Letter from the editor for the first issue of Volume 9, 2020.
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In This Issue: 2020, Vol. 9, No. 1
This study, sponsored by the American Medical Association (AMA), describes how alternative payment models (APMs) affect physicians, physicians' practices, and hospital systems in the United States.
To help the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reimburse primary care practices for investing in “comprehensive primary care” capabilities, the authors developed and piloted a method for estimating related practice expenses.
Employee Engagement in the NHS: A Secondary Data Analysis of the NHS Healthy Workforce and Britain's Healthiest Workplace Surveys
This study examined the potential link between organisational, personal and health-related factors and employee engagement, and how engagement is linked with the outcomes at the individual or organisational level.
Incentives and Physical Activity: An Assessment of the Association Between Vitality's Active Rewards with Apple Watch Benefit and Sustained Physical Activity Improvements
RAND Europe's study examines the use of incentives to increase physical activity and deepens understanding of what works in designing health and wellness programmes.
This interim study presents preliminary evaluation findings for New York City's Connections to Care program, which seeks to expand access to mental health support for low-income New Yorkers via a task shifting model.
Provider Interventions to Increase Uptake of Evidence-Based Treatment for Depression: A Systematic Review
This systematic review synthesizes evidence of health care provider interventions to promote evidence-based treatment of depression across provider groups, care settings, and patient health.
Integrating Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs Purchased Care: Preliminary Feasibility Assessment
An integrated approach to purchasing health care for the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs could have important implications for access, quality, and costs but could face legislative, policy, or contractual challenges.
This study reviews the evidence base for common approaches used in workplace psychological health programs and profiles U.S. Department of Homeland Security programs that address psychological health, peer support, and resilience.
Lessons Learned from the MAVEN Project Pilot: Using Physician Volunteers to Increase Access to Care Via Telehealth
The Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network (MAVEN) Project created a corps of experienced volunteer physicians to provide telehealth consults to providers in safety-net clinics. This evaluation of the program can inform quality-improvement efforts.
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