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In the latest edition of Medicus Megabytes, learn about an experiment in “on-demand healthcare,” the difference between brand-name drugs and generic medications in terms of patient satisfaction, and more.
- In a recent article, Healthcare Dive’s Jeff Byers and HR Dive’s Kathryn Moody share healthcare industry experts’ best practices for attracting and retaining physicians in the face of a staffing shortage.
- For four hours on Thursday, November 19, people in 36 cities—including Houston, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia—were able to select “UberHEALTH” on the Uber app to summon a nurse to their homes to administer a flu vaccine, reports Boston Globe’s Felice J. Freyer. The experiment in “on-demand healthcare” was the project of a Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School researcher who develops technologies that track and promote public health.
- According to a Gallup poll conducted last month, most Americans rate the quality of healthcare in the United States the same today as they did two years ago, prior to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
- With an eye toward factors like ease of use, vendor/customer support, and cost, Business News Daily shares its top recommendations for electronic health record (EHR) systems for small medical practices, as well as the methodology for determining its best picks.
- Data gathered by Iodine—a website constructing a repository of user reviews on drugs—indicates there is no great distinction between brand-name medications and generics when it comes to patient satisfaction, as reported in NPR’s Shots blog. Non-profit newsroom ProPublica has partnered with Iodine to add data from reviews to its Prescriber Checkup tool, which lets users view their physicians’ prescribing habits in the Medicare Part D program and compare them with providers in the same specialty and state.
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