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News Brief | July 7, 2020

Practice Transformation Primary care could lose $15B+ due to COVID Researchers estimate that U.S. primary care practices are projected to lose more than $15 billion as a result of missed consultations and services during the pandemic. That’s more than $67,000 of…

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News Brief | June 30, 2020

Practice Transformation COVID as a clarion call “Every crisis brings opportunity,” says Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH, a practicing physician and executive director of Ariadne Labs. “I hope that this time around, we can move beyond our usual collective amnesia about…

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News Brief | June 23, 2020

Practice Transformation CMS rule would encourage value-based pricing CMS has proposed a rule to make it easier for private insurers to enter value-based payment arrangements with drugmakers—arrangements tied clinical outcomes. The goal: Expand access to costly new therapies, such as…

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News Brief | June 16, 2020

Practice Transformation Fernandopulle on Iora’s COVID response “The pandemic is an impetus to radically transform how the delivery system serves patients. We have the opportunity to not just survive, but thrive,” says Rushika Fernandopulle, co-founder and CEO of Iora Health.…

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News Brief | June 9, 2020

Practice Transformation EHRs and safety: mixed reviews Hospital EHR systems’ ability to detect harmful medication-ordering errors improved from 54% in 2009 to 66% in 2018, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. But that’s not…

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News Brief | June 2, 2020

Practice Transformation Telemedicine update: Patients like it, BCBS-TN adopting it According to a new Press Ganey survey, “virtual visits can achieve similar ratings for patient experience as in-person visits, with some specific differences in methods of care delivery.” The survey…

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News Brief | May 26, 2020

Practice Transformation Listen: COVID-19 and telehealth pharmacy services COVID-19 has forced many ambulatory care clinics to turn to telehealth. A new podcast from GTMRx founding funder, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, explores the implementation and expansion of telehealth pharmacy…

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