Independent physician-owned practices adopt more quality improvement strategies

Little is known about what determines strategy implementation around quality improvement (QI) in small and medium-sized primary care practices. New research led by George Mason University’s College of Health and Human Services found that independent, physician-owned practices, adopted more QI strategies than hospital-owned practices and community clinics. Dr. Tulay Soylu, currently assistant professor of instruction…

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What Does ‘Back to School’ Mean Now?

Welcome. It’s September and for many of us, that means a return to school, grappling with a changed schedule, in-person or remote or a hybrid of the two. Even for those who are not physically going back or sending children back to a classroom, the arrival of September is forever tied to a back-to-school mentality:…

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Covid-19 Live Updates and Tracker

Here’s what you need to know: The University of South Carolina reports that more than 1,000 students currently have the virus. ImageStudents at the University of South Carolina on Aug. 10.Credit…Sean Rayford/Getty Images The University of South Carolina has reported more than 1,000 students who have tested positive for the virus and are currently active…

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At 98, Pierre Cardin Holds the Secret to What’s Next in Fashion

Style Points is a new weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world. All designers have an obsession; Pierre Cardin’s is the circle. From the moon to a spacesuit’s globular helmet, the shape fascinates him. You can see it in his work, namely the circular dresses he’s designed, and even in his home:…

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At Ally Maki’s Asian American Girl Club, All Are Welcome

Long before Ally Maki appeared in movies and TV shows like Toy Story 4, Cloak & Dagger, and Wrecked, the Japanese American actress was hitting the club. And no, not the high heels, music-blaring, vodka cran kind of club, but actual extracurriculars. «When I was younger, I was totally the club girl, and not the…

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Ho, Ho, Hum: Struggling Retailers Brace for a Muted Holiday Season

It’s only September, but Santa Claus is already nervous about coming to town. And he is not worried about whether kids are naughty or nice, as much as he is about the chance that taking photos with them on his lap at a local mall could expose him to the coronavirus. “Santas are concerned about…

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Trump Administration Will Redirect $62 Million Owed to World Health Organization

As the United States withdraws from membership in the World Health Organization, the Trump administration will redirect $62 million still owed for this year’s dues to other health-related causes also under United Nations auspices, State Department officials announced on Wednesday. Most of the redirected money will go to children’s immunization and influenza surveillance, officials said.…

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New Treatment for Lou Gehrig’s Disease Shows Promise

Seven years ago, Joshua Cohen, then a junior at Brown University majoring in biomedical engineering, was captivated by the question of why people develop brain disorders. “How does a neuron die?” he wondered. After poring over scientific studies, he sketched out his ideas for a way to treat them. “I was sitting in my dorm…

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Backed by Federal Funds, New Virus Tests Are Hitting the Market

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic remained a distant threat to many Americans on Jan. 24 when Douglas C. Bryant, the president and chief executive officer of Quidel Corporation, got a call from an official at the Food and Drug Administration. If the government helped, the official asked, would Quidel make tests to detect coronavirus infections?…

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