Tag Archives: Benefits

OIG: Health IT brings both benefits, challenges to Medicare ACOs

Medicare accountable care organizations were able to better coordinate patient care thanks to their use of health information technology tools. The HHS Office of Inspector General conducted onsite interviews at six Medicare ACOs—four were Next Generation ACOs and two participated in the Medicare Shared Savings Program—that included discussions with administrative staff and providers. “ACOs that… Read More »

Eating Nuts During Pregnancy Tied to Brain Benefits in Baby

Eating nuts during pregnancy may lead to improved cognitive ability in children, Spanish researchers report. Their study, in the European Journal of Epidemiology, included 2,208 children. Mothers filled out food questionnaires during the first and third trimesters of pregnancy, and researchers administered tests of motor and intellectual ability when the children were 1 and a… Read More »