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Why Isn’t Healthcare The Same for Everyone?

In last week’s post, I covered the differences in healthcare and health outcomes for people based on their gender, race, income and sexuality. Today’s post addresses the question: Why isn’t healthcare the same for everyone? It’s a complicated problem. Equality in healthcare is a complicated problem because there are many factors that influence the quality […]

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How Can You Get the Best Healthcare? Actively Participate!

I was surprised to learn recently that a large percent of patients are “passive spectators” of their own healthcare. Passive patients rely on their doctor’s experience and knowledge – as a result they “sit back” and let the experience happen to them. When passive patients do not engage in their own healthcare, their health may […]

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What’s a Health Information Exchange and How Does it Help Patients?

Doctors need complete patient information to make informed treatment decisions. Most doctors use Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to record notes during and after appointments, and to keep digital records of patient-related care, including test results. Digital records have many advantages over paper records but are far from perfect. EHRs are time consuming for doctors and can […]

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Outpatient Medical Errors: Patient Safety Concerns Are Not Only for Hospitals.

Do you know how to reduce your risk of medical errors at your doctor’s office? There’s been quite a bit in the news the past few years about safety in hospitals. Yet you don’t hear about the dangers patients face in doctor offices, ambulatory care centers, day surgical centers and even their homes. Do you […]

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New Trends in Healthcare: Personal Tracking Devices, Digital Pills

This is the 4th and last posting in my series on new trends in healthcare.  Today’s post focuses on personal tracking devices for healthcare and digital pills. To read the other posts in this series: Telehealth and medical scribes Uber vs ambulances, EMT care in your home, and tablets for hospital patients Concierge doctors and […]

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New Trends in Healthcare: Uber vs Ambulance, EMT Care in Your Home, Tablets for Hospital Patients

This is the 2nd post in my 4 part series on new trends in healthcare. Today’s post covers Uber instead of an ambulance, EMT care in your home, and tablets for hospital patients. To read the other posts in this series: Telehealth and medical scribes Concierge doctors and “smart” hospitals Personal tracking devices and digital pills […]

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New Trends in Healthcare: Telehealth, Medical Scribes

Healthcare, like every other industry, is always changing. What kinds of changes will we see in the coming years? Today’s post covers telehealth and medical scribes. To read the other posts in this 4-part series: Uber vs ambulances, EMT care in your home and tablets for hospital patients Concierge doctors and “smart” hospitals Personal tracking […]

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