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Diet and your meds: What patients eat CAN hurt them

Diet and your meds: What patients eat CAN hurt them

Though some patients are less than diligent in taking their medications, many more are right on top of things. They take their meds on time and refill their prescriptions before they run out. But even if people are eating right, they may not take into consideration what impact even the best diet — let alone the worst — can have on their medications’ effectiveness.

How to keep patient and staff safety first

How to keep patient and staff safety first

The highly regarded Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) annually sponsors Patient Safety Awareness Week (this year March 8-14) to help encourage everyone to learn more about how to improve the safety of our healthcare system — for the health and well-being of not only patients, but our workforce that cares for them.

5 requirements of CPC+: Patient and caregiver engagement

5 requirements of CPC+: Patient and caregiver engagement

This blog is the fourth in a five-part series that will help you review your current CPC+ implementation. Now that we’re 2 to 3 years into the program, you can review what has and hasn’t been working for your practice with the help of these guides.

Good news for the heart: Top cardiac advances and initiatives

Good news for the heart: Top cardiac advances and initiatives

As I discussed in part 1 of this two-part blog, the annual February observance of American Heart Month is a perfect time for providers, patients and payers alike to be reminded of things that can improve our chances of avoiding the country’s leading killer — cardiovascular disease or CVD.