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Riding The Wave of Health Care Recession. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy H ealth care is very much a business like any others. It has external customers that are typically referred to as patients and internal customers that are physicians, nurse ... Read on »
A Dying Breed. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I n today’s healthcare work environment it is increasingly difficult to find nurse managers that are clinically competent to function in the areas that they are administra ... Read on »
Patient Advocate, where does one draw the line? by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy E mergency departments see a host of patients each and every day with a myriad of complaints, illnesses and injuries. Many are simple problems that are easily mitigated whi ... Read on »
National Healthcare Woes. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy T he National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE ) as part of the British National Health Service has come under fire for some of its recent spending practices. From t ... Read on »
President Bush's Comments at Walter Reed by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy P resident Bush makes some appreciative remarks for the wounded and those who care for the wounded at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His comments seem to be rather canned ... Read on »
Medical Tourism goes Domestic. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy D omestic medical tourism has made its way into the U.S. healthcare market place where employers are offering employees financial incentives to seek care in certain location ... Read on »
When an MD says yes and Insurance says No. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I have often heard others mention the hassles of pre-authorization for certain medical procedures and some prescriptions. Truth be told I had never given it too much though ... Read on »
An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy F or years many healthcare leaders and professionals have been promoting a change in our current medical model of "disease care" to one of prevention. The desire is to shif ... Read on »
Developing Innovation to Improve Healthcare. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy B reaking out of experience dependent categorization to develop new neural pathways to enhance our innate creativity is what neuroscience experts suggest so that we can deve ... Read on »
Healthcare has Highest CEO Turnover Rate. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy T he corporate ladder as most of us know is not an easy climb on a good day. Many dream of getting to sit in the CEO chair and directing operations, enjoying the perks, bon ... Read on »
Patients Use Express Lane to Access Emergency Department Care. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy E mergency departments (EDs) are busy places these days and with the winter cold and flu season fast approaching the work load is likely to pick up. Despite that the kids a ... Read on »
Got Flu? by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I t is that time again when the ads for flu shots hit the airways, pharmacies, physician offices, and hospitals. Last year's influenza vaccine seemed to miss the mark and m ... Read on »
Call for 2009 Healthcare Summit. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy P erhaps Wall Street's latest troubles that have many in a near state of being apoplectic are better equated with disasters like Katrina. Reporters have been thumbing throu ... Read on »
Healthcare Reform Not #1 Issue. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy H ealthcare reform will take a back burner position for now. For most of us this should not be surprising in light of the financial crisis and other national issues that ar ... Read on »
EMRs Turn Providers into Cashiers. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy W ith the implementation of electronic medical records and charting programs nurses are slowing changing their vocation from professional healthcare providers to professiona ... Read on »
Tough Talk About Healthcare From Presidential Hopefuls. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy T he punches keep coming from Senator Obama aimed at Senator McCain. In Obama's latest attack he is continuing to focus of McCain's healthcare plan which basically gives a t ... Read on »
Healthcare Standards Differ Based on a Patient's Insurance. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy T he term is called a "wallet biopsy". What is it? It is when your primary care provider or other physician looks at your health insurance first, before they see you or ev ... Read on »
Heathcare Cost vs. Health Benefit. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I read a blog posting by Greg Henry MD that caught my eye recently regarding healthcare costs and the relative heath benefit achieved related to that cost. He brings up sev ... Read on »
Ethics, Chronic Care & Cost Prudence. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy H ospitals care for thousands upon thousands of people with chronic medical conditions. The cost associated with providing chronic care is staggering. In fact the cost of pr ... Read on »
Presidential Hopefuls Ignoring Larger View of Healthcare Reform. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy R ight now taking center stage is the continuing financial saga which has most of us more than just a little worried. However, other domestic issues such as healthcare re ... Read on »