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Physicians Can Play Crucial Role in Identifying Human-Trafficking Victims

Published May 2, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

Physicians are uniquely positioned to recognize and help patients who may be victims of human trafficking. But awareness and education are critical first steps.

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Early Adopters of Bundled Payments Discuss Challenges, Lessons Learned

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 4:02 p.m.

Bundled payments are transforming how we deliver care. Providers participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Bundled Payments for Care Initiative discuss some of the challenges and protocols they have developed to improve efficiency and outcomes.

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Getting to Price Transparency: A Learning Curve for Physicians and Patients

Published Sept. 1, 2016, 8:33 p.m.

Patients need to know and understand what their care will cost when there will be out-of-pocket expenses. A new AAMC resource offers several tools to help hospitals improve price transparency.

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Reducing the Stigma: Faculty Speak Out About Suicide Rates Among Medical Students, Physicians

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 1:42 p.m.

Recognizing the high suicide rate among physicians, medical schools and teaching hospitals have become more focused on cultivating a learning environment that supports mental health.

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Having the Talk: When Treatment Becomes End-of-Life Care

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 6:34 p.m.

Some physicians are uncomfortable about having end-of-life talk discussions with patients, but new teaching methods are helping medical trainees to get past the hurdles.

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CMS Star Ratings Met with Criticism in Academic Medicine Community

Published Sept. 15, 2016, 4:15 p.m.

Many in the academic medicine community have criticized the CMS Overall Star Ratings, questioning the accuracy of the ratings and their potential to mislead patients.

CMS Hospital Star Ratings First Step in Effort to Improve Quality Measures

Published Oct. 3, 2016, 8:10 p.m.

The Hospital Star Ratings are one part of CMS efforts to make quality data accessible.

Data from the AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access

Published Oct. 11, 2016, 3:27 p.m.

Respondents included 5,542 U.S. adults who received medical care in 2015. Data prepared by AAMC Workforce Studies.

Explained in 90 Seconds

Published Oct. 11, 2016, 6:41 p.m.

In a related effort, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences held an in June 2016 to encourage students to learn how to relay information concisely and directly. In just 90 seconds, students had to translate complex research in biochemistry, molecular biology, cancer...

Medical-Legal Partnerships Help Patients Address Barriers to Health

Published Sept. 9, 2016, 6:37 p.m.

Medical-legal partnerships are addressing social and economic health disparities. The AAMC’s Accelerating Health Equity, Advancing through Discovery (AHEAD) initiative is evaluating the impact of these partnerships on health and health inequities.

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Merging Social Determinants Data into EHRs to Improve Patient Outcomes

Published Sept. 13, 2016, 7:22 p.m.

Given the growing body of evidence about the social determinants of health, there has been a push to enter social data into electronic health record systems.

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Delivering Grave News with Empathy and Honesty

Published Oct. 17, 2016, 2:18 p.m.

Educators say medical students and residents require training in the art of communicating difficult news to patients.

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Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Confront the Obesity Epidemic

Published Oct. 31, 2016, 3:06 p.m.

Incomplete understanding about the causes and treatments of obesity is a challenge as physicians, educators, and researchers team up to address rising obesity rates in America.

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Medical Education Focuses on Improving Patient Handoffs

Published Dec. 12, 2016, 4:13 p.m.

With the goal of avoiding errors, many teaching hospitals now include strategies for improving communication during patient handoffs for residents in training.

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Following a Patient's Care Over Many Months Enriches Clerkship Training

Published Jan. 9, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

The longitudinal integrated clerkship model allows students to follow a patient’s care over time and learn the value of care continuity and developing meaningful relationships with patients.

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Refugee Health Clinics Help New Arrivals, Provide Training Ground for Students and Residents

Published Jan. 30, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

Several medical schools and teaching hospitals have reached out to help refugees who arrived with health needs but limited options for care.

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Say That Again? Teaching Physicians About Plain Language

Published Oct. 11, 2016, 1:31 p.m.

The majority of Americans do not have adequate health literacy to comprehend information routinely encountered in a health care setting. It’s up to physicians to explain things clearly.

Geared Up: A Cross-Country Story About the ACA

Published March 6, 2017, 6:13 p.m.

A physician from the University of Arizona College of Medicine biked from Washington, DC, to Seattle, to take the public’s pulse on the Affordable Care Act.

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From Volume to Value: MACRA Shifts Medicare Reimbursement Focus

Published March 6, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) will significantly change Medicare reimbursements, pushing the health system toward value-based care.

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Why Don’t Patients Follow Their Doctors’ Advice?

Published Jan. 17, 2017, 3:32 p.m.

Following a doctor's treatment instructions is essential to achieving good health. Yet, failure of patients to do so is a major contributing factor in poor outcomes.

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