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Fear of COVID-19 Keeps Patients From Seeking Medical Care

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A new survey finds that fear of COVID-19 has kept people from seeking medical care, including people with chronic conditions.
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Drug Rebates: New Executive Order Only Addresses Part of the Problem

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Drug rebates often mean consumers pay more for drugs. Manufacturers raise list prices to cover PBM rebates. We pay a percent of list price.
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Why Medical Translation and Medical Interpretation Services are Key in Quality...

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All industries need translators and interpreters who are trained in different languages. Although some items, symbols, and/or actions may be universally understood, you still...
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Women’s Health: The Pressing Need to Think Holistically

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Doctors working in the field of women's health should be prepared to listen to all concerns presented by patients & take a holistic approach to their care.
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The Value of Transparency in Payer-Provider Relationships

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Doctors, patients, and insurers can all benefit from improved transparency in payer-provider relationships in areas ranging from costs to care management.
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OPINION: Stem Cell Therapy – How I Became a Patient Advocate

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In 2010, I went to Nanjing, China for stem cell therapy (SCT). I have absolutely no regrets. The therapy was to treat a debilitating, progressive...
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3 Compelling Reasons to Shift to Patient-Centric Care

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Benefits of patient-centric care include cutting costs, reducing complexity of care, and connecting stakeholders to better focus on desired health outcomes.

Why It’s So Important to be a Patient Advocate for Your...

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When a loved one is ill, you can play a critical role by being their patient advocate. This means working with the medical team to help ensure all goes well
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How to Improve Patient Retention in Virtual Care

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Patient retention is a challenge in all of healthcare but is particularly difficult in virtual care. Here are 6 key factors that can make a difference.
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Patient Centricity: Better Solutions For (and With) Patients

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Patient centricity is the act of designing a service|solution around patients. More & more companies are doing this, but there is still a long way to go.
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Are Social Determinants of Health a Key to Health Care Value?

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Payers are already rolling out initiatives to address Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). Some are also incorporating SDoH into value-based payments models.
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Opioids Can Kill People in the Hospital Too

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Continuous monitoring can help improve patient safety when opioids are given in the hospital but it is important not to contribute to the staff's alarm fatigue.