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Health Literacy in the Physician Practice

Health Literacy in the Physician Practice

Health Literacy in the Physician Practice

Did you know only 12% of adults are competent in health literacy? And nearly 9 out of 10 adults may lack the skills needed to manage their health and prevent disease and 14% of adults (30 million people) have extremely low health literacy?

Patients that a physician or provider may regard as “non-compliant”, may actually have a low health literacy issue. How is your organization identifying those "healthcare literacy" challenges?

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Soaring Drug Prices Raise Tough Questions

Soaring Drug Prices Raise Tough Questions

Soaring Drug Prices Raise Tough Questions

The debate over exorbitant prices has its roots in a longer generational story that has redefined the priorities and the organization of the pharmaceutical industry over the years.

Are we not being set up for a tradeoff: In exchange for accelerated progress, we shell out for erratic, punishing prices as high as the market will bear?

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Goodbye, Dr. Welby

Goodbye, Dr. Welby

Goodbye, Dr. Welby

It's so hard to be a general practitioner (GP) nowadays that two out of three doctors themselves recommend becoming a nurse practitioner instead. Older doctors will go through growing pains as they adapt to the new reality of medicine. But the long-term outlook is bright: This paradigm shift toward group practice could usher in a new health care model entirely, where efficiency, produc­tivity, and doctor satisfaction all benefit.

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Issues to Watch

Issues to Watch

What lies ahead? What issues should you be prepared for?

2015 Healthcare Industry Watch List

2015 Healthcare Industry Watch List

2015 Healthcare Industry Watch List

The more you know about what lies ahead, the more you can prepare for tomorrow. Be prepared to find risks and opportunities by following emerging trends. From market conditions to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), know what matters in 2015 and beyond. 

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Article: Communications & The Effect on Patient Safety (Healthcare)

Article:  Communications & The Effect on Patient Safety (Healthcare)

Communications & The Effect on Patient Safety

Communication is essential among healthcare providers and teams.  An overwhelming majority of medical malpractice claims stem from either a lack of communication among healthcare providers or the lack of documentation of such communication.

The key component to promoting patient safety and improved quality of care begins with communication.  Without this connection, the quality of patient care diminishes quickly.

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Coming Soon, Health Care Anywhere

Coming Soon, Health Care Anywhere

 

Coming Soon, Health Care Anywhere

Neil Howe, a Horton Future Forum speaker, writes on the changing landscape of health care delivery

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Legal Liability & Physician Employment Contracts

Legal Liability & Physician Employment Contracts

Legal Liability & Physician Employment Contracts 

One area deserving attention is medical malpractice tail insurance. Having tail issues clearly spelled out in an employment contract can protect both parties from headaches and potential coverage gaps at the time of separation.

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Out of Pocket Health Costs - The New Consumer Debt

 

Out of Pocket Health Costs - The New Consumer Debt

Dr. Jeffrey Dietrich, a Horton Future Forum speaker and economic expert, discusses the future debt crisis for consumers.

 

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