CDPHP releases list of Capital Region ’s top primary care doctors
For the second year in a row, CDPHP is releasing key performance data – as well as results from patient satisfaction surveys – to show which local primary care practices have met our health plan’s rigorous standards for quality, efficiency, and patient satisfaction. In doing so, we are not only celebrating those practices that go above and beyond for their patie nts, but we are also providing consumers with valuable information needed to make the most informed choices about their care.   As… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. John D. Bennett Source Type: news

CDPHP releases list of Capital Region ’s top primary care doctors
For the second year in a row, CDPHP is releasing key performance data – as well as results from patient satisfaction surveys – to show which local primary care practices have met our health plan’s rigorous standards for quality, efficiency, and patient satisfaction. In doing so, we are not only celebrating those practices that go above and beyond for their patie nts, but we are also providing consumers with valuable information needed to make the most informed choices about their care.   As… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. John D. Bennett Source Type: news

Addressing SDoH: Finally, Tools for PCPs Addressing SDoH: Finally, Tools for PCPs
AAFP has created a wealth of resources to allow primary care practices to identify and address social determinants of health.American Academy of Family Physicians (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

The Latest Aspirin Research: Implications for Primary Care The Latest Aspirin Research: Implications for Primary Care
What do the latest studies about use of aspirin for primary prevention, which call into question previous guidelines, mean for primary care practice?Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Trinity Medical adding sites north, south of Buffalo
The primary care practice group of Trinity Medical WNY is expanding with the opening of three more sites in Amherst, Kenmore and Derby. Trinity, the physician practice group affiliated with Catholic Health, has been expanding regionally through the acquisition of both primary care and specialty practices. Earlier this summer, Trinity Medical OB/GYN opened a site in Lockport, while other additions last year came in the areas of ca rdiology as well as bariatrics, endocrinology and internal medicine. Mark… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Primary Care Provider Burnout Rate Low in Small Practices
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Provider-reported rates of burnout may be lower in small independent primary care practices than in larger practices, according to a study published in the July-August issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Primary Care Practices Aim to Treat the Mind
The reality is that many people will go without mental health care if it doesn’t come from their primary care doctor, so integrating mental and behavioral health care into doctor practices makes sense, according to the American Psychological Association. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burnout in Small Urban Independent Primary Care Practices Burnout in Small Urban Independent Primary Care Practices
Do burnout rates and associated factors differ between providers practicing in small independent primary care practices compared to those in hospital settings or large practices?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

New app helps victims of domestic violence in the privacy of their doctors' office
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Primary care practices in Rochester, N.Y., are pilot testing an app that screens patients for domestic violence and makes actionable recommendations for victims and their doctors. A team of researchers and advocates at Rochester Institute of Technology and Resolve of Greater Rochester (RESOLVE) developed the software program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Small NYC Primary Care Practices Avoid Burnout Blues
Researchers recently found that health care professionals in small independent primary care practices in New York City reported much lower burnout rates than the national average. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk exec: In the digital age, it ’ s not enough to have a better molecule
Much of Dr. Todd Hobbs’ life has centered around diabetes – he was diagnosed with Type I diabetes roughly 30 years ago and now he is the father of a child with diabetes. At his Kentucky-based primary care practice, he took on diabetic patients and helped manage their care. And when he made the jump from the clinic to the pharmaceutical industry 15 years ago, he accepted a job at Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO). He now serves as VP & CMO of the insulin-maker’s North America unit. Between his work as a doctor and as an executive, he has watched healthcare trends come and go. The one that he’s ke...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes mHealth (Mobile Health) Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Novo Nordisk Source Type: news

OhioHealth pausing after opening four freestanding ERs in six months
OhioHealth Corp. has nearly completed a $52 million network of freestanding suburban emergency rooms after opening seven since early last year – a dizzying four of those in just six months. A two-story New Albany ER with a primary care practice upstairs is the latest to open in June – making it the ninth for Central Ohio's largest hospital system. Although not considered a standalone, an ER also is part of the 26-bed OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital opening in October. “We looked… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Practice-Hospital Consolidation Increasing for Many Specialties Practice-Hospital Consolidation Increasing for Many Specialties
The level of integration of certain kinds of primary care practices into hospitals and health systems more than doubled in recent years, with steeper increases seen in oncology and cardiology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Burnout Rare Among Physicians in Small Practices Burnout Rare Among Physicians in Small Practices
Physicians who work in small, independent primary care practices report far less burnout than the national average.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice: Two Health Center Experiences
August 1, 2018 3:00-4:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Building a Direct Primary Care Practice
After more than eight years in the fee-for-service world, Jeffrey Gold, M.D., needed a change. He found a model that " makes sense " in direct primary care. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Physician burnout in small practices is dramatically lower than national average
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Physicians who work in small, independent primary care practices -- also known as SIPs -- report dramatically lower levels of burnout than the national average (13.5 percent versus 54.4 percent), according to a study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine publishing online July 9 in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Direct Primary Care: A New Way to Deliver Health Care
This paper explores Direct Primary Care, a subscription-based health care model; analyzes how it might solve some of the problems plaguing the health care system; looks at policy options; and takes you inside one of the Colorado's Direct Primary Care practices. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two organizations plan to launch an ACO in the Triad
Greensboro-based Emtiro Health LLC said Tuesday it will partner with Aledade Inc., a Maryland firm, to bring a new accountable care organization in the region. The physician-led accountable-care organization, or ACO, is expected to launch in January 2019. It initially will focus on recruiting primary care practices in the Triad and the North Carolina foothills to lead the ACO, but has the potential to expand to other parts of the state, according to the organizations. "This partnership is a stepping… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

NPs Increasingly Fill Primary Care Gaps NPs Increasingly Fill Primary Care Gaps
Primary care practices increasingly employ nurse practitioners to help improve health care delivery, especially in rural areas, new data showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Iora Health hopes to expand primary-care model with $100M raise
Iora Health, a company that aims to reconfigure primary-care practices, has announced a $100 million fundraise to allow it to open more sites. Investors in theSeries E round include .406 Ventures, Devonshire Investors, F-Prime Capital, Flare Capital Partners, GE Ventures, Humana, Khosla Ventures, Polaris Partners and Temasek. Including the recent raise, Iora has raised $223 million to date. The 350-person company has created a differen t primary-care model, focusing on patients over the age of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Iora Health hopes to expand primary-care model with $100M raise
Iora Health, a company that aims to reconfigure primary-care practices, has announced a $100 million fundraise to allow it to open more sites. Investors in theSeries E round include .406 Ventures, Devonshire Investors, F-Prime Capital, Flare Capital Partners, GE Ventures, Humana, Khosla Ventures, Polaris Partners and Temasek. Including the recent raise, Iora has raised $223 million to date. The 350-person company has created a differen t primary-care model, focusing on patients over the age of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital expanding in Indiana
Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital is looking to expand its operations in Indiana, according to the Batesville Herald-Tribune. The hospital system has operated a primary care practice, called Children’s Health Care, in Margaret Mary Physician Center in Batesville, Ind. As Margaret May Health is looking to expand in its own building, Cincinnati Children’s is looking to develop a 10,000-square foot medical office building on a 1-acre site. Verus Partners will develop the medical office building… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

International tech firm brings health app into Alabama
An Alabama primary care practice has partnered with a tech company to launch a new health and wellness app in the Rocket City. Integrity Family Care in Madison is working with K Health Inc. to use artificial intelligence to offer free health information to customers in Huntsville, according to AL.com. A provider at Integrity Family Care can look at a user's information if so desired. The app generates a report that provi des advice, a prescription or a visit. K Health is based in New York City… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hanno van der Bijl Source Type: news

EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care
Early research findings about how to help small- and medium-sized primary care practices with cardiovascular disease prevention are available in anAnnals of Family Medicine supplement. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mastering Rheumatoid Arthritis: 5 Key Challenges for Primary Care Practice
RA can be managed in primary care but comes with unique challenges. Here, strategies outlined at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Musculoskeletal Disorders Source Type: news

Leadership and adaptive reserve are not associated with blood pressure control
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Primary care leadership and practice resilience can strengthen organizational culture. In small primary care practices, however, practice adaptive reserve and leadership capability are not associated with baseline blood pressure control. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Use of quality improvement strategies among US primary care practices
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Small- to medium-sized practices with quality improvement systems (e.g., registries) are most likely to use quality improvement strategies. Practices with fewer major disruptions are more likely to use quality improvement strategies to improve cardiovascular preventive services. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospital ownership of practice may reduce physician burnout
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Among staff in small- to medium-sized primary care practices, hospital ownership is associated with positive perceptions of work environment and lower burnout. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality releases early findings from EvidenceNOW
(American Academy of Family Physicians) The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality today released early findings from EvidenceNOW, a multi-million dollar initiative to help primary care practices across the country more rapidly improve the heart health of Americans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Canvas Medical bumps total funding above $3M, launches administrative platform
Alongside the launch of its administrative software designed specifically for independent primary care practices, San Francisco-based Canvas Medical has announced that it has raised more than $3 million in total funding with its most recently closed round. The latest fundraising was led by Upfront Ventures, with participation from iSeed Ventures, Village Global, and other unnamed angel investors. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Factors influencing the implementation of screening and brief interventions for alcohol use in primary care practices: a systematic review protocol - Ros ário F, Santos MI, Angus K, Pas L, Fitzgerald N.
INTRODUCTION: Alcohol is a leading risk factor contributing to the global burden of disease. National and international agencies recommend evidence-based screening and brief interventions in primary care settings in order to reduce alcohol consumption. How... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Confidential survey into southwestern Ontario suicide: implication for primary care practice - Shah R, Eynan R, Heisel MJ, Eden D, Jhirad R, Links PS.
OBJECTIVE: To describe sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of suicide decedents and to explore the pattern of clinical and suicide risk assessment in primary care settings. METHODS: A 3-year case series of consecutive suicides (January 1,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Moving away from the tip of the pyramid: screening and brief intervention for risky alcohol and opioid use in underserved patients - Venner KL, Sanchez V, Garcia J, Williams RL, Sussman AL.
This study aimed to describe SBI-related attitudes, practic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Aldosterone ’s Resurgence in Hypertension: a Primary Care Primer
Since aldosterone has become a pivotal hypertensive hormone, screening with or without confirmation should be part of primary care practice. Here's a straightforward approach. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Tags: Diabetes Diabetes and Endocrinology Hypertension Source Type: news

Primary care medical practices: are community health care providers ready for disasters? - Peters RM, Hipper TJ, Chernak ED.
This study seeks to determine the capacity of community primary care practices to meet the needs of patients during public health emergencies and to identify the barriers and resources necessary to participate in a coordinated response with publ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care
A grant initiative dedicated to helping small- and medium-sized primary care practices across the country use the latest evidence to improve heart health. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Supporting nurse mentors to reduce the barriers to implementing alcohol Interventions and Brief Advice (IBA) in primary care
Conclusion This project indicates that by supporting nurse mentors in leading on the implementation of IBA there is potential for reducing alcohol-related harm within the existing resources of the surgery. This could support primary care in the practical implementation of an evidence based cost effective intervention which has experienced patchy uptake. References 1 Her Majesty’s Government (2012) The Government’s Alcohol Strategy -2012 2 House of Commons Health Committee, 29012, Government’s Alcohol Strategy 3 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2012) Alcohol-use disorders: prevention Guid...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - February 8, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Strategies to Recruit a Diverse Low-Income Population to Child Weight Management Programs From Primary Care Practices
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Providing Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Providing Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
This brief report details how one center successfully integrated Office-Based Opioid Treatment with buprenorphine into their primary care practice.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

A Model for Improving Preventive Care in Rural Counties A Model for Improving Preventive Care in Rural Counties
This study evaluated the feasibility of a sustainable, rural community-based patient outreach model for preventive care provided through primary care practices.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

New chronic kidney disease audit published
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Clinical Commissioning Groups and primary care practices must all work together to improve outcomes for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), according to the national Chronic Kidney Disease Audit published today. The Audit was commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and conducted by the Informatica Systems, the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine, UCL (University College London) and Queen Mary University of London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Proposed CVS-Aetna Deal Should Scare Primary-Care Practices
The CVS-Aetna $69 billion merger is going to cause a lot of headaches for primary-care physician practices. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 8, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Blog Patients Practice Models Physician Productivity Source Type: news

STEADI: CDC's approach to make older adult fall prevention part of every primary care practice - Sarmiento K, Lee R.
INTRODUCTION: Primary care providers play a critical role in protecting older adult patients from one of the biggest threats to their health and independence-falls. A fall among an older adult patient cannot only be fatal or cause a devastating injury, but... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Primary-Care-Led Weight Loss Strategy Could Lead to Diabetes Remission
A weight-loss intervention in primary care may lead to type 2 diabetes remission, suggests a Lancet study. Nearly 50 U.K. primary care practices were... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

List of area ’s top doctors
Looking for a list of the best restaurants? Turn to Trip Advisor. Want to know which vehicles are the safest? Consumer Reports has you covered. But if you’re searching for the best doctor in your community, you’re out of luck. Until now. CDPHP has released a list of the area’s top-performing primary care practices. The group – all part of the CDPHP Enh anced Primary Care program – has been measured against the plan’s rigorous set of quality and efficiency standards. In addition to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 29, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. John D. Bennett Source Type: news

List of area ’s top doctors
Looking for a list of the best restaurants? Turn to Trip Advisor. Want to know which vehicles are the safest? Consumer Reports has you covered. But if you’re searching for the best doctor in your community, you’re out of luck. Until now. CDPHP has released a list of the area’s top-performing primary care practices. The group – all part of the CDPHP Enh anced Primary Care program – has been measured against the plan’s rigorous set of quality and efficiency standards. In addition to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. John D. Bennett Source Type: news

Use Field-tested Tactics to Improve Care, Reduce Costs
New research published inAnnals of Family Medicine reveals 13 attributes that are frequently found in high-value primary care practices. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lower cost, higher quality primary care practices are distinguished by six attributes
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Exploring attributes of high-value primary care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news