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A Musculoskeletal Integrated Practice Unit Improves Access and Outcomes in an Underserved Patient Population

Tiffany Liu and Karl Koenig In today’s health care system, patients must struggle through a dizzying array of obstacles to receive their care, with little opportunity or support to become effective advocates in their own care. As a result, patients see multiple specialists before an effective treatment plan is implemented and often undergo duplicative and … Continue reading

Beyond Models: The Compassionate Intersection of Clinical Medicine, Sociobehavioral Health Determinants, and Delivery System Transformation
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Beyond Models: The Compassionate Intersection of Clinical Medicine, Sociobehavioral Health Determinants, and Delivery System Transformation

Abhishek Dalal and Uyen Phan   In the September 2018 issue of Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation, meet Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP and read this blog post for an enhanced understanding of the significance of Dr. Boutwell’s thought leadership and the field of delivery science in a manner aligned with social medicine’s … Continue reading

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Helping the most vulnerable: using patient navigators to strengthen health systems in Guatemala

Katia Cnop, Jessica Hawkins, Anita Chary, David Flood, Kirsten Austad, Boris Martinez, Waleska Lopez, Peter Rohloff As Rosita walks through the halls towards her first radiology appointment, she cannot read a single sign. Nurses speak in Spanish nearby, but she cannot understand what they are saying. She passes women who look like her, dressed in … Continue reading

Implementation of a multidisciplinary, team-based model to treat chronic hepatitis C in the primary care setting: Lessons Learned
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Implementation of a multidisciplinary, team-based model to treat chronic hepatitis C in the primary care setting: Lessons Learned

Randi Sokol, Jessica Early, Amanda Barner, Sarah Gottfried, Richard Gumpert, Lorky Libaridian, Virginia Morrison, Alexandra Santamaria, and Linda Shipton While the opioid overdose epidemic has become palpable across our country, another associated problem is rising to crisis levels: over the past five years, there has been a nearly 300% increase in the number of new … Continue reading

Finding the Joy in Medicine: Using Scribes in Primary Care
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Finding the Joy in Medicine: Using Scribes in Primary Care

Jennifer Childs-Roshak, MD, MBA   Much has been made of finding the joy in medicine of late as more patients seek care, fewer physicians are trained for primary care and electronic medical record (EMR) systems become more sophisticated.  Primary care clinician burnout is at epic proportions.  Population health is often hailed as one way to … Continue reading

Beyond the Dartmouth Atlas – Regional Variation in Private Health Care Spending
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Beyond the Dartmouth Atlas – Regional Variation in Private Health Care Spending

By Gregory Curfman, MD The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, compiled over the past several decades, is a unique data source on geographic variations in health care spending and practices. Such regional variations may be quite marked and present illuminating trends in practice patterns. Conclusions drawn from the Dartmouth Atlas, however, are limited by the fact that the Atlas … Continue reading