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Workplace Clinics: A Sign of Growing Employer Interest in Wellness

December 13, 2010

Examines the increasing employer demand for workplace clinics, clinic management models, types of services, challenges, regulations, and the clinics' potential impact, including their ability to raise productivity and help contain healthcare costs.

The Economic Recession: Early Impacts on Health Care Safety Net Providers

January 27, 2010

Examines how the recession and state and local budget cuts affected safety-net clinics' capacity to meet demand in five communities, the extent to which federal stimulus funds mitigated the impact, strategies for sustainability, and implications.

Individual Insurance: Health Insurers Try to Tap Potential Market Growth

November 5, 2009

Examines the challenges the current individual health insurance market poses for insurers and consumers, the market's growth potential, market and regulatory conditions across states, and trends in marketing strategies. Considers policy implications.

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.

Financial and Health Burdens of Chronic Conditions Grow

April 2, 2009

Points to rising rates of chronic conditions and obesity; growing numbers of patients with problems paying medical bills, even with insurance; and contributing factors such as declining private coverage and delays in accessing care. Outlines implications.

Checking Up on Retail-Based Health Clinics: Is the Boom Ending?

December 15, 2008

Outlines trends in the growth of retail-based clinics providing basic care at pharmacies and other retail settings. Examines who uses them, where, for what services, and why; insurance coverage and reimbursement rates; and variations in state regulation.

Despite Regulatory Changes, Hospitals Cautious in Helping Physicians Purchase Electronic Medical Records

September 18, 2008

Examines hospitals' strategies to aid physicians' adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) following regulatory changes facilitating hospital-subsidized EMRs. Looks at factors determining support for physicians' EMR adoption and their implications.

Striking Jump in Consumers Seeking Health Care Information

August 21, 2008

Examines shifts in how Americans seek health information from sources other than their doctors. Looks at growing Internet use and information-seeking for others, education as a factor, and the impact of information-seeking on perceptions of health issues.

Developing Health System Surge Capacity: Community Efforts in Jeopardy

June 1, 2008

Examines six communities' efforts to build surge healthcare capacities to respond to terrorist attacks, epidemics, and natural and manmade disasters; the needed components and funding; and the effects of the restrictions and decline in federal funds.