Comprehensive care that cuts costs: Stanford’s big idea

Successfully caring for patients with multiple chronic conditions is a huge challenge for any primary care practice, but Stanford Coordinated Care does just that—while also ditching fee-for-service.

Dr. Alan Glaseroff, family physician, clinical professor of medicine, and co-founder of Stanford Coordinated Care

Why isn’t my patient getting better? The answer may lie outside the clinic

Dr. Alan Glaseroff gives practical advice for helping your patients better manage chronic illness by recognizing childhood experiences and the social factors that influence health.

APM, alternative payment model, social determinants of health, health equity

Go big or go home: transforming primary care to achieve health equity for all

After years of implementation work, the Oregon Primary Care Association realized the patient-centered medical home model wasn’t the complete answer to what’s ailing health care. So they created an Alternative Payment and Advanced Care Model that aligns payment with care transformation.

Nicholas Box, PA-C, Physician Assistant at Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics

How to talk about opioids so patients will listen, and how to listen so patients will talk

An Idaho physician assistant relies on everyday tools in his effective approach to medication tapering conversations with his patients.

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Whole-person care: Practical ways to improve your patients' oral health

You can’t separate the mouth from the body and provide whole-person care.  If you’re not already addressing oral health, what can your clinic do?

Tips you can give your patients to help keep their holidays healthy

Tips you can give your patients to help keep their holidays healthy

Here are some practical tips that you can use when you talk with your patients about holiday self-care.

Donna Thompson, RN, MS, CEO of Access Community Network

Dissolving the walls: Connecting clinics with communities

Connecting your clinic to your communities has myriad benefits and can fill an important gap in the health care system – but how do you do it?  Learn three ways you can get started today.

Doing less of what harms and more of what helps: Tackling low-value care

There is currently plenty of buzz about “low-value care” and overuse of various tests and procedures. Most agree it’s an important problem to address. But where do you start? What guiding principles should you use? Find out in the new Supporting Provider Engagement framework.

How Dr. Leana Wen’s emergency room lessons translate to primary care

At first glance, emergency medicine and primary care have very little in common. But in a book by a nationally acclaimed emergency physician, Dr. Matt Handley finds a common thread: combining evidence-based medicine with patient preferences to deliver the best possible care.

As Obamacare expands access, clinics use team care to adapt

Under Obamacare, millions of Americans are gaining health coverage, which is providing them with access to much-needed care.

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