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Tag: primary care

The emergency room: Friend or foe?

October 21st, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

Nearly one in five Americans visit an emergency room (ER) every year and one-third of them visit more than once. These proportions are the same as they were in 1997. […]

What is most important to patients: convenience, cost or quality?

September 25th, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

Does a patient prioritize convenience, cost or quality when it comes to taking care of his or her health? Do patients approach different conditions the same way—a sprained ankle, back […]

How far off track are we when someone suggests we look to organized crime as a model for improving health care in the U.S.?

June 26th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. John H. Wasson has decades of research digging into what is important to people vis-à-vis health care. He has published in all the big journals, testified in the big […]

Podcast Episode Transcript: Lessons from organized crime for improving health care

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Welcome to 3M’s Inside Angle Podcast. This is your host, Gordon Moore. With me today is Dr. John Wasson, a colleague, with whom I’ve worked in the past […]

Podcast Episode Transcript: Social determinants of health: The whole person model of care

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Hello. This is the 3M Inside Angle Podcast, and I’m your host, Gordon Moore. With me today is Dr. Melissa Clarke. Dr. Clarke has worked on population health […]

How computing and linguistics are advancing our understanding of suicide risk

March 27th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Rebecca Resnik tells me that the rate at which clinicians can recognize that a person is suicidal has not changed in 50 years. Regardless of the type of clinician—primary […]

Podcast Episode Transcript: Searching for the holy grail of mental health care

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Hello. This is Gordon Moore, the host of the 3M “Inside Angle” podcast. Today, I am speaking today with Dr. Rebecca Resnik. She’s a licensed psychologist and founder […]

Podcast Episode Transcript: Good intentions and unintended consequences: A look at healthcare policy

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Welcome to the 3M Inside Angle podcast. This is Gordon Moore, your host, and today I am speaking with Harold D. Miller. He’s the president and CEO of […]

Primary care in transition: Convenience versus commitment

October 22nd, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

Loyalty to one’s doctor and following medical advice was rarely questioned in the 20th century.  When managed care reached its zenith in the 1990s, having an assigned primary care physician […]

Article: Lessons learned from New York State’s transition to value

With Michael Keyes

Michael Keyes describes the approach used by the State of New York in promoting the transition to value-based payment (VBP) and provides insights for how providers nationwide should approach VBP […]

Only 3% of ED visits are avoidable? Maybe only when using the most restrictive of definitions

September 29th, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

We have lots of opportunities to improve primary care access so that people have a viable alternative to an ED visit for non-emergent care. As anyone who has ever worked […]

Creating a buffer between reporting requirements and work that improves outcomes

September 26th, 2016 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

MIPS is coming and physicians are unsettled.  Programs with the best of intentions can have unintended side effects. Healthcare providers across the U.S. have justified complaints regarding the multiple reporting […]