Doctor integration leads to higher costs - Integrating physicians into hospitals has been theorized to be a cost-saving measure. A new poll of physician executives indicates that such integration may actually increase healthcare costs.
Overall access to, or use of patient engagement support tools is low among physicians according to recent Deloitte Health 2013 survey of U.
Patient Engagement is the Blockbuster Drug of the Century (Part 2)
New In a year-long study, 105 doctors invited more than patients to view their visit notes through a secure online portal. Illustration of the potential OpenNotes has to transform the doctor-patient relationship and improve health care.
Doctors often tell patients to stop smoking before surgery, but precious few help out with that. A hospital in Canada found that just offering a few simple kinds of help was enough to get more people to quit before going under the knife.