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July 7, 2022
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HFMA’s Annual Conference: Karen DeSalvo accepts award, talks Google Heath’s business model

Helping patients and consumers lead healthy lives is a massive undertaking that no organization should try to do on its own, Google Health’s Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, said Wednesday at HFMA’s Annual Conference.

“Remember that health is what we do together as a society to create the conditions in which everyone can be healthy,” she said. “No one institution, no one sector can do this alone. To meet the physical, emotional and social needs of people and communities, we're going to have to do it in partnership."

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June 6, 2022
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No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05 Finishes Fourth in Detroit Grand Prix

Ricky Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque and the No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05 team achieved a fourth-place finish in the Motor City this weekend. The team is now second in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (DPi) standings with four races remaining. At the drop of the green flag, Taylor got away cleanly into the first corner, driving a fast and consistent opening stint.

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June 6, 2022
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Researchers Take Optical Coherence Tomography to Next Level

Researchers have developed an enhanced version of optical coherence tomography (OCT) that can image biomedical samples at higher contrast and resolution over a wider 3D field of view than was previously possible. The new 3D microscope could be useful for biomedical research and eventually enable more accurate medical diagnostic imaging.

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June 6, 2022
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Workforce shortage impacts all areas of orthopedics

A 2021 report from the Association of American Medical Colleges estimated a shortage of between 37,800 and 124,000 physicians by 2034 in the United States, with shortfalls in both primary and specialty care.

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June 6, 2022
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Social media is an extension of environment, culture of a practice

Social media allows people to share, inform and highlight information. Social media platforms have unique “personalities” and goals, and participation in social media is a daily activity for most people. Social media influences decisions in all sectors of life, including health care. The ability to acquire and afford health care is a top financial concern for many Americans.

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June 6, 2022
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After 2+ Years Mired in a Pandemic, Primary Care Is Battered and Bruised. How Are You Doing?

If survey results just published by Patient Care are any indication, these are unprecedented days for primary care medicine—and not in a good way. Staff shortages are colliding with a deluge of new patient requests, resulting not only in high levels of burnout but also an alarmingly high percentage of providers questioning their own futures in the field. Much of the sudden downturn is being attributed to the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 6, 2022
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Is Radiology a Player or Pawn in Value-based Healthcare?

At the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) 2021 annual meeting in December, James Brink, MD, FACR, Radiologist-in-Chief at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, Mass., and a Juan M. Taveras Professor of Radiology with Harvard Medical School, led a Plenary Session titled “Radiology in the Value-based Healthcare Arena: Player or Pawn?” There is no doubt that the concept of value is an ever-present thought in the mind of Brink.

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May 6, 2022
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Imaging shows COVID vaccines effective at warding off pulmonary embolism

Examining the prevalence of pulmonary embolism (PE) in COVID-infected patients in a single ER across three peaks in the pandemic, researchers have found the condition significantly less among patients who received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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April 27, 2022
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93% of Americans say their healthcare is not worth what it costs

As healthcare prices in the United States have risen over the past several years, more and more Americans are struggling to pay for care. According to The West Health-Gallup Healthcare Affordability Index and Healthcare Value Index, an estimated 112 million American adults, or 44% of the population, are struggling to pay for healthcare. Worse, more than double––93%––feel what they pay for is not worth it. 

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May 6, 2022
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Video radiology reports add value, improve patient care

A new study found embedding videos in radiology reports aimed at patients had a big impact and may improve radiologist communication with patients.

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