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Modern Medical School and What it Takes to Become a Physician

Does modern medical school align with the needs of future patients?

With the benefits of stability and high demand, it is easy to understand what drives many undergraduates to pursue a career in medicine.

An Overview of Evidence-based Medicine

Evidence-based medicine considers additional testing and trial models.

The gold standard for evidence for EBM – randomized controlled trials (RCTs) – only emerged in the 20th century.

The Long-Term Impact of Millennials on Healthcare Services and Costs

Technology will continue to shape the future of patient interactions.

Millennials will confront mounting human and economic costs of these chronic conditions, along with emerging problems such as antibiotic resistance.

How Millennials are Reshaping the Entire Healthcare Sector

Millennials demand instant access to all services.

What can providers and payers do, beyond tech upgrades, to more closely align their services with millennial expectations?

How Millennials are Reshaping Healthcare – Part 1

Millennials are now making mobile devices a core part of the healthcare delivery process.

Millennials came of age during the 2000s and 2010s alongside applications for smartphones, tablets and cloud platforms, all of which have shaped their expectations for the way services are delivered.

The Rise of Air Ambulance Use: Part 1 of a 2-part series

Air ambulances have rapidly become vital and unique fixtures of the U.S. healthcare system. As specialized aircrafts – i.e., medically equipped helicopters and fixed-wing airplanes – they provide emergency transportation over distances and/or terrains that would be impractical for ground ambulances.   Their use has surged since 1980, when medical helicopters began to be manufactured […]

5 Unique Benefits of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

“Patient-centered” is a widely used term in health care discussions, but what does it really mean? The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) provides an instructive example. A PCMH embodies an approach to the primary care practice (PCP), one in which care is coordinated, accountable and comprehensive, as well as inclusive of wellness, preventive, acute and chronic […]

Value-Based Reimbursement and Improving Quality of Care

Making an effective transition to value-based care, and to a corresponding reimbursement model that works for medical providers, insurersĀ and patients alike, is a longstanding goal for much of the U.S. healthcare system. There are many compelling reasons for adopting value-based reimbursement (VBR) as a replacement for traditional fee-for-service (FFS), with two of the most notable […]

Will Value-Based Care Drive Better Clinical Outcomes in Behavioral Health?

As the scope of behavioral health has expanded to include chronic conditions and substance abuse, so has its approach to payment models. Since the ACA, in particular, America has witnessed its health care system shift from a predominately pay-for-service model to one with various reimbursement models that focus on long-term improvements, promoting efficiency and reducing […]

New Approaches in Behavioral Health

Behavioral health is a flexible term that can refer to a potentially broad set of medical issues. It is most often used when discussing mental health conditions like major depressive disorder, but, with growing frequency, it also applies to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually any behavior-influenced condition. These include chronic diseases such as diabetes, […]

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