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Three-Part Pricing of PCSK9 Inhibitors

New Marketplace

A New Model for Pricing Drugs of Uncertain Efficacy

Are we paying too much for new drugs before we know how well they work? This innovative pricing model proposes postponing major rewards until efficacy is established — which could help both patients and payers while still paying back investments on the most effective drugs.

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Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement from Both Sides of the Bed

When patients and families are included in medical rounds as valued members of the team, the quality of care improves.

Myths and Realities of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment.

Care Redesign

Primary Care and the Opioid-Overdose Crisis — Buprenorphine Myths and Realities

There is a realistic, scalable solution for reaching the millions of Americans with opioid use disorder: mobilizing the primary care physician (PCP) workforce to offer office-based addiction treatment with buprenorphine, as other countries have done.

Ten Guiding Principles for Patient-Centered Care as Described by Mountain States Health Alliance to consider with patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR)

Patient Engagement

Complementary Approaches to Patient Engagement in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

It’s important for providers to understand and apply the key principles foundational to patient-centered outcomes research efforts.

Selected Advantages of Improved Patient Electronic Access to Health Data

Patient Engagement

Patient-Led Data Sharing — A New Paradigm for Electronic Health Data

The pieces are in place for a truly disruptive shift in how patients can access and use their own clinical data to improve their health.

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New Marketplace

The Evolution of Primary Care: Embracing Innovation While Protecting the Core Value

Primary care must leverage disruptive innovations to ensure that patients receive first-access, comprehensive, coordinated, continuous care that is woven into a seamlessly integrated system.

Collapse of Two Online Health Communities as Result of Removal of Users Starting from Superusers

Patient Engagement

Online “Superusers” as Allies of the Health Care Workforce

Three proposed steps for integrating peer-driven online health communities with traditional services to improve health outcomes for people with chronic conditions.

Coffey02_pullquote family-centered care in medical and surgical procedures

Care Redesign

What If Family-Centered Care Were Extended to Medical and Surgical Procedures?

Though the concerns are valid, early experiences suggest that family member engagement may be an effective tool for improving the value of care.

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New Marketplace

Dialysis-Facility Joint-Venture Ownership — Hidden Conflicts of Interest

Despite potential benefits, joint ventures between nephrologists and dialysis companies raise legal and ethical concerns because of participants’ conflicts of interest and lack of transparency.

Evidence Needed for Health Systems Change to Address Social Determinants of Health and Obesity and Diet-Related Diseases in Turn

Care Redesign

Better Clinical Care for Obesity and Diet-Related Diseases Requires a Focus on Social Determinants of Health

To more effectively treat the problems of obesity and diet-related conditions, health systems need to restructure the traditional medical model of care delivery to address the social determinants of health.

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