PCPs’ Perspectives on Health Delivery

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Although not specific to obesity-related care, a recent infographic published in JAMA highlights PCPs’ perspectives on health system delivery changes in primary care.

I was particularly interested in PCPs’ opinions regarding the use of information technology (IT) and digital health tools, in which 50% of providers believed IT would positively impact quality of patient care (vs. 28% who believed it would negatively impact quality of care).

Compared to a related paper (McGoron et al., 2015) that reported the majority (>75%) of providers demonstrated interest in using digital approaches to support pediatric behavioral health, my prediction (& hope!) is that the use of technology and digital health applications will continue to grow and gain traction in this opportunistic setting for obesity prevention.

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