Feature Articles

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ASH Clinical News takes a deeper look at hot topics in medicine

How Guidelines Happen

Clinical practice guidelines serve as guideposts for providing evidence-based care for patients, assisting clinicians in decision-making. They may focus on providing the best value...

Decoding Genomic Profiling: The Hype and the Hope of Precision Medicine

Genetic assays, new sequencing platforms, and growing evidence about the role mutations play in malignancies and cancer risk have given hematologists and oncologists more...

A Day on the Hill: The ASH Committee on Practice Goes to Washington

On May 19, 2015, following its spring meeting in Washington, DC, members of the ASH Committee on Practice visited more than 40 congressional offices...

Adapting to Changes in Practice-Based Hematology

It is not news that the practice of hematology today looks much different than it did in 1958 when the American Society of Hematology...

Efforts to Protest High Cancer Drug Prices Underway

There is an inconvenient truth when it comes to the cost of new cancer therapies in the United States: The median U.S. household income...

Mind the Gap: The ACA’s Medicaid Expansion Provision Leaves Vulnerable Patients Uncovered

A key element of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the expansion of the Medicaid program, designed to provide financial assistance...

The ACA Out-of-Pocket Limit: Good and Bad News for Hematology Patients

Although the act sets limits on the out-of-pocket expenses a patient might face, many costs associated with hematologic care may fall outside of the...

NOACs: The Novel Kids on the Block

The time has come for clinicians to turn to novel oral anticoagulant agents for the first-line prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with...

Who Cares About What Patients Think? The FDA, Insurance Payers, Researchers… Maybe You Should...

While patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are nothing new in the field of medicine, they may now be newly appreciated. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Defining “Value” in Value-Based Medicine: A Work in Progress

Achieving optimal patient outcomes is still one of the most important aspects of health care. In recent years, a new goal – and one...
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