Vidya Eswaran, MD

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EMRA + PolicyRx Health Policy Journal Club faculty editor, 2021
National Clinician Scholars Program, UCSF
EMRA Diversity & Inclusion Task Force Chair, 2017-18

Fellowship: UCSF
Residency:
 Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine

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Improving a physician's ability to manage electronic health records might improve not only the physician's workday, but also the patient's satisfaction. How is policy helping (or hindering) this? The
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The pediatric emergency department is a unique setting in which educational interventions can reach a wide variety of people. The Health Policy Journal Club examines a study conducted to gauge the eff
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Policies that are helping improve the transparency of hospital bills are also shining a light on why self-paying patients might go out of their way to avoid the nearest medical care. Take a closer loo
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Hospitals get penalized when patients are readmitted, Medicare's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, or HRRP. A plan to take social determinants of health into account is meant to make sure penal
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Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. An analysis shows that Medicaid expansion can help avert suicide by overcoming financial barriers to mental health care.
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Opioid overdose deaths continue to trend upward. Multiple efforts have attempted to address this epidemic, including naloxone access. Is anything making an impact on drug use disorder deaths?
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Statistics show employers are placing an undue burden on the health care system by using draconian HR practices. Paid sick leave is a simple, albeit politically challenging, policy change that could s
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The effects of COVID-19 on the health care system continue to evolve. While patients stayed away during lockdown, they are now flooding emergency departments with more acute illnesses due to lack of p
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COVID-19 vaccine campaigns saved lives and reduced the number and severity of COVID cases in the United States. What did this mean to the business of health care? Significant cost savings.
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Studies are showing that Medicaid expansion - and its resulting increased access to primary care - could help alleviate emergency department crowding and ensure the department is able to focus on pati
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