Sage adviser and bagpiper premieres Covid-inspired musical work
Piece featuring bagpipe solo by one of government ’s scientific advisers aims to capture collaborative nature of experts’ workCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA musical composition inspired by research into the Covid pandemic and featuring a bagpipe solo by one of the government ’s scientific advisers is to have its world premiere on Thursday.Prof Calum Semple, one of UK leading virologists and a keen Highland piper, says practising for the piece, sometimes in his garden, has helped him deal with the stress of his Covid research.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Weaver Tags: Classical music Coronavirus Culture Science UK news Source Type: news

Zero-Burnout Practices Often Solo, Physician-Owned Zero-Burnout Practices Often Solo, Physician-Owned
Researchers found no link between burnout and patient volume or the proportion of patients with Medicaid insurance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Family Physicians in Solo and Small Practices Declining Family Physicians in Solo and Small Practices Declining
This brief report shows a steady decrease in the number of family physicians in solo or small practices from 2014-2018. Will this trend have an impact on quality of care?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

MedStation offers co-working space for physicians in Lewis Center
MedStation LLC has opened in Lewis Center, with flexible exam room space that solo and small physician practices can rent. "I would love to think (expansion) is something we could do. First I want to make sure we get this right." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

MedStation offers co-working space for physicians in Lewis Center
MedStation LLC has opened in Lewis Center, with flexible exam room space that solo and small physician practices can rent. "I would love to think (expansion) is something we could do. First I want to make sure we get this right." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

'Robot Doc' starts solo orthopedic practice in Honolulu
Although uncertain of his future as a kid growing up in Keeau on Hawaii Island, Paul Norio Morton said his childhood passion for sports and technology are what eventually led him to pursue a career in orthopedics, specializing in robotic joint replacements. His interest and skill in a robot-assisted approach earned him the nickname “The Robot Doc” among patients and colleagues – a unique aspect of his private practice, which he launched in November. “With hard work, you can do anything,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote healthcare providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10)...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote health care providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote health care providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote health care providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote health care providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote health care providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Chase Winovich Makes Case For Expanded Role, More Playing Time For Patriots Defense
By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Through the deluge and all of those bodies crashing into each other throughout Sunday night’s Patriots win over the Ravens, you probably noticed that you were seeing a lot of Chase Winovich. Normally it’s not a big deal when you see a lot of a football player playing football, but for Winovich, playing time has been no guarantee this season. The edge man/linebacker has never been an every-down player for the New England defense in his brief career with the Patriots, but it was alarming to see Winovich become a barely-any-down player over the last month. His dra...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: NFL Patriots Sports Syndicated Sports Chase Winovich New England Patriots Patriots Defense Sports News Source Type: news

More US Cardiologists Opting for Larger Practices More US Cardiologists Opting for Larger Practices
Industry consolidation and administrative burdens appear to be pushing US cardiologists away from solo and small practices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Avoid ticks
If you're practicing social distancing this summer by spending some solo time outdoors, you still might not be alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says tick bites should be top of mind. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/zDfVaSUOYBc Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:58) is in the downloads at the end of the post. Please "Courtesy: [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 12, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Implementing Telemedicine on the Fly, on a Shoestring
Russell Miller, M.D., details in this guest editorial how he implemented telemedicine in his solo practice with little time and few resources. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 21, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vaccines, Antibodies and Drug Libraries. The Possible COVID-19 Treatments Researchers Are Excited About
In early April, about four months after a new, highly infectious coronavirus was first identified in China, an international group of scientists reported encouraging results from a study of an experimental drug for treating the viral disease known as COVID-19. It was a small study, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, but showed that remdesivir, an unapproved drug that was originally developed to fight Ebola, helped 68% of patients with severe breathing problems due to COVID-19 to improve; 60% of those who relied on a ventilator to breathe and took the drug were able to wean themselves off the machines after 18...
Source: TIME: Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Practicing Solo and Feeling Grateful, Despite COVID-19 Practicing Solo and Feeling Grateful, Despite COVID-19
Dr Alice Lee describes how she is coping with the coronavirus pandemic as a solo practitioner.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

More Patients Turning to'Direct Primary Care'More Patients Turning to'Direct Primary Care '
DPC Frontier estimates there are 1,219 practices in 48 states and Washington, D.C. They range in size from solo practitioners to corporate, multisite primary care organizations with thousands of doctors.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

More Patients Turning to 'Direct Primary Care'
DPC Frontier, which tracks the number of direct primary care practices nationally, estimates there are 1,219 practices in 48 states and Washington, D.C. They range in size from solo practitioners to corporate, multisite direct primary care organizations with thousands of doctors. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Campbell Clinic makes Titan addition to its network
Campbell Clinic and a Memphis solo physician practice join forces. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Is Small Better? The Ups and Downs of Solo Practice Is Small Better? The Ups and Downs of Solo Practice
Why are there fewer solo docs? We gathered a range of physician opinions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Your (500) Physician(s) Will See You Now
The day of solo practitioners is coming to an end. Mega practices are becoming the norm in American medical care. There are lots of factors promoting these changes - reimbursement models, electronic medical records, work-life balance and price negotiation. Its unlikely this trend will reverse course (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

MouthWatch CEO Brant Herman Speaking on Teledentistry Opportunities in Private Practice During CDA Presents in Anaheim
Metuchen, NJ – May 9, 2019 – Brant Herman, the CEO and founder of MouthWatch, LLC a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, will be a featured speaker during CDA Presents in Anaheim. MouthWatch will also be exhibiting in booth #2323.During the lecture, entitled “Teledentistry Opportunities in Private Practice” Herman will provide a brief background on teledentistry technology and legislation, focusing on how the landscape has changed to create exciting opportunities for private practices, ranging from solo practitioners to groups p...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 14, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A Boat Crushed His Face. Then Plastic Surgeons Hit Him With $167,000 in Medical Costs
Bob Ensor didn’t see the boom swinging violently toward him as he cleaned a sailboat in dry dock on a spring day two years ago. But he heard the crack as it hit him in the face. He was transported by ambulance to an in-network hospital near his home in Middletown, N.J., where initial X-rays showed his nose was broken as were several bones of his left eye socket. The emergency physician summoned the on-call plastic surgeon, who admitted him to the hospital and scheduled him for surgery the next day. Shortly before surgery, the doctor introduced Ensor to a second plastic surgeon who would assist in the 90-minute proced...
Source: TIME: Health - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Andrews / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Source Type: news

Brad Baltz Joins CHI St. Vincent Cancer Care Practice
Dr. Brad Baltz has left his solo practice and joined the cancer care team at CHI St. Vincent, the hospital announced this week. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 4, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Doctors With Multiple Malpractice Claims Enter Solo Practice Doctors With Multiple Malpractice Claims Enter Solo Practice
The greater likelihood of doctors with five or more paid malpractice claims switching to solo practice presents a potential patient safety concern.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

ACC 2019 Roundup – ReCor touts six-month Paradise renal denervation study results
This study effectively shows that by giving health consumers the tools they need to better manage their health, we can empower them to live healthier lives,” senior study author and chief medical officer Dr. Bimal Shah said in a prepared statement. Read more  Neovasc presents Reducer data Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) said today that it released data on its Neovasc Reducer device during the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. During the session, researchers explored the treatment of refractory angina in patients with no options, Vancouver-based Neovasc said, tou...
Source: Mass Device - March 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Featured Patient Monitoring ReCor Medical Source Type: news

Entrepreneur finalist: Matt Grammer | Kentucky Counseling Center
When Grammer started Kentucky Counseling Center in 2014, he couldn ’t even afford the 225-square-foot office he leased as a solo provider. Today it's one of the largest in the state providing mental health treatment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Primary care networks must cover patients from practices that remain solo
All patients will need to be covered by a primary care network, even if not all practices join them, according to the new GP contract.  The new five-year deal, published last week, aims to get 100% geographical coverage of primary care networks from 1 July this year. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 4, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Rural FP Finds Rewards With Full-scope Training, Deep Roots
Shelley Kohlleppel, M.D., has created a solo family medicine practice in rural Lakehills, Texas, not far from her hometown. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Solo FP Finds Fulfillment Serving Rural Patients, Community
Solo family physician Scott Anzalone, M.D., knows the joys and frustrations of practicing in a rural community where it's not unheard of for a patient to stop by his house to have a laceration sewn up. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

BlueIQ Increases Team Huddle Effectiveness By Providing Key Appointment and Scheduling Data for Review and Action
September 2018, Bountiful Utah - BlueIQ, developers of the practice analytics platform that gathers data from multiple sources, announced the release of Insights, a new graphical display of scheduling data specifically designed for team huddles, helping dental teams drive production by focusing on key appointments.Insights provides dental teams with a simple display of the day ’s schedule to review key metrics and specific appointments that need attention in order to preserve or boost production. When the team meets regularly, BlueIQ’s Insights helps every member understand what appointments need additional att...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Big Data in Healthcare: Finding Your Niche
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course, to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Brenda Fay, Library Specialist, Aurora Libraries – Aurora St. Luk...
Source: The Cornflower - September 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Source Type: news

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https://www.massdevice.com/henry-schein-to-settle-anti-trust-class-action-for-39m/Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said today it expects to pay approximately $38.5 million to settle an anti-trust class action suit related to dental supplies. The case, which was filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, alleges that the defendants violated anti-trust rules by fixing prices on dental equipment and supplies, as well as other claims. The Melville, N.Y.-based company said that it expects to incur a charge of $38.5 million in pre-tax money, or 19 ¢ per share, to settle the case. The charges are slate...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Henry Schein to settle anti-trust class action for $39m
Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said today it expects to pay approximately $38.5 million to settle an anti-trust class action suit related to dental supplies. The case, which was filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, alleges that the defendants violated anti-trust rules by fixing prices on dental equipment and supplies, as well as other claims. The Melville, N.Y.-based company said that it expects to incur a charge of $38.5 million in pre-tax money, or 19¢ per share, to settle the case. The charges are slated to go on the books for the company’s third quarter, though the settlement i...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News benco Henry Schein Inc. Patterson Companies Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, our Spring intern Sheryl R. Simon, MD, wrote about the importance of precision medicine in cancer research and treatment. Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

How Drones Are Helping Scientists Study and Protect Endangered Whales
The above video was provided by Intel. If you’re a six-foot human standing on a paddleboard, it’s just as well you don’t know that a 60-foot, 40-ton humpback whale with 16-foot flippers is surfacing directly beneath you. The only thing more unsettling would be if there were four 60-ft., 40-ton humpback whales with 16-foot flippers doing the same. Just such a don’t-look-down moment played out off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai in 2016. Ordinarily, it would have been the kind of experience that the paddleboarder—who came through unharmed—would have described to his friends with...
Source: TIME: Science - May 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Drones Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Houstonians need to embrace concierge medicine
I had a pivotal conversation with a colleague of mine about five years ago. He was lamenting over the fact that he wears a stop watch around his neck that alarms every seven minutes reminding him to proceed to the next patient room in his already overloaded schedule as a family practitioner. I could certainly relate to his plight, as could many of our fellow physicians practicing solo primary care medicine. Indeed, in recent years, physicians have found themselves running on a hamster wheel driven… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barbara Taylor-Cox Source Type: news

Big Data for Hospital Librarians – Are We There, Yet?
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by Elanor Pickens, Medical Librarian, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmou...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

Strength in Numbers? Ins and Outs, Pros and Cons of Virtual Groups
While the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) creates questions and headaches for practitioners, its evolution continues. Virtual Group (VG) reporting is a new option for solo/small practices to use, and the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services continues to make changes as the feedback, concerns, and recommendations pour in from various audiences. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Rod Baird Tags: Practice Management Source Type: news

You Asked: Do Religious People Live Longer?
If a long life is what you’re after, going to church may be the answer to your prayers. A number of studies have shown associations between attending religious services and living a long time. One of the most comprehensive, published in JAMA Internal Medicine in 2016, found that women who went to any kind of religious service more than once a week had a 33% lower chance than their secular peers of dying during the 16-year study-follow-up period. Another study, published last year in PLOS One, found that regular service attendance was linked to reductions in the body’s stress responses and even in mortality&ndas...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity Source Type: news

FTC files complaint against Schein, Benco, Patterson over alleged denial of biz to buying groups
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission this week filed a complaint against Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC), Patterson (NSDQ:PDCO) and Benco alleging violations of US antitrust law by conspiring to refuse to provide discounts to or to serve buying groups representing dental practitioners, according to a new FTC posting. The three companies, which the FTC claims control more than 85% of all dental product distributor sales in the US, face allegations that they denied independent benefits of such buying groups to dental practices mostly composed of small businesses, including solo or small groups of dentists. Benco and Hen...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Dental Distribution Legal News benco Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Henry Schein Inc. Patterson Companies Source Type: news

Table of experts 2017: Value-based health care
MEETING THE EXPERTS DAVID RUBINGER: How you would define the term value-based care when it comes to your individual practices? DR. KEVIN ADAMS: I have a solo practice with one mid-level provider and a small ancillary staff of about five located outside of Athens. During the past three to five years, about 30 percent to 40 percent of my patients have switched to some type of value-based payor mix. My approach to value-based care is providing care with a quality, cost and patient-satisfaction component.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Table of experts 2017: Value-based health care
MEETING THE EXPERTS DAVID RUBINGER: How you would define the term value-based care when it comes to your individual practices? DR. KEVIN ADAMS: I have a solo practice with one mid-level provider and a small ancillary staff of about five located outside of Athens. During the past three to five years, about 30 percent to 40 percent of my patients have switched to some type of value-based payor mix. My approach to value-based care is providing care with a quality, cost and patient-satisfaction component.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

The Waning World of the Solo Practice
(MedPage Today) -- Is concierge medicine the solution? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - December 2, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Adolescent Health Congress Skirts Issue of Abuse, Trafficking
Attendees at the 11th Congress on Adolescent Health in New Delhi, Oct. 27-29, 2017. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulNEW DELHI, Oct 30 2017 (IPS)Twenty-year-old Gogontlejang Phaladi of Mahalapye, Botswana is grateful she was never sent to a so-called “hyena” like scores of girls in neighboring Malawi were.In a ritual approved by the community, a solo man (the hyena) would have sex with the adolescent girls of an entire village to “sexually cleanse” them so they would be considered fit for marriage."It makes sense to bring village and religious leaders in this conversation on violent crimes....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Women's Health adolescent girls adolescent health child mar Source Type: news

Now Open: Virtual Group Election for MIPS Participation
Solo and small physician practices have until Dec. 1 to inform CMS they are forming a virtual group for 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System reporting. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Where You Should Road Trip, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karen Ruffini / Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news