An Estimated 785,000 Americans Will Have Their First Heart Attack This Year

April 28, 2013

Heart Risks and Facts


Did you know that men who see female physicians are less likely to fill their prescriptions?

April 25, 2013

The U.S. wasted $317.4 billion last year treating unnecessary medical complications that could have been avoided if patients had taken their medications as prescribed. That’s more money than the country spent treating diabetes, heart disease and cancer, combined. It’s true – non-adherence is the costliest health condition we face.

nonadherance infographics


NYT: Elderly Patients Have Multiple Challenges

April 16, 2013

There are more than 733,000 people in American assisted living facilities and more than half the residents are 85 or older.  “Much of the way we practice medicine is looking at disease by disease,” Dr. Boyd said. “We aren’t doing enough thinking about how to add them together and really integrate care.”

 

nyt infographic

 

 

New York Times:  http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/04/16/science/disease-overlap-in-elderly.html?ref=science


The Field Guide to Medicare Payment Innovation

April 16, 2013

“Collectively, the programs outlined in the graphic below support local innovation, establish a “new normal” for Medicare fee-for-service payments, and introduce opportunities to evolve beyond the fee-for-service payment system.”

Field Guide to Payment Innovation


RARE DISEASE INFOGRAPHIC

April 15, 2013

US-RareDisease-Infographic copy


What to Pay for a Hip Replacement…Hmmmm?

February 12, 2013

JAMA Network | JAMA Internal Medicine | Availability of Consumer Prices From US Hospitals for a Common Surgical ProcedureAvailability of Consumer Prices From US Hospitals.


THIS IS CARDIAC REHABILITATION WEEK: Feb 10 – 16

February 11, 2013