Medicine: Breeding Grounds for Narcissism

Medicine: Breeding Grounds for Narcissism

http://www.thehealthculture.com/tag/doctorpatient-relationship/ As I reviewed his publications, I came across a synopsis of Dr. John Banja’s book, Medical Errors and Medical Narcissism, and an interview in which…

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Why We Need Better Care Coordination Among Healthcare Providers

Why We Need Better Care Coordination Among Healthcare Providers

With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), now is the perfect time to improve the quality of care coordination in…

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Improving Support for Mental Health Services

Improving Support for Mental Health Services

Over the past few decades, mental health has not received enough financial support.  According to Mark et al. (1), mental health and substance abuse spending…

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Reduction in Health Care Fraud to Reduce Healthcare Expenditure

Reduction in Health Care Fraud to Reduce Healthcare Expenditure

The United States is regularly criticized as having excessively high healthcare expenditure, accounting for 17.2% of the GDP (Markowitz, 2014). It is estimated that three…

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                              Smartphones Changing the Face of Health Care

Smartphones Changing the Face of Health Care

Today, smartphones are used much more than just a simple device to communicate with friends and families. Whether you are downloading a coupon app for…

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Electronic Health Records and the Digitization of Healthcare

Electronic Health Records and the Digitization of Healthcare

Technology has progressed to the point that most facets of industry have been fundamentally changed by the rise of the digital age. With information being…

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The Future of Hospice Care

The Future of Hospice Care

End-of-life care can be incredibly expensive and emotionally draining to both the patient and his/her family. In fact, it could be the highest medical bill…

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Simplifying the American Health Care Equation

Simplifying the American Health Care Equation

An increasingly obvious difficulty entrenched within the modern American health care system is an incredible overabundance of complexity.  Uniformity is far from the solution to…

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Of Rare Diseases and Zebras...

Of Rare Diseases and Zebras…

I will start by saying that rare diseases are a significant player in modern healthcare that are often overlooked or ignored because they are not…

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Primary Care: Suffering For Our Good

Primary Care: Suffering For Our Good

Medical costs now exceed 17% of gross domestic product. With the current fee-for-service healthcare model deemed financially unsustainable and with little control over quality and…

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The ACA Leads to New Challenges for Rural Communities

The ACA Leads to New Challenges for Rural Communities

During Steven Lipstein’s lecture last week, he brought up some interesting points about how the insurance marketplaces have legitimized high premiums and how rural areas…

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The Financial Advantages of Patient-Centered Care

The Financial Advantages of Patient-Centered Care

As healthcare in the United States is changing, many new types of models are being introduced. One of them is focused on patient-centered care. While…

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The New Wall of Separation: Clinic and University

The New Wall of Separation: Clinic and University

  In the Wietech, et. al. article, “Governance of the Academic Health Center: Striking the Balance Between Service and Scholarship,” I read that all university-affiliated…

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Family Caregivers Needed

Family Caregivers Needed

Adults ages 46-56 in the United States are commonly sandwiched between the burdens of taking care of their parents and their children simultaneously (1).  This…

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The role of family-centered care in healthcare reform

The role of family-centered care in healthcare reform

As the need for healthcare reform becomes more pressing in the United States, a number of new concepts and systems have been proposed for implementation….

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The Demands of a Changing Healthcare System Calls for a Change in Medical Education

  After Dr. Robert Gaynes’ presentation informed the class of the historical evolution that led to the medical education system we have today, I began…

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Cost-effectiveness of Mammogram

Cost-effectiveness of Mammogram

Reading about “defensive medicine and “flat of the curve medicine” remind me of an interesting topic I have discussed about from a medical anthropology class:…

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