Tag Archives: Primary

Doctor On Demand rolls out virtual care platform for primary care

Dive Brief: Doctor On Demand has launched a new virtual care platform for health plans and employers aimed at expanding access to primary care. The platform, called Synapse, integrates into health plans’ existing networks to provide a full range of health and wellness services, from preventive health to chronic care, urgent care and behavioral health.… Read More »

EDs could save $8.3B annually with better primary care, study finds

Dive Brief: More effective primary care could save emergency departments an estimated $ 8.3 billion annually, according to a new Premier analysis. Of 24 million visits by patients with certain chronic conditions in 2017, 4.3 million were potentially avoidable. Patients with those conditions contributed to nearly 60% of all ED visits at nearly 750 hospitals… Read More »

Primary care today: There are several concerning trends

In 2006 Dr. Tom Bodenheimer wrote an article that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled, “Primary Care – Will It Survive?” Dr. Bodenheimer spoke with great concern about patients’ growing unhappiness with their primary care physicians and physicians’ increasing frustration with their practice environments. The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model entered… Read More »