Welcome to our Weekly Roundup, bringing you a compilation of articles we’ve come across recently to help you stay up to date on some of the latest healthcare news.
This week’s edition includes stories about children’s mental health issues, EHR documentation and improving end-of-life conversations between providers and patients.
As many as one in five school-age children shows signs of a mental health disorder—and nearly 80% of them don’t receive treatment.
A recent study shows providers spend nearly two hours on EHR documentation for every hour they see patients, yet another confirmation of the need for change in exam room delivery.
The American Academy of Pediatrics updates its flu season guidelines and withdraws its recommendation of FluMist.
Aetna’s departure from the Obamacare exchanges is another example of the need to find solutions for the weaknesses of the program.
- Honest end-of-life conversations are needed between providers and patients to make decisions that better reflect patients’ beliefs and goals for their last days.