Roberto is a 51-year-old male who resides in Mesa. He completed his first Social and Cultural Risk Assessment (SCRA) while at his PCP’s office in May 2019. At that time his social risk score was low, but the SCRA assessment showed insecurities in recreational activities and lack of access to fresh food.
Physician burnout is a problem that has many causes—excessive documentation and technology headaches chief among them—but a recent Medical Economics physician survey included a less-scrutinized source: Patient needs that sometimes overwhelm their doctors.
With cancer on the rise among Asian Americans, it’s more important than ever to educate yourself and detect any problems early.
Practices Industry Voices—I practiced family medicine for almost 2 decades. Here’s why I support value-based primary care
Payment reform has been a long time coming and will help physicians finally get off the hamster wheel of fee-for-service. With a new model that pays primary care providers to shift to value-based care, they can keep track of and provide the best possible care for every patient in their practice.
Recently HealthBI’s CareEmpower® platform was selected as the central technology for AHCCCS’s Complete Care program, which integrates physical and behavioral health services together to treat all aspects of a members’ health.
New technologies and nice amenities go a long way in creating a positive experience for patients and providers. But the things that really make patients happy are free. Below is a list of things providers can do—from simple courtesies to sincere empathy—that go a long way in engendering patient trust, referrals, and satisfaction.
Elias A. was experiencing the perfect storm of bad health and lack of access to culturally competent healthcare. The 71-year-old Hispanic man had end-stage renal disease, uncontrolled diabetes and high blood pressure. He also was suffering from undiagnosed depression with social and cultural factors impacting his overall health.
When Equality Health Care Team Nurse Rachel Jozaites first met Becky, a 36-year-old Native American woman with a history of alcohol abuse, Becky’s liver was failing. “She was so ill, I thought she was going to die,” Rachel said.
Equality Health founder and CEO Hugh Lytle was recently asked “What have you identified most recently as your greatest risk to the ongoing successof your company, and what did you do to prevent it or overcome it?” by inBusiness magazine, read his response.
According to an article in mentalhealthamerica.net, clinical depression has become one of America’s most costly illnesses. Left untreated, depression is as expensive as heart disease or AIDS to the US economy, costing over $51 billion in absenteeism from work and lost productivity and $26 billion in direct treatment costs.