Tag Archives: Quality

Poor Sleep Quality During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Perinatal Depression

All women are at risk for depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and there is growing evidence to suggest that poor sleep during pregnancy and the postpartum period may be a risk factor for the development of perinatal depression. Undoubtedly the interplay between sleep and depressive symptoms is quite complex. Does sleep disruption cause… Read More »

Health plans need to better use tech to simplify quality initiatives

Value-based care depends on measuring and reporting outcomes, but doing so is causing burnout in physicians. That additional challenge for physicians comes despite widespread efforts to reduce this burden, according to a new survey of 23 health plans conducted by Harrisburg, Penn.-based Geneia, an analytic solutions and services company. Part of the problem lies in… Read More »

PBMs: Driving Up Costs and Lowering Quality Care in America

As drug prices sky rocket, the role of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in health care has been debated and analyzed. Governmental agencies, pharmaceutical executives and insurance providers have all joined the conversation to suggest a quick fix. Yet, among the proposed solutions, we see a stark absence of physician perspective. As a physician myself, I… Read More »