management

New research to target physician attitudes toward payment reform

December 9, 2014

Amid the ongoing shift from fee-for-service healthcare reimbursement to value-based payments, much remains unknown about how clinicians’ mindsets and behaviors will also change as new models unfold. In search of these answers, two North­eastern Uni­ver­sity fac­ulty mem­bers at the Center for Health Policy and Health­care Research began a pilot study this fall in which they interview physi­cians and staff at about 10 prac­tices in Mass­a­chu­setts that are part of the New Eng­land Quality Care Alliance, according to a post from the university

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Have faith, early adopters: Telehealth’s time is finally here

November 24, 2014

In the tech world, the early-adoption phase of new software and devices is always filled with the anticipation and excitement of users wondering what the new technology will be like, how it will make life easier and how it might change the industry. People stand in lines for days waiting for the release of updated technology products.

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With immunotherapy physicians avoid diabetes complications

November 24, 2014

What is the difference between the treatment of diabetes under an immune scheme compared to the traditional therapy? The patient gets a diagnosis and receives attention, but is also checked for a systemic immune problem and thereby prevents possible consequences such as diabetic foot, glaucoma, nephropathy and retinopathy.

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3 ways to avoid losing patients to follow up

November 24, 2014

From a legal and ethical standpoint, physicians must keep patients from missing recommended follow-up care. But while it’s not realistic for practices to track down every no-show or noncompliant patient, there are strategies that can reduce the likelihood of a patient’s dangerous health condition remaining unaddressed, according to a post from the New York Times.

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Point-Counterpoint: Asymptomatic Pediatric Flatfoot: Should You Treat It?

November 24, 2014

Issue Number:  Volume 27 – Issue 12 – December 2014 Author(s):  Philip Bresnahan, DPM, FACFAS; and Edwin Harris, DPM, FACFAS Yes.

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Essential Insights On Surgical Management Of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

November 21, 2014

Issue Number:  Volume 27 – Issue 12 – December 2014 Author(s):  Crystal L. Ramanujam, DPM, MSc, John J. Stapleton, DPM, FACFAS, and Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS Diabetic foot ulcers can lead to an array of complications including osteomyelitis and soft tissue infection

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Coaching: Breaking it down for healthcare leaders

November 18, 2014

Healthcare is experiencing a generational shift among its workforce, and younger generations have different beliefs and expectations about work than those currently retiring. Recruiting, hiring and terminations will continue to be expensive, especially for clinical and care-giving roles. This means that today’s leaders must make investments in retaining those with potential.

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Evaluation of Standing Stability in Individuals With Flatfeet

November 7, 2014

Objective: Flatfoot is one of the most common foot disorders, which not only influences the performance of the foot but also affects the alignments of the ankle, knee, and hip joints. The performance of the flat-arched individuals differs from that of normal individuals during walking. However, there is not enough information in the literature regarding their standing stability.

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