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Week in Review: Insights on Primary Care Disparities and Protecting Healthcare IT

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In this episode of the MGMA Week in Review Podcast, Daniel Williams, senior editor at MGMA, and co-host Colleen Luckett discuss the latest developments in healthcare. They cover a range of topics, including primary care access, social engineering schemes targeting hospital IT help desks, and the role of medical assistants in multi-site healthcare settings. Join them as they share insights, poll results, and valuable resources to keep healthcare leaders informed and empowered.

Key Takeaways: 
  • The US lags behind other wealthy nations in terms of access and continuity of primary care.
  • Building long-term relationships between patients and primary care physicians is essential for better healthcare outcomes.
  • US doctors should improve coordination with specialists to enhance patient care.
  • Social engineering schemes targeting hospital IT help desks pose a significant threat, and organizations need to implement strict security protocols.
  • Medical assistants play a crucial role in multi-site healthcare organizations, and leveraging their skills effectively can address staffing challenges.
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Week in Review: Insights on Primary Care Disparities and Protecting Healthcare IT
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