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White men need to do their part and make healthcare safe again
White men need to do their part and make healthcare safe againYes, white women voted for Trump in large numbers as well, but, across the country, the Republican leadership primarily relies on the votes of white men. For now, this is the group that is most powerful when it steps up.
The key to understanding consumer-centric healthcareFor over a decade, we have seen the steady rise of consumerism in healthcare. Far more than an emerging trend, it is now something that will dramatically alter the U.S. healthcare delivery system...for the better.
Why do women physicians experience burnout more than men?
Why do women physicians experience burnout more than men?The statistics are clear: Physicians are burned out, miserable and trying to get out of the clinical practice of medicine, and women physicians are leading the pack at twice the level of burnout as their male colleagues.
How should we define quality care?
How should we define quality care?Quality means different things to different people, especially as it pertains to healthcare
Dipping a toe into the world that is CPC+
Dipping a toe into the world that is CPC+Comprehensive primary care plus (CPC+) is a program with goals to provide better patient care and decrease the cost of healthcare. There are five comprehensive primary care functions that CPC+ focuses on to meet this end.
The problem of martyrdom in medicine
The problem of martyrdom in medicineDoctors, like everyone else, are human. It’s time that we not only acknowledge that to ourselves, but to the world.
You had better be savvy with your coding
You had better be savvy with your codingWith the change in payment focusing on quality medicine instead of the old-fashioned fee for service, providers better be savvy with their coding or they will lose out on the money needed to run their practices.
Everyone wins when physicians put patients firstIt certainly doesn’t sound like a radical notion, but the idea of putting patients first is creating something of a revolution in healthcare that is lowering costs while delivering high-quality care to millions of Americans.
The destruction of markets in healthcare
The destruction of markets in healthcareMany hold the belief that markets do not work in healthcare.
How did Medicare become the highest paying carrier?
How did Medicare become the highest paying carrier?I hope the new administration can focus on the overall improvement of population health as the goal while it evaluates the healthcare agenda.