Patient Base

Frustrated with insurance-based care, increasing numbers of physicians are turning to direct primary care to provide patients across the socioeconomic spectrum simpler, more personalized treatment.