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Demonstrating its commitment to ensuring everyone has access to high-quality affordable health care, SSM Health in Oklahoma has launched a new web-based diagnosis and treatment service. The innovative service provides Oklahoma residents – whether or not they have health insurance or are existing SSM Health patients – with access to high-quality care from the convenience of their home, office, or anywhere.

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Why Do We Neglect Our Health System's Foundation? When the walls come tumblin' down When the walls come crumblin' crumblin' When the walls come tumblin' tumblin' down -- John Mellencamp
I recently participated in a panel discussion as part of The Hill's Future of Healthcare Summit. (thehill.com) The event was extremely well done, featuring members of Congress, representatives from across the health care industry and patient advocates.

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Value over Volume: A New Trend in Primary Care By Connie McDougall - Summer, 2019 Share
What if going to see your doctor could be a spa-like experience, where you’re ushered into an attractive lobby with comfy couches, a welcoming fireplace, and free coffee—a place where your every health need is attended to, at no additional cost.

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Print Buck Ennis New York employers should take on a larger role in restraining the growth of health care costs, David Sandman, president and CEO of the New York State Health Foundation, said Friday at Crain's health summit. "You as the business community are a sleeping giant," Sandman said. "You have so much power and you really have not flexed your muscles yet, but you can and you should. You should because you're paying such a big part of the bill."

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Home Blog Posts What Do We Know About Patients with High Health Care Use and Costs? What Do We Know About Patients with High Health Care Use and Costs? Apr 24, 2019
In this week’s episode of On the Evidence , we discuss a major question surrounding health care reform: What do we do about the small share of patients who represent a much larger share of overall health care use and costs?

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The Aspen Group Applauds the New Payment Model Pilots Introduced by the Center for Medicare & DENVER , April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aspen Group, a nonprofit organization of our nation's health care leaders representing over 100 million consumers, is pleased to see the launch of the "Primary Care First" and "Direct Contracting" models announced this week by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

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Primary Care: An Amazonian-sized Effort March 18, 2019
Like so many others in the industry, CPR staff are monitoring the buzz about Amazon/Berkshire Hathaway/ JP Morgan Chase’s Haven Healthcare . We noticed that the role of primary care is a theme that looms large in the newly released website, in addition to other coverage of the organization .

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OurHealth, an Indianapolis-based provider of employer-sponsored health care, has entered the Greater Cincinnati market.

OurHealth has opened two locations in the region — one in Mason and another in Springdale — and is working on opening a third location in downtown Cincinnati. Dr. Jeff Wells, co-founder and president of OurHealth, said he founded the company because health care costs are a big challenge for employers. The goal of OurHealth clinics is to provide patient access, quantifiable…

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The United States health care system is generally centered around hospitals and specialty care. The value of primary care, however, has remained unclear and debated, in part due to limited research. A new Northwestern Medicine study was the first to directly compare the quality and experience of outpatient care between adults with or without primary care.

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January 24, Emilia De Marchis Family physicians who had confidence in their clinic’s capacity to address the social needs of patients were less likely to report burnout, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine .

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