Primary care clinicians are expected to reconcile a patient's medications at every visit. In practice, this has failed to have a demonstrable effect on patient outcomes. What is needed is not merely a reconciled list, but the correct list.
Apr 21, 2017 The Journal of the American Medical Association
Implementation of electronic prescribing has been a big success in health information technology. But most e-prescribing systems don't allow electronic cancellation of orders. Adding this feature could help reduce medication errors.
Feb 7, 2017 The Journal of the American Medical Association
Starting in 2019, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act will integrate and potentially simplify performance measurement by combining many measures and programs. Research provides insight into how to avoid pitfalls in MACRA's rollout.
Jan 9, 2017 The Health Care Blog
Clozapine has proven effective for patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia, but the health system is poorly configured to provide it. The drug has possible side effects that require extra patient monitoring, but it saves costs by reducing hospitalizations.
Jul 25, 2016 Health Affairs Blog