• Features

    Health Confidence: A Simple, Essential Measure for Patient Engagement and Better Practice

    JOHN WASSON, ERIC A. COLEMAN

    Asking patients this one question can lead to better outcomes.

    Caring for Seniors: How Community-Based Organizations Can Help

    ERIC A. COLEMAN, NANCY A. WHITELAW, ROBERT SCHREIBER

    Partnering with local groups that work with seniors can help you meet the special needs of older patients.

    Applying the “Theory of Constraints” to Solve Your Practice's Most Vexing Problem

    James F. Cox, III, Timothy M. Robinson, Wendy Maxwell

    What stands in the way of your practice achieving its goal?

    Controlling Hypertension: Focusing on “Why” Makes “How” a Lot Easier

    Jennifer L. Brull

    Understanding the power of quality data and then starting with a few specific measures leads to improved blood pressure rates.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Tools of the Trade

    Kenneth G. Adler

    Need help with quality, practice productivity, and population health? You've come to the right place.

    OPINION

    Gambling on the Transition From Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Care

    Mark M. Nunlist, Sean Uiterwyk, Betsy Nicoletti

    Dedicating increasing amounts of income and personal time to lead and manage quality programs is not sustainable.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Countersigning notes for incident-to services | Same-day, same-group hospital care | Transporting lab specimens | Admission to observation care

    SPPACES: MEDICAL APP REVIEWS

    Cardiac Risk Assist

    David Rebedew, Kenny Lin

    The Cardiac Risk Assist app allows health care professionals to calculate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease.

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Dealing with stormy EHR “clouds”

    David Voran, Tripp Bradd, Nancy Neighbors, Andrew Schechtman

    A local backup | Printed chart summaries | USB drives | Wi-Fi hotspots

    THE LAST WORD

    Five Steps for Building Your Leadership Skills

    Lisa Goren

    You're already a leader in the exam room, but what about beyond?



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