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OIG: Health IT brings both benefits, challenges to Medicare ACOs

Medicare accountable care organizations were able to better coordinate patient care thanks to their use of health information technology tools. The HHS Office of Inspector General conducted onsite interviews at six Medicare ACOs—four were Next Generation ACOs and two participated in the Medicare Shared Savings Program—that included discussions with administrative staff and providers. “ACOs that… Read More »

Study Shows How Ketamine Reverses Depression—and How its Benefits Could Be Extended

The powerful but temporary benefits of ketamine against depression might be extended if the new brain-cell connections it promotes could be preserved, according to a new study published April 12 in Science from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine. Depression affects tens of millions of people in the United States alone, which could lead to suicide in severe… Read More »