Patient-Centered Medical Homes: A Recipe for Success

Patient-Centered Medical Homes: A Recipe for Success »

Key objectives of the patient-centered medical home model. Image via Orlando Health Docs. In our scattered healthcare system, the patient-centered medical home model has risen to the surface as a way to practice primary care in a completely revolutionized way. The patient-centered medical home is a transition away from symptom and illness-based care,…
Primary Care Via Telemedicine: A New Form of Ongoing Delivery

Primary Care Via Telemedicine: A New Form of Ongoing Delivery »

5 Sep, 2014
Opinion/Editorial
A doctor completes a tele-consult. Image via telemedicine wiki. Telemedical treatment has been a tantalizing possibility for many years, for reasons including a failure of health plans to pay for it and too little bandwidth to support it, but those reasons are quickly being trumped by the need for quick, cheap,…
Hope Springs Eternal in Primary Care, Says Peter Meyers

Hope Springs Eternal in Primary Care, Says Peter Meyers »

While focusing on primary care this month (because of our 2014 Primary Care Challenge live event on September 16) we came across Peter Meyers, a fourth-year medical student from the University of Minnesota. Peter is the Clinical Innovation Content Fellow at Primary Care Progress, and he just finished a MPH program focused on health policy. As we…
Primary Care Prestige: Why EMRs Expand Possibilities

Primary Care Prestige: Why EMRs Expand Possibilities »

Electronic medical records provide new opportunities, says Dr. Anoop Raman. Ipad image via wiki. Prestige in medicine often follows research, which is why physician-scientists who do basic science research have often been considered among the giants of medicine. As the field of medicine advanced, the gap between what we knew from basic…
Family Physicians Are Natural Health System Leaders

Family Physicians Are Natural Health System Leaders »

27 Aug, 2014
Opinion/Editorial
Photo via pixabay. The subtitle of a JAMA editorial on accountable care recently caught my attention: "The paradox of primary care physician leadership." The authors observed that although a typical family physician's or general internist's patient panel accounts for about $10 million in annual health care spending (of which only $500,000 is primary care…
Comprehensive Primary Care Includes Mental Health

Comprehensive Primary Care Includes Mental Health »

25 Aug, 2014
Opinion/Editorial
Photo via wiki. Imagine this scenario. You go to see your longtime primary care provider. What you have to say you could only say to the person who has taken care of you and your family for years, has seen births and deaths. It’s still hard to say. In fact, you…
Dr. Kathy Nieder Talks Technology in Primary Care

Dr. Kathy Nieder Talks Technology in Primary Care »

25 Aug, 2014
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Can ipads in the office help us teach patients? Maybe, says Dr. Nieder. Photo via MarketWatch. Dr. Kathy Nieder, a family medicine doctor at Baptist Medical Associates (BMA), is at the forefront of technology in medicine. She recently joined the HiMMS Connected Patient Committee, a committee dedicated to developing tools that…
The Primary Care Innovation Challenge (#PCC14): One Week To Go

The Primary Care Innovation Challenge (#PCC14): One Week To Go »

24 Aug, 2014
MTB ContestNews
The American healthcare system is in a state of disarray. As we acknowledge this, the system has started to change more than ever before. Innovative ideas are now at the forefront of the medical conversation - new technologies, direct primary care strategies, concierge care, patient-centered medical homes, home visits, telemedicine, group diabetic educational sessions, and new ways of following-up with…
Unshackling the Physician: Karandeep Singh on Glass & Primary Care

Unshackling the Physician: Karandeep Singh on Glass & Primary Care »

20 Aug, 2014
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Karandeep Singh, MD gives a Google Glass Demo last April at Boston's Google headquarters. All photos provided by Jennifer Joe. On April 23, 2014, the Boston medical community came together at the Boston Google headquarters to learn about the possibilities of wearables and Google Glass. Everyone was buzzing - What is Google Glass? What's special about…
Primary Care Change Agents: HMS Fellows Push for Innovation

Primary Care Change Agents: HMS Fellows Push for Innovation »

19 Aug, 2014
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Harvard Medical School, photo via flickr. Each year, the Innovation Fellows program at Harvard Medical School's Center for Primary Care selects doctors to focus on one of America's biggest healthcare puzzles: primary care. The fellows create communities of clinician innovators and mentors, promote cross-disciplinary collaborations, and lead innovations in diabetes, depression management,…

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