- *A Pacemaker Wrecks a Family’s Life* Can faith in medicine be restored? #hcsm #hcr
- Breaking Down the Barriers… How Should Physicians and Pharma Collaborate— it’s in everyone’s best interest.
- Consumers Want Evidence Before Embracing Evidence-Based Medicine
- Bringing Comparison Shopping to the Doctor’s Office – NYTimes.com
- Despite Evidence, Patients Want More #healthcare #patient-education @myEn #In
Howard Luks on Breaking Down the Barriers… Phil Baumann on Breaking Down the Barriers… Howard Luks on Despite Evidence, Patients Wan… Howard Luks on Despite Evidence, Patients Wan… Steve Potak on Despite Evidence, Patients Wan…
Monthly Archives: August 2009
Like every grieving family member, I looked for someone to blame for my father’s death. But my dad’s doctors weren’t incompetent—on the contrary, his hospital physicians were smart, thoughtful, and hard-working. Nor is he dead because of indifferent nursing—without exception, … Continue reading
Do we want the consumer-driven marketplace to rule in such a way that untrained, vulnerable individuals can order for themselves expensive medical tests that have no proven benefit and may carry incalculable opportunity costs? Do we want entrepreneurial efforts to … Continue reading
This was a very interesting week from a *social media* perspective… On Monday I saw 6 patients who *found* me through twitter, FB and/or my professional website. On Tuesday I saw 2 patients who *found* me through Twitter or FB. … Continue reading
How Different Groups Spend Their Day: We need to get up, get outside, play, observe, interact and innovate!!! #hcsm
via nytimes.com Great job by the NY Times on this graphic. Scary thought…. sleeping eating and watching TV take up two thirds of our average day. Get up, get outside, play, interact and innovate!!!
In August 2005, doctors at Urological Associates, a medical practice on the Iowa-Illinois border, ordered nine CT scans for patients covered by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance. In September that year, they ordered eight. But then the numbers … Continue reading
New patients— Are you prepared for your visit? What does your physician want to know ? What should you ask?
Physicians are under pressure to see patients in a timely, effective, and efficient manner. Take a little time, organize your thoughts, come prepared and your visit could be much more productive. What to bring: Pad and pen… you will likely … Continue reading
The “Altman gap” is real. I am not saying that the experts are always right. I am not saying that the public is always wrong. I am saying that a two-way conversation needs to occur so that we can lessen … Continue reading