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Physicians Slow to E-mail With Patients

October 12, 2010

Presents survey findings on physicians' use of e-mail to communicate with patients about clinical issues; frequency of use; determining factors such as access to electronic health records and employment by health maintenance organizations; and barriers.

A Snapshot of U.S. Physicians: Key Findings From the 2008 Health Tracking Physician Survey

September 3, 2009

Analyzes survey data on U.S. physicians' compensation system, career satisfaction, acceptance of new patients, managed care contracts, and charity care provision by demographics, type of practice, specialty, geographic location, and other characteristics.

Coordination of Care by Primary Care Practices: Strategies, Lessons and Implications

April 30, 2009

Documents successful strategies for coordinating care within primary care settings, including family and caregivers; with specialists; with hospital settings; and with community-based services. Discusses challenges, lessons learned, and implications.

Making Medical Homes Work: Moving From Concept to Practice

December 11, 2008

Explores practical considerations for implementing a medical home program of physician practices committed to coordinating and integrating care based on patient needs and priorities, such as how to qualify medical homes and how to match patients to them.