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Thoughts from Keynoting PrimaryCare22

By Dr. Sara Pastoor

Last week, Primary Care For America, a collaborative of 13 primary care-focused organizations – of which Elation is a founding member and the only tech company represented – ...

June 6th, 2022

Direct Primary Care

Direct Primary Care

What is direct care?

By Gabby Marquez

As the name suggests, direct care describes a relationship between a healthcare provider and a patient that does not involve intermediaries such as insurance companies. The direct care ...

June 7th, 2022

Direct primary care and patient engagement

By Krystle Thornton

Independent physicians tend to launch direct care practices out of a desire to spend more time with their patients. They might convert an existing practice, leave a bigger practice, or ...

June 7th, 2022

Independent Primary Care

Independent Primary Care

What is an Independent Physician Association (IPA)?

By Dante Capozzola

Independent physicians who want to focus more on the care of their patients sometimes feel challenged with the need to keep up with compliance regulations, administrative contracts, and ...

June 21st, 2022

5 tips on closing care gaps

By Prabhat Dhar

Collaboration and electronic health record (EHR) interoperability are key factors in closing the care gap that exists among healthcare providers. Sharing information, in real-time, about a ...

June 7th, 2022

Primary Care Innovation and Care Groups

Primary Care Innovation and Care Groups

IPAs and value-based care

By Nick Dealtry

Independent physicians who want to remain independent but who feel the need to be part of a larger organization in order to provide value-based care more efficiently might consider joining ...

June 25th, 2022

What is a patient longitudinal record?

By

The Longitudinal Record is a single complete patient record that combines data from a variety of sources throughout the healthcare system. Using complete patient matching logic wrapped in a ...

June 7th, 2022

Explaining interoperability challenges for EHRs

By Roy Steiner

Electronic health records (EHRs) that talk to each other help independent physicians provide quality care to their patients. Primary care physicians are able to collaborate with specialty ...

June 7th, 2022

Starting a new practice

Starting a new practice

Biggest physician barriers to value-based care

By Anthony Pappas

The move to value-based care, and away from fee-for-service models, began in 2008 with the launch of the Medicare Improvement for Patients & Providers Act (MIPPA). With the Affordable ...

April 1st, 2022

The Practice

The Practice

A doctor’s two-decade quest for fulfillment

By Jack Murtha

Dr. Rebecca Byard opened her family medicine practice in October 2021, just before the Omicron variant sent COVID-19 cases skyrocketing. She’s the only physician in her Pittsburgh office, ...

April 13th, 2022

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