The healthcare industry is not in short supply of changes that need to be made. This week’s Friday at Five highlights some industry reports lighting the way for better health data exchange, patient experience, health equity, interoperability, and social determinants of health to name a few.Read More
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of November that we think deserve sharing again.
This month’s roundup of surveys and reports from around the industry from Clarify Health, Brightside Health, The Black Book, Healthcare.com, HHS, Kyruus, Turquoise Health, and more.
By David Meyers MD & Brent Sandmeyer MPH – Climate change is widely regarded as the number one threat to human health, increasing the destructive power of storms like Hurricane Ian and the frequency and duration of heatwaves, wildfires, and droughts.
By Robert Otto Valdez PhD MHSA – Too many Americans have experienced the health-related consequences and anxieties that follow a diagnostic error – a diagnosis that is either delayed, poorly communicated, or just plain wrong.
AHRQ announced a new Challenge competition inviting participants to develop innovative TeamSTEPPS video content, which is a vital part of AHRQ’s patient safety resources and features a training program comprised of evidence-based tools and resources to promote communication and teamwork between healthcare professionals.
By Karin Rhodes MD MS & David Meyers MD – AHRQ’s recent request for information published in the Federal Register sends an exciting signal about the Agency’s growing efforts to re-imagine and improve the way healthcare is delivered. It foreshadows a new era of robust initiatives designed to…
By Chun-Ju (Janey) Hsiao PhD & Chris Dymek EdD – AHRQ has released a new guide on increasing the use of patient-generated health data (PGHD), one that provides practical tools for ambulatory care practices to implement PGHD programs and improve patient outcomes.
By David Meyers MD – Turning the calendar to a new year is a time for taking stock—reflecting on our accomplishments and setting our sights on where we want to go next. Throughout 2021, when many Federal employees have worked remotely, we acknowledge the efforts and sacrifice of so many who have continued to be on the front lines of care.