A State-Enforced Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
(MedPage Today) -- Suneel Dhand, MD, discusses the pros and cons of potential Massachusetts law (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Burnout in Residency Coordinators Tied to Job Satisfaction
A study published in the October issue ofFamily Medicine reports on job satisfaction and burnout among family medicine residency coordinators in the United States. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Can the Astana Declaration Be a Turning Point to Finally Ensuring Primary Health Care for All?
November 02, 2018These three factors will be critical.Fellow delegates to last week ’s ​Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana, Kazakhstan, have flown home to an awesome yet daunting challenge: 40 years after the landmark Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 declaring health as a human right, how can we finally make the declaration’s vision of primary health care (PHC) for all a reality?The monumental 1978 conference in Alma-Ata, USSR  (now Almaty, Kazakhstan), pronounced for the first time global agreement that health is a “fundamental human right” and called for “ur...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Patient-Centered Primary Care for HIV at ANAC 2018 Patient-Centered Primary Care for HIV at ANAC 2018
As the needs of patients with HIV evolve and the role of HIV providers shifts, nonphysician providers look for tools to help people with HIV live long, healthy lives.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Sanitas Medical Centers to add 8 local bilingual clinics, 75 jobs
Sanitas Medical Centers will open eight bilingual clinics and add 75 jobs in Central Florida by fourth-quarter 2018 The clinics are a joint venture between Jacksonville-based nonprofit GuideWell Mutual Holding Co. and multinational health care business group Organización Sanitas Internacional. The facilities, which will offer service to GuideWell subsidiary Florida Blue customers, will include family primary care services, urgent care, laboratory and diagnostic imaging services. “Central Florida… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Private primary care center partners with businesses to help lower employee health insurance costs
Employers throughout the United States have been facing a major dilemma, and it ’s not just the rising cost of health insurance. Employee accessibility to high-quality primary care physicians has taken a backseat to many cost-related issues, but has become a steadily-growing challenge with serious implications. Fifty years ago, roughly half of America’s physicians were con sidered primary care doctors, according to CareHere findings. Today, that number is less than one third.  That trend is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Bryn Scarborough Source Type: news

Cochrane prioritisation project informs NIHR tobacco research funding
In 2016 the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group carried out a priority setting project (CTAG taps), funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research in the UK. Drawing on the opinions and experiences of members of the public, health professionals, healthcare commissioners, researchers, guideline developers and funders a clear message emerged- that there are still many unanswered research questions in the areas of tobacco use prevention, harm reduction and cessation. Now the NIHR have put out a large funding call, across a number of its funding streams, for research in these areas. The NIHR cite the findings of CTAG taps as...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Managing common infections: guidance for primary care
This guidance for managing common infections, including upper and lower respiratory, and urinary tract infections was updated in October 2018. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Services Pediatricians Forget to Bill For 5 Services Pediatricians Forget to Bill For
Pediatricians often focus on proper coding and on-time collections. But they also need to ensure they are capturing all charges for the services provided.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Opioid Withdrawal Not Deadly? Wrong
(MedPage Today) -- Forget what you learned about the'best'treatment (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Plans for new Premier Health facility in Beavercreek move forward
Premier Health's plans for a new primary care facility in Beavercreek are moving forward. Cincinnati-based contractor Al. Neyer was issued a building permit valued at $7.23 million for a 46,000-square-foot facility on Lakeview Drive. Beavercreek city officials confirmed the permit is intended for the construction of a Premier Health primary care office. The Dayton Business Journal re ported last month the hospital network plans to open two primary care facilities, each at about 45,000 square feet,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cecilia Salomone Source Type: news

The Integrator: Lost in transition
Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by senior bureau chief Dave West. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Popular drug combination for treatment resistant depression is not more effective than a single antidepressant in primary care
Psychiatrists and GPs increasingly combine mirtazapine with an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or SNRI (serotonin-noradenaline reuptake inhibitor) antidepressant for patients whose depression does not respond to a single antidepressant. A large clinical trial led by researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Exeter, Keele, Manchester and Hull York Medical School, and published in the British Medical Journal today, looked at the effectiveness of adding mirtazapine to an SSRI or SNRI in patients who remain depressed after at least six weeks of conventional (SSRI or SNRI) antidepressant treatment. They found th...
Source: University of Bristol news - November 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Epidural Analgesia and Any Vaginal Laceration Epidural Analgesia and Any Vaginal Laceration
Does a relationship exist between epidural analgesia and vaginal laceration in laboring women?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Voters Divided on Healthcare Priorities as Midterms Near Voters Divided on Healthcare Priorities as Midterms Near
Study of polls finds that no single issue dominates this election, but 40% of likely voters say healthcare is an extremely important issue in their thinking on voting for a congressional candidate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

ACIP Recommends Hep A Vaccine for Homeless Patients
During the Oct. 24-25 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group discussed topics including recommending the hepatitis A vaccine for people who are homeless. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACIP Recommends HepA Vaccine for Homeless Patients
During the Oct. 24-25 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group discussed topics including recommending the hepatitis A vaccine for people who are homeless. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Depression is rising faster than any other condition jumping
NHS data collected from GP surgeries shows 9.9 per cent of patients are now considered to be battling the mental health disorder. In contrast, the rate was 9.1 per cent last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top 5 COPD Apps for Primary Care Providers & amp; Patients
An app that tracks cigarette cravings and moods, one that guides patients through proper inhaler use, and 3 other top COPD apps for both patients and physicians.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 31, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Advocacy Awards Spotlight Chapter Statehouse Wins
The AAFP recognized four chapters with Leadership in State Government Advocacy Awards for success in advancing the interests of family medicine in state legislatures. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Allina Health to open third Uptown clinic
Allina Health System will open a third clinic in Minneapolis ’ Uptown neighborhood next year. The 11,000-square-foot location will be in the Calhoun Village Shopping Center, at 3200 W. Lake St. on the north end of Lake Bde Maka Ska. Minneapolis-based Allina will offer primary care, mental health care and women’s health services at the site. The clinic w ill have an “emphasis on convenience" and "integrating the digital experience more deliberately into an individual's care,” an Allina spokesman… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

AAFP Urges Modifications to CMS' Proposed ACO Rule
The AAFP responded in writing to CMS with suggestions on how to improve its proposed rule on accountable care organizations. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Bans Lead Acetate From Consumer Hair Dyes FDA Bans Lead Acetate From Consumer Hair Dyes
The FDA has banned lead acetate from hair coloring products, a move prompted by petitions from consumer watchdog groups.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Prevalence of QOF-recorded depression increases to 10%
The number of patients coded as having depression has increased to almost 10%, according to new data from NHS Digital.  In its summary of general practice QOF activity, NHS Digital revealed that depression was the condition that saw the greatest year-on-year increase in QOF-recorded prevalence out of all QOF indicators– rising from 9.1% in 2016/17 to 9.9% in 2017/18.  The increase means depression is now second overall for all QOF conditions, overtaking obesity, which has a prevalence of 9.8%. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 31, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Have You Ever Lied to a Patient? Have You Ever Lied to a Patient?
In certain situations, physicians may find it hard to reveal the truth to patients.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Guidance Updated on Transition of Youth to Adult Health Care
The AAFP joined the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Physicians in updating a joint clinical report on the health care transition from adolescence to adulthood. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to get super glue off the skin
Super glue is an effective adhesive, but a person may accidentally bind their skin to other objects, or glue their fingers together. Super glue is not usually harmful to the skin, and a few quick home remedies can remove it. Learn how to get super glue off the skin using acetone, a pumice stone, butter, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Primary Care / General Practice Source Type: news

'OSU and the Cherokee Nation Will Grow Our Own Doctors': First Tribally Affiliated Medical School in U.S. To Open in 2020
Discusses the impact of the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation, the first tribally associated medical school in the country. This med school will focus on the education of primary care physicians with an interest in providing care to tribal and rural populations in Oklahoma. An inaugural class of 50 students will begin in August 2020. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 31, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Eli Lilly Makes Bet on Gene-Silencing Drug Firm Dicerna Eli Lilly Makes Bet on Gene-Silencing Drug Firm Dicerna
Eli Lilly and Co is spending $100 million for a stake in Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc as part of a licensing deal, making it the latest major drugmaker to bet on gene-silencing technology.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Trump Plans to Lower Medicare Part D Prices, Not Just Part B Trump Plans to Lower Medicare Part D Prices, Not Just Part B
The Trump administration appears ready to put increased pressure on drug makers, for both the Medicare part B and D programs, with members of Congress signaling an intention to soon address the high costs of medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Permits Psilocybin to Be Tested for Refractory Depression FDA Permits Psilocybin to Be Tested for Refractory Depression
The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for psilocybin-assisted therapy for refractory depression, its manufacturer reports, laying the groundwork for an upcoming, large clinical trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

98point6 Uses AI to Help Redefine Primary Care
98point6 is on a mission to make primary care more efficient with the use of artificial intelligence. The Seattle, WA-based company said it raised $50 million in a series C round, bringing the total amount raised to $86.1 since the company’s inception in 2015. The Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs was an anchor investor in the Series C round, which was further supported by existing investors. The funding will enable 98point6 to scale and fulfill strong commercial demand of its text-based primary care service, grow its product and physician teams, expand the capabilities of the platform, and conti...
Source: MDDI - October 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Low-Income, Obese Patients Lose Weight With Texts, Coaching Low-Income, Obese Patients Lose Weight With Texts, Coaching
' We can produce clinically meaningful weight loss at a very low price point if we use digital strategies'integrated into primary care, says the lead author of this new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

AAFP Nudges ONC Toward EHR Interoperability
The Academy has offered feedback to the National Coordinator for Health IT about electronic health record interoperability, usability and certification testing. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Authors Delve Into Characteristics of FP Hospitalists
A policy brief published in theJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine found that nearly 9 percent of new family physicians in active practice were practicing as hospitalists. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ask Your Patients About Guns, ACP Says Ask Your Patients About Guns, ACP Says
Four new position statements from the American College of Physicians address ways to stem firearm violence in the United States.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Humana, Oak Street reach provider network deal for Philadelphia
Oak Street Health and Humana Inc. said Tuesday they have entered into a value-based care network agreement that will provide Human ’s Medicare Advantage members with access to Oak Street’s network of primary care centers. Chicago-based Oak Street Health operates four Philadelphia primary care health centers recently acquired from CityLife Neighborhood Clinics. The company also just opened it’s first internally developed clinic in Cheltenham and has plans to open two addition primary care centers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Humana, Oak Street reach provider network deal for Philadelphia
Oak Street Health and Humana Inc. said Tuesday they have entered into a value-based care network agreement that will provide Humana ’s Medicare Advantage members with access to Oak Street’s network of primary care centers. Chicago-based Oak Street Health operates four Philadelphia primary care health centers recently acquired from CityLife Neighborhood Clinics. The company also just opened it’s first internally developed clinic in Cheltenham and has plans to open two addition primary care centers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Lawsuit if You Don't Disclose Your Lack of Expertise? Lawsuit if You Don't Disclose Your Lack of Expertise?
It's hard to become expert on a procedure if you don't keep getting experience, but must you tell your patient how many (or few) of the procedures you have done?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

98point6 collects another $50M for text-driven primary care delivery platform
CEO Robbie Cape said the investment will be used to meet demand, build new capabilities and ensure high-quality care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Spanish speakers need native language breast density info
Spanish-speaking women aren't getting the information they need when it comes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Patients remain confused about breast density Breast density notification laws boost ultrasound use Breast density laws mystify primary care providers Rads conflicted about additional dense breast imaging Breaking BI-RADS: Breast density measures vary widely (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Disruptive innovation? Online consultation and general practice
New tools and services are already allowing general practice to work in new ways. They range from systems that enable practices to improve patient flows to AI based apps that do some of the work of GPs and services where the only face to face contact between doctor and patient is on a screen. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Surgical students increasingly lack dexterity skills for surgery
School curriculum lack of focus on crafts mean young people struggle with practical skills, professor of surgical education warns Related items fromOnMedica Extra places on ‘innovative’ courses to train more GPs Drive to have general practice given speciality status Nurses hit by student loans errors GMC offers new guidance for disabled students Doctors bear burden of Government ’s financial failure (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Respiratory disease: a suitable case for integrated care?
Mike Morgan, national clinical director for respiratory services at NHS England, outlines the opportunities for improved patient care that have been opened up by the development of integrated care systems Related items fromOnMedica Still no plan for joined-up care, MPs warn in report More powerful flu jab available for over 65s this winter Trusts warn this winter could be worse than last year Making integrated care happen New areas to benefit from joined-up NHS and social care (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - October 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Many Clinical Guideline Authors Have Undeclared Conflicts Many Clinical Guideline Authors Have Undeclared Conflicts
One quarter of clinical guideline authors had undeclared payments from pharmaceutical companies, a study found. Another study also found many undeclared payments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Many Clinical Guideline Authors Have Undeclared Payments Many Clinical Guideline Authors Have Undeclared Payments
One quarter of clinical guideline authors had undeclared payments from pharmaceutical companies, a study found. Another study also found many undeclared payments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Bispecific Antibody Matches Standard Tx for AMD
(MedPage Today) -- Faricimab effective at dosing intervals of both 12 and 16 weeks (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Development of the Brief Addiction Therapist Scale (BATS)
Key findings A literature review and three-round Delphi survey facilitated the development of a Brief Addiction Therapist Scale (BATS), designed to evaluate the delivery of substance use treatment in routine practice. Practitioner feedback, and validation in four clinical samples including two multi-site studies, suggests the scale has good psychometric properties and high inter-rater reliability. In initial feedback practitioners and experts have been positive, supporting its utility, ease of use and importance. Research team Dr Gillian Tober, Head of Research and Training Leeds Addiction Unit, Leeds and York Partnersh...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - October 29, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

UBMD continues growth with 19 new physician hires
New hires include five physicians in primary care, helping to fill a gap in a shortage area. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

FDA Approves Sodium Oxybate (Xyrem) for Pediatric Narcolepsy FDA Approves Sodium Oxybate (Xyrem) for Pediatric Narcolepsy
The FDA has approved expanded labeling for sodium oxybate (Xyrem) to include treatment of cataplexy or excessive daytime sleepiness in pediatric narcolepsy.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news