Year: 2018

AHRQ Evidence-Based Tools for Improving Primary Care

AHRQ has released EvidenceNOW Tools for Change, an online collection of more than 100 tools and resources to help primary care practices improve quality by providing evidence-based care to their patients. The EvidenceNOW Key Driver Diagram shows six key drivers – big changes – that primary care practices make to build their capacity to implement …

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Medical Device Cybersecurity

Citing an increase in cybersecurity attacks on health care organizations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a framework to plan for and respond to cybersecurity incidents involving medical devices. The Medical Device Cybersecurity Regional Incident Preparedness and Response Playbook covers preparedness and response for medical device cybersecurity issues that impact the functionality …

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Positioning Your Practice for Enhanced Reimbursement Negotiations with Payers

This webinar will guide the practice through different methods and ways for the practice to be more effective in reimbursement negotiations and discussions with payers, including: 1. What healthcare providers need to understand for the future (changes in legislation, changes in programs, value reimbursement impact, etc.) 2. Tips for navigating the current landscape 3. What …

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Joy in Medicine

Professional satisfaction is a powerful driver of quality of care, the patient experience and wise resource use, and as a result is of critical importance to health system leaders and practicing physicians alike. Improvements in clinical workflow, teamwork and leadership communication are among the most potent anecdotes to the burnout which is widespread in healthcare. …

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Using Telemedicine to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

To combat limited access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) of opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural areas, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed Telemedicine and Prescribing Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder to help clarify how clinicians can use telemedicine as a tool to …

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