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Don't Homogenize Health Care

I recently read a NY Times article on the problems with homogenizing health care in America. There can be much pressure on healthcare providers to present “mandated” treatment, but that can cause much unnecessary complications for the patient. 210 more words

Health Care

Global Health Care -- an edX course

So you think your health system is bad?  There are countries where doctors and nurses leave due to the risk of death (their own), countries where health care workers can’t make enough money to… 575 more words

Medical Errors

Do we have patient engagement backwards?

Blog post by Leonard Kish

We hear a lot about patient engagement, including from me, but have we been getting it backwards? Patients are looking for answers, they’re looking for advice, it’s just that there is too little access, increasing out of pocket costs and too often little ability to “Do It Yourself”, but DIY will become more and more common. 468 more words

Healthcare Leadership

Future Thanks

Blog post by Colin Hung

It’s that time of year for those that live in the US – time for turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, flight delays, football and shopping bargains. 666 more words

Healthcare Leadership

Why should the patient be at the centre?

It seems logical to organise healthcare around the needs of the patient. After all, it is the patient who needs the care, and it is the patient who is – or who should be – at the centre of any decisions that are taken about treatment. 442 more words

Always Abreast Of Advocacy

Special Edition Required Reading: Turning the Tide Against Cancer 2014 National Conference

Great stories are published daily about the impact personalized medicine is having on individual patients, and the medical community as a whole, but it can be a challenge to stay on top of the news. 361 more words

Patient Impact

Care coach can provide guidance along path to wellness

TMC Senior Services is ready to expand opportunities for health improvement through its Volunteer Care Coach program, offering a way for patients with chronic health issues to get some skilled support. 223 more words