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Healthcare Resources?

Healthcare policy often evolves around the allocation of healthcare “resources”.  This is particularly true in the trend towards population management which I view as a large boulder that has just been shoved over the precipice, and is at the top of the hill gaining momentum. 578 more words

Free Market

Why Don’t We Take Better Care Of Our Health Professionals?

It is no secret that the mental health of those in the health professions is alarmingly low. Many doctors struggle with mental illness, including depression… 580 more words

Major Changes in Medicare!

This week the U.S. Senate approved a bill that President Obama signed yesterday which will change how physicians receive payments from Medicare. The purpose of the bill is to have physicians paid based on quality of care rather than strictly the volume of services (i.e. 2,131 more words

Educational Resources

A Controversial Topic- End of Life Cost of Care Reduced in Hospice

End of life treatment and care is a sensitive, although necessary, topic for most. While no one wants to see a loved one having to check into hospice, the truth of the matter is that there are many reasons for doing so. 83 more words

Healthcare Economics

Chasing Population Health

A few years back when the ACO concept was starting to gain traction as a result of the Affordable Care Act’s Shared Savings Program, … 383 more words

Healthcare Reform

April 5, 2015 - Healthcare Strategies from the Battlefield

This week, I read a most inspiring piece by Dr. Robert Pearl about tackling some of the major issues surrounding rural healthcare: accessibility and resource management… 492 more words


Antibiotic Resistance - National Action Plan

On the heels of recent concern for carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, President Obama announced the National Action Plan to reduce antibiotic resistance by 2020. The plan hopes to accomplish this goal through the following means: 218 more words

Infectious Disease