No More Lip Service; It’s Time We Fixed Primary Care (Part Two)

By Shannon Brownlee, Andy Lazris and Alan Roth.   Despite at least two decades of rhetoric about the need to build a robust primary care infrastructure, the US health care system continues to limp along with the smallest ratio of primary care providers to specialists of any high-income country; a shortage of primary care providers,

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No More Lip Service; It’s Time We Fixed Primary Care (Part One)

By Shannon Brownlee, Andy Lazris and Alan Roth.   We are in the midst of a primary care crisis. Primary care is an essential service to which all Americans should have access, and which should be organized and paid for in such a way that clinicians have the time and resources to care properly for

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STRATEGIC PLANNING: WORKING WITH ORGANIZATIONS TO ACHIEVE TRANSFORMATIONAL EXCELLENCE

STRATEGIC PLANNING: WORKING WITH ORGANIZATIONS TO ACHIEVE TRANSFORMATIONAL EXCELLENCE By Cecilia Saffold Miller, MBA, PMP, Transformation and Technology Program Manager, HealthTeamWorks As organizations embark on transformation a well-developed strategic plan serves as the framework for ensuring planned changes contribute to reaching defined goals and measures of success. HealthTeamWorks views transformational strategic planning as a process

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Healthcare Cybersecurity: Highlights from the 2018 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey

In a 2018 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey, respondents included healthcare providers, vendors and consultants. Respondents’ roles included executive management, non-executive management and non-management professionals. Purpose and Scope of the 2018 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey The 2018 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey sought to answer two overarching questions: How far has the healthcare and public health (HPH) sector progressed in cybersecurity?

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Over Dependence on Hospital Care Strangling Health System

*Healthcare professionals have spoken – will the Government now listen and take action? *Upcoming budget must support a decisive shift to GP-led Primary Care *Immediate action needed to save health service  At the launch today (Wednesday) of the second Primary Care Partnership consensus document, “Defining Primary Care in the 21st Century”, the partnership of primary care

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EAPCP will Challenge European Approach to Health Care

A newly established organisation, the European Association of Primary Care Partners (EAPCP) was launched today in the Royal College of Physicians, Dublin. Mr Chris Goodey, Chairman of founding association, the Primary Care Partnership in Ireland, has said the EAPCP will bring Health and Social Care Professionals from across Europe together to ensure Governments are delivering

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Pharmacists Want Extended Roles in Primary Care (UK)

There is an enthusiasm and willingness among pharmacists for new, extended roles in primary care, which could effectively relieve GP workload pressures, new research has suggested. The qualitative interview study of UK pharmacists – published in the British Journal of General Practice (Br J Gen Pract 2017; 67 (662): e650-e658. DOI: http://bjgp.org/content/67/662/e650]) – suggests that the training given to pharmacists should

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3,000 overseas GPs sought by NHS England

NHS England plans to have contracts in place with recruitment agencies to hire between 2,000 and 3,000 GPs from overseas by November 20, documents reveal. The controversial new framework agreement of international recruitment service providers is worth an estimated Stg£100 million (€110m) over three years, with NHS England expecting as many as eight providers to

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WHO Advisory Group to Shape the Future of Primary Care

The recently established WHO Primary Health Care Advisory Group has pledged to seek innovative models to integrate primary care with public health services and set the course for primary care in 2030. The Group – which held its inaugural meeting in June (20-21) in Almaty, Kazakhstan – wants to improve coordination between primary care and

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