November 2017

Physicians Champion Influenza Vaccinations

Blog - November 6, 2017
Jerry Reeves

Influenza takes a considerable toll on Americans each year, causing millions of illnesses and medical visits, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths. Here are important updates for encouraging your patients to protect themselves and their families this year by updating their shots.

Healthinsight Develops Training Program for Primary Care Physicians to Prevent Opioid-Related Harms in Older Adults

Blog - November 13, 2017
Lindsey Alley

In an innovative project funded through the Medicare program, HealthInsight is developing a multi-faceted training program to encourage primary care providers to use a tailored, patient-centered approach to managing chronic pain for patients age 55 and older. The goals are to reduce opioid-related hospitalizations, readmissions and emergency department visits of older patients; reduce the number of older patients with risky opioid prescriptions; and increase the number of clinics that adopt a screening and referral process for opioid use disorders.