Health systems around the world are grappling with how best to provide high-quality care to the growing numbers of people now living with one or more long-term conditions, while at the same time bending the health care cost curve. Policy attention has thus far centered on three approaches: restructuring health care (with emphasis on primary … Continue reading Online “Superusers” as Allies of the Health Care Workforce
Primary care is at the vortex of massive change driven by cost-control pressures and reimbursement transformation. Accountable care and value-based care require patients to have primary care clinicians, who are held accountable for managing and documenting high-quality care, reducing medical expenses, and ensuring outstanding patient experiences. However, the technical and practice-related systems that are required … Continue reading The Evolution of Primary Care: Embracing Innovation While Protecting the Core Value
AbstractObjective To identify the most commonly presenting conditions in primary care globally, and to compare common reasons for visits (RFVs) as reported by clinicians and patients, as well as among countries of different economic classifications.Data sources Twelve scientific databases were searched up to January 2016, and a dual independent review was performed to select primary care studies.Study … Continue reading What are the most common conditions in primary care?
Because eye health is often unattended in low-income areas, Hesperian Health Guides has just released a new booklet on eye and vision care that will help health workers meet this need in their communities. Adapted from the NEW Where There Is No Doctor, Problems with the Eyes and Seeing provides health workers with the knowledge … Continue reading New eye care tool for CHWs
Regarding the free and high quality service debate – ecancer.org provides videos with experts talking about the latest developments in cancer (especially helpful for people who can’t afford to travel to conferences), CME accredited e-learning and an open access journal which has a pay what you can afford model. Everything on ecancer.org (which is supported by the ecancer Global … Continue reading ecancer.org
CITATION: What maximizes the effectiveness and implementation of technology-based interventions to support healthcare professional practice? A systematic literature reviewJ Hart, C J Armitage and M P TullyBMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making201818:93https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-018-0661-3 ABSTRACT Background: Technological support may be crucial in optimizing healthcare professional practice and improving patient outcomes. A focus on electronic health records has … Continue reading Maximizing effectiveness of technology-based interventions to support healthcare professional practice: systematic review
WONCA E-UpdateFriday 16th November 2018 WONCA News – October 2018As a result of the WONCA Council and conference, closely followed by the WHO meeting in Astana to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Alma Ata, there will be no WONCA News in November. However you can still access the October 2018 edition on the WONCA website with all … Continue reading WONCA E-Update Friday 16th November 2018