Category Archives: Asthma Care

Community Pharmacist Intervention Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Healthcare Costs: Study

Community pharmacists can take a greater role in helping their patients adhere to their medication regimens, leading to a reduction in emergency room (ER) visits and hospital admissions, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of … finish reading Community Pharmacist Intervention Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Healthcare Costs: Study

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Colorado ACO Yields Big Savings, Reduced Readmissions

A new Colorado ACO proved to be beneficial in its first year of operation, yielding significant cost savings, quality of care, patient outcomes, and utilization of services, according to the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. In an … finish reading Colorado ACO Yields Big Savings, Reduced Readmissions

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New Personal Technologies Help Improve Patient Engagement, Healthcare Delivery and Outcomes

When patients use technologies, like smartphone apps, to share personal information with their physicians, their care and outcomes are enhanced, according to new research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF.) RWJF’s program, Project HealthDesign, had patients from around the … finish reading New Personal Technologies Help Improve Patient Engagement, Healthcare Delivery and Outcomes

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Nearly 6 Million Visit Retail Medical Clinics in 2009; Older Patients and Preventive Services on Rise

Nearly 6 million people visited retail medical clinics in 2009, an increase of more than 40 percent since 2007, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation. The majority of visits were from older patients seeking preventive care, particularly … finish reading Nearly 6 Million Visit Retail Medical Clinics in 2009; Older Patients and Preventive Services on Rise

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Asthma Healthcare Costs Top $50 Billion Annually

More than 29 million adults have been diagnosed with asthma in their lifetimes, and nearly 19 million still have asthma, according to a new report from the CDC. Key findings from the report, Asthma’s Impact on the Nation, include the … finish reading Asthma Healthcare Costs Top $50 Billion Annually

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