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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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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.

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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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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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Push to Provide High-Value Care Takes Root in Medical Training

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 4:29 p.m.

Integrating lessons about high-value care early in medical training will help tomorrow’s physicians balance the complexities of delivering high-quality, lower-cost care.

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Telehealth Helps Close Health Care Disparity Gap in Rural Areas

Published Dec. 6, 2016, 2:26 p.m.

Academic medical centers are using telehealth services to improve patient outcomes in underserved rural communities.

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When Zika Hits Home

Published Sept. 16, 2016, 7:08 p.m.

Physicians and scientists in the academic medicine community are managing the Zika epidemic with aggressive research, prevention, and treatment efforts.

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Rare Diseases Difficult to Diagnose, Cures Hard to Come By

Published April 10, 2017, 7:18 p.m.

Patients with rare diseases often face a long journey from diagnosis to treatment.

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Unconscious Bias in Academic Medicine: Overcoming the Prejudices We Don’t Know We Have

Published Aug. 31, 2016, 1:15 p.m.

Leaders at medical schools and teaching hospitals are examining how unconscious bias affects academic medicine and looking at ways to mitigate the impact.

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Those Magnificent Medical Flying Machines

Published Feb. 28, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

The integration of drones into the world of modern health care has the potential to deliver solutions with ease and speed.

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