Pop health project finds new ties between health, finances, location April 17, 2017 By Donna Marbury Population health data strategies are finding connections between better health and better quality of living. Hospital pop health program increases cancer screenings, patient engagement April 17, 2017 By Donna Marbury A hospital system is adapting population health data to create a blueprint for a cost savings patient care program. Pros and cons of offering professional courtesy Professional courtesy, waiving all or part of professional fees, now has become a field day for lawyers and third-party carriers—and an unwary trap for the well-intentioned doctor. 3 steps to success in clinical practice So, in optometry, with online refractions, online sales of eyeglasses and contact lenses, and in the face of reduced insurance reimbursements, is true practice autonomy attainable? Top four patient engagement trends to watch April 07, 2017 By Tracey Walker These trends emerge from CDW’s Patient Engagement Perspective Study, but surprisingly one tech trend didn’t make the cut. Three ways smarter technology is improving diabetes care April 05, 2017 By Donna Marbury Could new technology solve America’s diabetes crisis? Find out. Five ways tech can help close healthcare gaps It’s no surprise that gaps in the screening, monitoring, and management of chronic diseases abound, even in managed care settings. Here’s how technology can help. Offer options to your cataract patients As primary-care optometrists, we are the gatekeepers for baby boomers inquiring about cataract surgery. Today’s patients have treatment options available not only to address their lifestyle complaints but to provide them with better vision and possibly reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Prepare providers for telemedicine: 3 critical training areas March 18, 2017 By Erin Aas MSN ARNP To ensure providers are prepared for telemedicine practice, healthcare leaders must provide training in these areas.