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Healthcare Reform

News and opinion articles related to healthcare reform laws and initiatives, including technological, political and institutional implications.

Medical Technology: Dangerous Curves Ahead

Medical Technology: Dangerous Curves Ahead | Medical Blog

Rather than fighting the inevitable, PCPs should carve out a new role in patient care that addresses the weaknesses of MinuteClinics and computerized care.

Obama vs Romney on Healthcare in First Debate

Obama vs Romney on Healthcare in First Debate | Medical Blog

 

President Obama and Mitt Romney made some swift punches on healthcare in the first presidential debate Wednesday night. Healthcare was officially allotted 15 minutes in the 90-minute debate, so let’s check out their argument breakdown:…

Health IT: Patients Ready, Docs Lagging | Medical Blog

The failure to recognize the gap in Health IT readiness between physicians and patients threatens to widen healthcare disparities.

In the Political Healthcare Debate, the Patients Always Lose

In the Political Healthcare Debate, the Patients Always Lose | Guest Blog

The "us vs. them" mentality of the healthcare reform debate is playing the power game with the lives of my patients.

Physician-Authored Book Addresses Transparency in Healthcare | Medical Blog

An urgent call to make our healthcare more transparent, more democratic, and safer for patients.

How to Lower 30-Day Hospital Readmission Rates

How to Lower 30-Day Hospital Readmission Rates | Guest Blog

The solution is quite simple — let the patients die.

NPs Practicing Independently? AAFP Says No

NPs Practicing Independently? AAFP Says No | Medical Blog

The idea of advanced practice nurses directing primary care practices on their own without a physician on staff has been a hot topic of discussion lately among the healthcare and public policy communities. The rationale behind most of these proposals stems from the U.S.…

10 Ways to Make EMR Meaningful and Useful

10 Ways to Make EMR Meaningful and Useful | Guest Blog

What would make EMR truly meaningful rather than just creating more hoops for me to jump through? Here's my dream list.

A Twisted Path Full of Sounds and Fury – Signifying – Nothing.

A Twisted Path Full of Sounds and Fury – Signifying – Nothing. | Guest Blog

It's a terrible time to be poor. It is rarely the physician who won't see the patient but most often the services within hospitals that are inaccessible.

New Additions to the “Never Events” List

New Additions to the “Never Events” List | Guest Blog

Two more complications have been proposed as additions to the CMS “never events” initiative. Do you agree that all these events are 100% preventable?

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