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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Medical Education, Medical practice, and the Government: a vital interface of health care

Medical Education, Medical practice, and the Government: a vital interface of health care

Last week, I was struck by a comment made during the panel of Electronic Health Records. After expanding upon the many positive changes that EHRs…

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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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Brace for Impact: More Physician Shortages Are Coming

Brace for Impact: More Physician Shortages Are Coming

Physician shortages have been rising in the past several years. Shortages were around 7,400 in 2008, 13,700 in 2010 and 21,400 2012. This trend will…

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Care for the Elderly: What We Can Do to Improve Geriatrics Care

Care for the Elderly: What We Can Do to Improve Geriatrics Care

  Dr. Johnson’s talk on the dilemma in Geriatrics care brings up an issue that people do not like to talk about, because to many…

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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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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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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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