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Because this sadly happens more than you might think.
Shorter med school curriculums are not the answer to our health care woes.
By Ashwin Vasan, Columbia University In global public health, 2016 was a year defined by the end of two important emergencies
In an e-mail on January 24, 2017, Gayle Ober, the president of the George Family Foundation shared the following: "We were
2. Build training and technical assistance capacity through the Home Centered Care Institute, which will develop a core clinical
10. What are the top 1-3 issues that you think will be important in Medicaid during the next 6 months? 1. Access to Quality
Why was this the case? There are two over-arching reasons: retailers and digitally-enabled companies have price transparency
Historically, the medical community hasn’t been trained to talk to patients about sleep, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be having the conversation. Sleep expert Michael Breus discusses why we need to talk to our doctors about sleep, because it plays a significant role in our overall health.
A quarter of patients got the wrong -- or no -- diagnosis, according to a new study.
In a Twitter chat hosted by the Healthcare Leader Blog on collaboration between public health and health care, I learned
Enhanced integration between physical and behavioral health is one logical target in improving the broader health care landscape. It is a very real gap in clinical care, makes complete economic sense, and is the right thing to do in promoting true patient wellness. But most importantly, patients and providers alike need and deserve it.
Although no discipline wants to lose their identity to a categorical term, let's work together to reach consensus on respectful, clear, and inclusive language that captures the unique contributions of each member of the health care team.
It is a practical and tangible way to help people continue to live at home and in the community, to live life to its fullest with dignity and comfort, to live more connected to family, friends, and faith, to live more reflective on one's history and more intentionally about one's legacy.
The promise of high tech medicine has never been greater, its actual performance has never been worse. We need to balance the real wonders and exaggerated hype of advancing medical science with a common sense appreciation of its risks and costs.
Dr. Soulakis is a public health scientist whose research focus lies at the intersection of epidemiology and informatics; he is particularly interested in understanding the expanding, data-rich environment created by health information technology, and leveraging computationally techniques to monitor and improve healthcare quality.
As medical boards, insurers and government agencies enforce this guideline, prescribing differently from the top line recommendations is likely to become onerous, leaving many patients in the lurch.
Digital technology has forever changed how consumers plan travel, manage money, reserve tables at restaurants, and plan cooking our meals at home. Today, digital technology is on the cusp of profoundly changing how we utilize health care services and "make" health for ourselves and our loved ones.
Mother's Day is the time to show your mom some serious love. But how? Most of us love flowers and chocolate. So, consider getting mom a little of both. What we really treasure, though, is the priceless gift of time and conversation. And there are few things more important to talk about than your mom's health.