Highlighted Communities: Spring ’ 18
Discussion about Advocacy Committee evaluations of AHRQ Funding, FDA CDS Guidelines, Rural Medical Record Legislation, TEFCA and the potential sale of patient data; an RFP by the NY State Health Foundation. Contains outlines of the committee’s process (useful templates for potential use throughout the society). Post in the space to surface additional topics or to inquire about joining the committee! Education and Participatory Medicine: Creating a tool for providers to assist their patients in discerning fact from fiction online; an open thread calls for ongoing feedback on a participatory medicine syllabus and even...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: General Newsletter Source Type: news

The Tricky Discharge Followup Dance
(MedPage Today) -- We need more teamwork to figure out patients'next steps (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Next-Generation Behavioral Health Care for Primary Care
June 5, 2018 12:00-1:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NHS Improvement team to examine variation among GPs
NHS Improvement’s top efficiency team has been asked by commissioners in London to tackle clinical variation in general practice, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More cases of cancer can be discovered early at a health center
(University of Gothenburg) Considerably more cases of suspected cancer can today be identified early within primary care. Partly based on symptoms but also statistics on the patients' visits to health centres, indicates research from Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Essential training for commissioners of primary care dental services
PCC is running three dental primary care contracting essentials courses over the next year. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scleroderma and Cancer: A Mechanistic Link? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Autoantibody subsets and disease phenotype may determine risk (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Physicians Often Use Inappropriate Antibiotics for Gonorrhea Physicians Often Use Inappropriate Antibiotics for Gonorrhea
Despite widespread concerns about antibiotic resistance in gonorrhea, the latest data show that a substantial proportion of clinicians do not follow treatment guidelines from the CDC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Qualifications Will Be Key in Hunt for Next VA Nominee
(MedPage Today) -- Management experience will be a plus, analysts suggest (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Global LGBT Funding Up but Worry as Bulk Goes to North America Global LGBT Funding Up but Worry as Bulk Goes to North America
Although funding to support sexual minorities is growing, reaching about $250 million in 2016, three-quarters of the money is going to western countries, campaigners said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Physical Function in Old Age Tied to Income, Education Physical Function in Old Age Tied to Income, Education
People with lower socioeconomic status may have fewer years of good physical functioning in old age than their more affluent, educated counterparts, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The < i > AFP < /i > Podcast: 1 Million Downloads and Counting
The American Family Physician podcast has become one of the most important programs of its kind, bringing information to family physicians, residents and medical students with an average of 41,000 downloads each month. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fatigue a Major Risk in Ridesharing Industry Fatigue a Major Risk in Ridesharing Industry
Fatigue and sleepiness are inherent safety risks in the ridesharing industry today, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine warns.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Many Public Speakers at FDA Ad-Com Meetings Don't Disclose COI Many Public Speakers at FDA Ad-Com Meetings Don't Disclose COI
Many public speakers at U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee (AADAC) meetings have conflicts of interest that they don't disclose, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Fast Vision Boost from Dark Chocolate
(MedPage Today) -- Small trial adds to evidence suggesting benefit to flavonoids (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Jackson Withdraws From VA Nomination, Calls Allegations'False'Jackson Withdraws From VA Nomination, Calls Allegations'False '
Jackson calls the false allegations a distraction to the president and the process, while citing his service to three presidents as White House physician. (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Trends in annual dental visits among US dentate adults with and without self-reported diabetes and prediabetes, 2004-2014
ConclusionsDental visits and services were less frequent in people with diabetes and prediabetes. Racial and ethnic disparities in use of dental services persisted during the observed period.Practical ImplicationsAll patients, especially those with diabetes, are encouraged to visit a dentist at least annually. It is important for health care providers, such as primary care physicians and dental care and public health professionals, to make concerted efforts to promote oral health care in diabetes management. Improving access to dental services is vital to achieving this goal (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 26, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Physician, Patient Groups Pan Short-Term Insurance Proposal Physician, Patient Groups Pan Short-Term Insurance Proposal
The AMA, the AAFP, and a coalition of patient groups argue that CMS'plan will undermine the insurance market, causing price spikes for people with serious health conditions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Interview: 'I was the first single-handed GP in Liverpool to employ a practice nurse'
Dr Shiv Pande is one of more than 10,000 South Asian doctors who came to work in the UK in the decades that followed the second world war. He speaks to GPonline about his experiences and his hopes for the future of the NHS. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Analysis Source Type: news

Chronic Pain Common After ICU Stay, Unrelated to In-hospital Opioids Chronic Pain Common After ICU Stay, Unrelated to In-hospital Opioids
Chronic moderate to severe pain is common in survivors of critical illness and often interferes with daily life, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Potentially Fatal Immune Reactions to Lamotrigine Draw FDA Warning
(MedPage Today) -- Eight serious events including one death since drug was approved in 1994 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Opioid Abuse Tied To Readmission Risk: Pain Medicine News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, shedding pounds appears to improve global pain (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

EBRT with Brachytherapy Matches Surgery for Prostate Ca (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Worse survival without boost in high-risk patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Rebuttal: Drug Industry Does Want Affordable Drugs
(MedPage Today) -- A response to Milton Packer's assertion that pharma has lost interest in common conditions (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Draft Guidelines Issued for Office-based Primary Care Procedures
Family physicians are urged to review and comment on draft guidelines related to office-based primary care and gynecology procedures by May 13. As one family physician notes, " These guidelines will probably be used in the state that you're working in. So if you don't find them useful, now is the time to say something. " (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Office-based Primary Care, Gynecology Procedures Draft Guidelines Issued
Family physicians are urged to review and comment on draft guidelines related to office-based primary care and gynecology procedures by May 13. As one family physician notes, " These guidelines will probably be used in the state that you're working in. So if you don't find them useful, now is the time to say something. " (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Data-sharing initiative aims to lower cost of treating homeless patients
An agreement to allow health providers to share patient data aims to build upon the city of Sacramento's efforts to provide primary care to homeless and at-risk people and reduce health care spending. Sacramento City Council approved the agreement at its Tuesday night meeting. The data-sharing plan will be implemented as part of the Whole Person Care initiative — a pilot program approved last year to increase Medi-Cal recipients’ access to primary care. The program is also meant to help re duce… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

How thousands of South Asian doctors helped keep the NHS afloat
More than 10,000 doctors from South Asia kept the NHS going in its formative years and helped shape modern general practice, according to a book that has inspired an exhibition at the RCGP. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: People News Source Type: news

Beware of the Agreeable, Noncompliant Patient Beware of the Agreeable, Noncompliant Patient
Many physicians are caught off guard when they face a malpractice lawsuit from a seemingly agreeable patient whom they have known for years. Is there any way to prevent this from happening?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Plastic Surgeon Allegedly Watched Porn While Operating; More Plastic Surgeon Allegedly Watched Porn While Operating; More
Bizarre video behavior is one of multiple claims; decades-old cap scorned as'minimum wage'; severely injured woman receives mega award.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Jeremy Hunt urged to pull plug on GP at Hand service
GPs have called on health secretary Jeremy Hunt to scrap the out-of-area registration scheme that has allowed the controversial GP at Hand service to attract thousands of young patients in just a few months. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Commissioning News Source Type: news

Experts back 'more sophisticated' GP funding model as major GMS reforms loom
The NHS should adopt a 'more sophisticated' GP funding formula based on more than twice as many factors as the current system, researchers have said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

CMS to Recast'Meaningful Use' Data Reporting Rules CMS to Recast'Meaningful Use' Data Reporting Rules
Medicare officials also are using the update of an annual payment to compel hospitals to put their standard charges on the Internet and to address price of costly CAR T cancer treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

State Medicaid Coverage for Tobacco Cessation State Medicaid Coverage for Tobacco Cessation
Medicaid enrollees have a greater prevalence of cigarette smoking than the privately insured. Is Medicaid tobacco cessation coverage on the state level meeting Healthy People 2020 targets?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Transition of Care From the ED to the Outpatient Setting Transition of Care From the ED to the Outpatient Setting
What strategies may help transition patients from the ED to primary care?Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Geriatric Diabetes Care: Missed Opportunities to Avoid Harm Geriatric Diabetes Care: Missed Opportunities to Avoid Harm
This study examined the impact of certain patient characteristics on their decision making.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

A Day in the Life of a Physician-Entrepreneur
(MedPage Today) -- Suneel Dhand, MD, shares his busy schedule (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

VA Nominee Hearing Delayed After'Serious Allegations' Arise VA Nominee Hearing Delayed After'Serious Allegations' Arise
The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs jointly called for information from the White House on'allegations'regarding Trump's VA nominee Rear Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Atlanta-based mental health counseling facility to expand after $13 million investment
A mental health counseling facility in Atlanta will undergo a 20,000-square-foot expansion after receiving $13 million in investment from Primary Care Development Corp.   Chris 180, located at 1017 Fayetteville Road off Interstate 20, provides safe housing and skill building for children and their families. The new financing will enable it to renovate its current 800-square-foot facilities and build a new Center for Training Excellence, Education and Connections.   Plans include the addition of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

AAFP Joins Effort to Decrease 2018 MIPS Reporting Period
More than 40 medical organizations asked CMS to implement a 90-day quality measure reporting period for the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Rolls Out Well-Being Planner to Help Fight Burnout
The AAFP has expanded its Physician Health First initiative to include an online well-being planner as part of an ongoing effort to combat physician burnout. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Time for the government to ditch NHS austerity, warns Lord Darzi report
The health and care system in England is at a 'tipping point', with an extra £50bn a year by 2030 needed to keep the NHS going, according to an interim report by former health minister Lord Darzi. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Commissioning News Source Type: news

HRSA | PCA and HCCN Do It Together Resources Learning Collaborative | April 2018
April 26, 2018 12:00-1:15pm ET. CSH is hosting a series of open calls with Primary Care Associations and Health Center Controlled Networks to explore, critique and design a range of training resources to build quality health and housing partnerships (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E-Cig Liquid Exposures Down Slightly Among Young Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Dip follows huge spike in exposures from 2012 to 2015 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New funding model needed for general practice, study claims
General practice needs a new funding model to respond to workload and staffing challenges, a study has claimed.  NHS England takes into consideration only a limited number of variables considered relevant to workload and staffing when allocating resources, researchers from Oxford, Cambridge and Bristol suggested. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 24, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Doctors: Is Retirement Overrated? Doctors: Is Retirement Overrated?
Many physicians who retire from medicine find that it's not what they expected; some feel that there is an emotional void when they leave clinical practice. How can physicians adapt to retirement?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Morning Break: Penis-Scrotum Transplant; Dirty Endoscopes Redux; Psychoactive CBD
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Providers struggling to find out-of-hours GPs since winter indemnity deal ended
Urgent health organisations are finding it harder to fill GP out-of-hours shifts since the winter indemnity scheme ended at the start of April, early findings from a poll of providers suggest. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Commissioning News Source Type: news

More than 250 GP practices closed or merged in 2017/18
More than 250 GP practices covering almost 1m patients across England closed or merged over the past year alone, official data suggest. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Health Center Care Delivery Models for Primary Care Integration of Viral Hepatitis and Substance Use Disorder Treatment
May 15, 2018 2:00-3:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news