Tag Archives: Physicians

To Improve Health Care, How Do We Build Trust And Respect For Patients?

From eleven funded studies, the RWJF and AcademyHealth report early findings about consumers' trust in the health care system. They also announce a Call for Proposals for empirical research to gain understanding of how to build patients' trust and foster mutual respect across the many facets of...

September 26, 2017

Foundation Addresses Critical Need For Palliative Care Workforce And Leadership Development

Weaving palliative care into the fabric of our evolving health care system and into the community will require leaders who can develop person- and family-centered solutions, advance public policy, train clinicians, and drive sustainable system change. Read about a foundation's leadership...

July 13, 2017

Interest In Early Childhood Health Leads To Three Funders Working Together

One pathway to preventing and reducing poverty-related adversity in early childhood is to build the capacity of pediatric primary care providers to identify nonmedical threats to young children's health and to connect families to appropriate social services. Three funders in New York City are...

July 11, 2017

A New Health Affairs Series: The Practice of Medicine

The series will explore many facets of the practice environment and how that environment affects physicians and other clinicians.

April 7, 2017

The Payment Reform Landscape: The Potential Value Of Aligning High-Value Benefit Designs With Payment Reforms

While payment reform efforts are proliferating, one thing we see often is a mismatch between the incentives offered to health care providers and those offered to their patients, who may not be driven to seek care from practices that have restructured to provide higher value care.

April 4, 2017

The Immigration Ban And The Physician Workforce

There are more than 7,000 physicians trained in countries targeted by the new executive order working in the United States. Their departure can have deleterious consequences for the management of life-threatening conditions for hundreds of individuals.

March 6, 2017

What New Resident Work Hours Mean For Physician Well-Being And Patient Safety

The question of work hour standards appropriately provokes great emotion in the graduate medical education community. The ACGME's proposed changes to training requirements take into account changing clinical practices and evidence from recent studies.

February 9, 2017

What Is The ‘Relative Value’ Of An Infectious Disease Physician?

In the 2016 internal medicine fellowship match, in which residents were matched with subspecialty training programs, 35 percent of available ID training positions nationwide were left unfilled.

February 3, 2017

Medicare Physician Payment: Why It’s Still A Problem, And What To Do Now

MACRA is indeed better than what came before, but it still leaves in place perverse incentives that threaten to undermine quality and access for Medicare beneficiaries.

January 27, 2017

First, Do No Harm: A Physician Secretary Of HHS And The Reach Of Hippocrates

If the U.S. Senate confirms the nomination of Representative Tom Price to serve as the 23rd U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) he will be only the third physician to lead that department since its formation in 1953.

January 17, 2017