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How We Guide Patients Through “The Most Dangerous Periods”

As has been recognized for some time, a recent investigative journalism piece concluded that hospital discharge is one of the most dangerous time periods for patients. 859 more words

The U.S. Health Disadvantage And The Role Of Spending

The U.S. Health Disadvantage And The Role Of Spending

Each week it seems, more evidence emerges regarding the poor health of Americans. We first documented a “U.S.

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International Standard for Patient Outcomes

Michael E. Porter Ph.D. M.B.A., Stefan Larsson, M.D., Ph.D., and Thomas H. Lee, M.D. recently published an article titled ” Standardizing Patient Outcomes Measurement” on NEJM… 1,856 more words


Social Connection and Health

The link between social connection and positive health status has been widely researched and acknowledged. Social networks are the channels through which practical assistance, as well as emotional and psychological support, can be exchanged between individuals  813 more words

Health Promotion

More Health Literacy Facts...

Did you know that individuals  with “…limited health literacy skills are associated with an increase in preventable hospital visits and admissions”?

Or that these same individuals are more likely to have chronic conditions? 31 more words

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Population (Heart) Health

I had a great time at the national meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) this past weekend.  I hadn’t been to “the meetings” in a few years, in part because my professional focus is no longer primarily clinical and well, I never really liked going even when it was. 401 more words

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