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Striking a Balance Between Access and Cost

In the 1970s, the freestanding emergency department (FSED) emerged in rural areas to provide access to emergency care for residents living without a nearby acute care hospital. FSEDs offer emergency medical care at locations independent from [...]

July 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Docs Spend Too Much Time Behind a Computer

For years, the US has worked toward fully integrating electronic health records (EHRs) into healthcare systems in order to improve outcomes, quality of care, and cost-effectiveness, otherwise known as the Triple Aim. However, from physicians’ [...]

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Is the PCMH Movement the Solution?

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) has been lauded as an innovative approach to improvements in the healthcare system that include reducing cost of care, improving quality of care and the patient experience, and reducing instability in the [...]

June 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Home Visits Help the Elderly

A mixed methods study explored the effectiveness of five different home visiting programs on reducing hospitalizations, ED visits, and expenditures among Medicare beneficiaries. These programs use care teams comprised of registered nurses or lay [...]

May 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

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