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Losing focus with efficient healthcare delivery. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy E fficiency in healthcare has turned into an assembly line akin to the automaker's car manufacturing process in Detroit. One patient every fifteen minutes, sometimes less in o ... Read on »
A new meaning to eating on the go. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I nnovators have taken America's lust for food to the next level with this YouTube video. Humorous and concerning that this spoof could actually happen. Link here to video. Read on »
Quality of life vs quantity of life. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A t what point do we as a society and as healthcare providers say enough is enough with respect to the expenditure of medical resources? Regardless of what any of us do, rega ... Read on »
Kids health bill up for a vote today. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A big day for the children's health as law makers voted today to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Estimated cost of the bill is $33 billion over a bit mo ... Read on »
Connecticut unveils universal healthcare. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy C onnecticut is now looking to offer universal healthcare with a new program called SustiNet (from the Latin sustains). The plan like others is designed to control costs, sav ... Read on »
Is healthcare getting ahead of itself with EMR use? by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy T he Obama administration is about to spend some $50 billion to promote the use of EMRs. Since April of last year there has been growing concern about the use of EMRs with som ... Read on »
Is healthcare getting ahead of itself with EMR use? by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy T he Obama administration is about to spend some $50 billion to promote the use of EMRs. Since April of last year there has been growing concern about the use of EMRs with so ... Read on »
Shift change in the ED means patients wait. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I s there a time that you shouldn’t go to your local emergency department? There sure is, and that time is during the physician change of shift. Since an emergency departmen ... Read on »
Daschle meets the boys and talks healthcare reform. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy T he scepter in Washington hasn’t even been passed on to the new administration and already it is plain to see that healthcare reform is going to be an uphill battle. Tom Dasc ... Read on »
Healthcare playing field a little more even with Trade name drugs. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy L ooks as if another inequality for healthcare consumers will go by the wayside, and the playing field in healthcare will become a little bit more even. Banning the practice o ... Read on »
COBRA Insurance not much of an option for the unemployed. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy S ome times those good ideas just don't pan out the way you think they will. COBRA ( Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 ) insurance for those that lose the ... Read on »
Delivering patient care: The balancing of tasks. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy One of the more challenging issues facing healthcare providers especially nurses is getting all the documentation of a patient's care completed within an allotted period o ... Read on »
Delivering patient care: The balancing of tasks. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy One of the more challenging issues facing healthcare providers especially nurses is getting all the documentation of a patient's care completed within an allotted period of ... Read on »
High medical costs lowers patient trust with their provider. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A new study from the Journal of General Internal Medicine reports that the high cost of medical care that patients have to pay for is likely to significantly weaken the level ... Read on »
High medical costs lowers patient trust with their provider. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A new study from the Journal of General Internal Medicine reports that the high cost of medical care that patients have to pay for is likely to significantly weaken the level ... Read on »
Politics of healthcare. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy P olitics is the process by which people make decisions. It is a process that has been observed in all human group interactions and is widely used in all types of venues. It i ... Read on »
Politics of Healthcare. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy P olitics is the process by which people make decisions. It is a process that has been observed in all human group interactions and is widely used in all types of venues. It i ... Read on »
S. Gupta MD for Surgeon General: A moment of pause please. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy S unjay Gupta MD is being considered for the new Surgeon General of the U.S. under the Obama administration. This looks like it will be a polarizing issue. A few comments we ... Read on »
How good is your doctor? by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I f you've ever been a patient looking for a doctor or meeting one for the first time such as in an emergency department, one of the first questions that you should think of ... Read on »
Healthcare providers as drug abusers. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I s your healthcare provider a narcotic abuser? How would you know? Substance abuse among healthcare providers is a real issue. Nurses and physicians unfortunately partake in ... Read on »