Criterion 19: #49896


To address identified barriers to physician change, including the lack of patient adherence/compliance, lack of time, lack of evidence-based guidelines, as well as insurance / financial and organizational / institutional barriers, the provider has begun to incorporate educational offerings into its curriculum that focus on topics such as the effects of healthcare reform on patient care, practicing within a changing system, strategies for better patient adherence and patient outcomes, and the effective use of technology in medical practice. The provider also offers activities to address physician barriers in communicating with patients, dealing with ethical and quality of care issues, and incorporating clinical practice guidelines.