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Sally Ginsburg

Pediatricians are being overwhelmed by "NICU graduates"

by Sally Ginsburg, MD

In case you missed it, a new report from the Health Care Cost Institute found that health care spending on children covered by employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) rose faster than the overall average spending, increasing 5.7% per year from 2010-2013 compared to 3.9% for the entire ESI population. The Institute attributed much of it to big increases in hospital admissions for newborns within the first 18 days of birth, separate from the costs of delivery. 

October 09, 2015|Categories: Models of Care

Naomi Fried

The Innovative Spirit of Pediatric Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital

by Naomi Fried, Ph.D.

How can innovation be embedded into an organization’s culture? And can a single executive act as a catalyst?

These are questions that Naomi Fried thinks a lot about. Four years ago, Fried was hired as Boston Children’s Hospital’s first Chief Innovation Officer.

September 30, 2014|Categories: More Disruption Please, Patient Engagement

Michelle Mangino

EHR Data Shows 1 in 10 Visits to the Pediatrician Result in the Diagnosis of a Mental Health Condition

by Michelle Mangino, Social Media Manager

Over the past year, the athenaResearch team has published three data-focused reports on the evolving state of mental health among children in the U.S.

August 11, 2014|Categories: Analytics and Research

Matt Nix

No Lack of Attention to ADHD

by Matt Nix, Manager, Core Analytics

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to draw public attention, with articles appearing in the November England Journal of Medicine and most recently in the

April 15, 2014|Categories: Analytics and Research

Iyue Sung

Survey Finds Pediatricians Experiencing Heavy Burden and Stress

by Iyue Sung, PhD, Director of athenaResearch

In numerous conversations with our pediatrician clients over the last year, individual clinicians report increased complexity in their practices and, in many cases, decreased fulfillment in their work. To get a closer read on the “State of Pediatrics,” Epocrates and athenaResearch recently surveyed more than 700 pediatricians on the Epocrates network. Here are a few of the more prominent findings:

Declining Morale

January 23, 2014|Categories: Analytics and Research

Iyue Sung

Data Points to Behavioral Health as a Growing Challenge for Pediatricians

by Iyue Sung, PhD, Director of athenaResearch

In reviewing a recent survey of over 730 pediatricians conducted by Epocrates, an athenahealth company, we were concerned to note a decline in morale for many pediatricians struggling to keep pace with growing complexity at their practices. The reasons are manifold: increasingly stringent documentation requirements, more demanding parents, and a growing prevalence of complex chronic diseases, to name a few.

October 28, 2013|Categories: Analytics and Research

Jeff A. Drasnin

Childhood Immunizations: The Conversation That Must Continue

by Jeff A. Drasnin, MD, FAAP, pediatrics

There are a growing number of pediatricians around the country who will not provide care to families if they either a) refuse all immunizations or b) selectively immunize. While I would consider myself an academic pediatrician who, to the best of my ability, will always “recommend what is recommended”—following American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations as well as evidence-based medicine—I’ve noticed an increase in “alternative families” at my group practice.

July 08, 2013|Categories: Patient Engagement

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