Some health care providers say the American College of Physicians' new guidance statement, which recommends that clinicians set higher blood sugar targets for most adults with Type 2 diabetes, conflict with recommendations from other national and international organizations.
Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Tom Mihaljevic in his first "State of the Clinic" address last week outlined the system's 2017 accomplishments and announced new initiatives to boost patient safety and reduce physician burnout—including a new Office of Caregiver Experience.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma unveiled at HIMSS three new initiatives to address the health care industry's interoperability issues and improve patients' access to their EHRs. Here's what providers need to know, according to Advisory Board's Naomi Levinthal and Tony Panjamapirom.
Opioid medications are not more effective at relieving certain forms of chronic pain than non-opioid pain medications, according to a new JAMA study—and it's time to critically evaluate whether your current opioid policies are firmly grounded in evidence, write Advisory Board's Rebecca Tyrrell and Gillian Michaelson.
The RAND researchers in the analysis pointed out that the federal government has spent considerably less on firearms violence research than on issues that are comparably lethal, such as motor vehicle accidents, sepsis, and liver disease.