Let's Take a Look at Taiwan's Health Care System

Let’s Take a Look at Taiwan’s Health Care System

While preparing for my presentation on comparing health care systems, I was surprised by the current status of healthcare systems in various countries. Taiwan, especially,…

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From Behind Bars to Better Care: What the ACA Can Do

From Behind Bars to Better Care: What the ACA Can Do

The US has a total of 3300 country and local jails, which in 2012 provided mandatory health services to over 11 million people (Bachelli et…

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Closing Health Disparities with the ACA

Closing Health Disparities with the ACA

Inequalities in healthcare arise when there is unequal access or quality of care for different sectors of the population. These health disparities cut along lines…

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 Social Determinants of Health – A Struggle for Equity

Social Determinants of Health – A Struggle for Equity

Our latest discussion on social determinants of health with Dr. Jada Bussey-Jones was very dear to me. I previously took a global health class during…

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Academic Health Centers (AHC) and Family Medicine Change the Way Hospitals Do Business

Academic Health Centers (AHC) and Family Medicine Change the Way Hospitals Do Business

Dr. Fred Sanflippo’s presentation on Academic Health Centers (AHC) provided a deeper insight on the alignment, innovation, and structure behind AHC models in our country….

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Avoiding Errors and Reducing Waste:  Toyota’s Lean Production System in Healthcare Delivery

Avoiding Errors and Reducing Waste: Toyota’s Lean Production System in Healthcare Delivery

When dealing with national healthcare expenditures, a great part of the goal of controlling spending is curbing its increasing slope while improving patient outcomes. It…

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Why Palliative Care is the Epitome of Healthcare Reform

Why Palliative Care is the Epitome of Healthcare Reform

           As lawmakers and healthcare administrators work tirelessly to decrease healthcare costs, increase quality of care, and make our overall healthcare…

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Care for a Dying Patient

Care for a Dying Patient

As our country tries to decrease the cost of healthcare, we must appreciate the extreme cost of dying in America. According to Atul Gawande,  “twenty-five…

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Extended to Mid-April

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Extended to Mid-April

    On Tuesday March 25th, the Obamacare administration announced that the Health plan enrollment would be extended to mid-April for those who have already…

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What Does ACA Mean to Safety-net Hospitals

What Does ACA Mean to Safety-net Hospitals

Safety net hospitals (Also called Disproportionate Share Hospitals) are healthcare facilities that provide a disproportionate amount of care to vulnerable populations, usually include patients who…

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How Far Behind Canada?

How Far Behind Canada?

After learning about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in class last week, I was intrigued to learn more about the conditions that motivated this reform. …

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Improving Health Outcomes with Evidence-based Design

Improving Health Outcomes with Evidence-based Design

Last week while Ted Johnson was talking to us about care for the geriatric population he also shared a personal story with us about the…

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Vulnerable Veterans: PTSD’s Rising Toll on Our Troops

Vulnerable Veterans: PTSD’s Rising Toll on Our Troops

Years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have highlighted the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other anxiety disorders affecting our veterans and fighting…

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What's Up Georgia? Expansion or No Expansion?

What’s Up Georgia? Expansion or No Expansion?

    After Dr. Leon Haley’s presentation on Georgia’s indigence population, I wanted to learn more about Georgia’s decision to not expand Medicaid and its…

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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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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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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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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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