Coaching in Medicine

Coaching in Medicine

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November 26, 2014

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EDUCATION:

What is it about physicians? The stereotype of the brilliant and bold surgeon who reigns over the operating room whose mantra is “A chance to cut is a chance to cure.” The ever-smiling pediatrician wearing a bowtie with small elephant on his stethoscope. And the pipe-smoking psychiatrist, steeped in Freud and saying little. None of whom listens to anyone without an MD, and often not to them.

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Workplace Wellness Produces No Savings

Workplace Wellness Produces No Savings

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November 25, 2014

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POLICY:

During the last decade, workplace wellness programs have become commonplace in corporate America. The majority of US employers with 50 or more employees now offer the programs. Through a review of the research literature and primary sources, we have found that wellness programs produce a return-on-investment (ROI) of less than 1-to-1 savings to cost.

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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Shared decision-making for lung cancer screening: will it work?

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November 24, 2014

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PROVIDERS:

Shared decision-making is increasingly recommended by screening guidelines, but I worry that these difficult discussions may not actually take place, even if family physicians are paid to initiate them with patients eligible for LDCT screening. Will clinicians merely go through the motions and just order the test?

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Dov Michaeli MD, PhD is author of The Doctor Weighs In (On Everything)

The Neurobiology of Cooperation

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November 23, 2014

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Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Psychology & behavior:

Cooperation is hard-wired in our, and most other mammals’ brains. The reason these species are still around is because they “chose” the winning strategy of cooperation.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Ante Up! Where I’d Place My Healthcare Bets

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November 22, 2014

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Entrepreneurs:

I am fortunate in that I get asked to speak at a lot of events, public and private. It is a great opportunity to hang out with smart people and tell the world my view of how things should be. One of the most common questions I get asked at these events is this: if you were investing in the healthcare world today, where exactly would you be placing your bets?

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Controlling the Costs of Innovation: Let’s Refocus and Remember The Patient

Controlling the Costs of Innovation: Let’s Refocus and Remember The Patient

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November 21, 2014

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Innovation/innovative companies:

The US has always been a place where others from around the world have come to incubate and grow ideas. Now, it appears that innovation must come at a substantial cost–the increasing capital required for drug development as well as taxes on medical device companies only serve to squeeze out the “small guys with big ideas” and limit our ability to continue to produce new, more effective therapies and cures.

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Tracy Granzyk MS, Managing Editor, Educate the Young

Disney and Pixar Understand Patient-Centered Care

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November 20, 2014

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EDUCATION:

If there is any way to get John Lasseter and leadership from Disney or Pixar involved in developing healthcare of the future, I think we might want to consider recruiting their team.

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Mark Winter, CEO, CareSpan

CareSpan: Delivering Primary Care Everywhere

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November 18, 2014

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Global Health, Health 2.0 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

CareSpan’s clinic in the cloud employs state-of-the art telemedicine technology to bring high quality health care to remote areas anywhere in the world.

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November 19 is World Toilet Day

November 19 is World Toilet Day

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November 18, 2014

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Activism, Global Health, Public Health, Salber:

You may not know it, but lack of toilets and open defecation not only contaminates water sources and spreads disease, but it also puts women and girls at risk for sexual assault

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

Brain-to-Brain Communication (Telepathy), Really?

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November 16, 2014

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Cognition & the brain, Faith and religion, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior:

Telepathy was in disrepute until the EEG and the Internet made brain-to-brain communication a reality.

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Sensors Offer New Power to Improve Health

Sensors Offer New Power to Improve Health

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November 15, 2014

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IT:

Enter the modern era of wearables and sensors. Sensor technology is going through a sort of Moore’s law type period, with personal health technologies experiencing exponential improvements.

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Dr. Mehmet Oz

The Best (and Worst) of #OzsInBox

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November 14, 2014

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Medical Ethics, Salber, Social Media:

Twitterverse has been going bonkers over the #OzsInBox tweet. It’s has been lot’s of fun for every one except, I expect, the good Doctor, his producers and his sponsers.

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Bradley Flansbaum, MD

Do Hospital-based Docs Get Sued More?

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November 13, 2014

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POLICY:

As I perused health related articles the last few weeks, I could not help but notice the number of stories with malpractice mentions. Introduce a new wrinkle in how we supply care, summarize a new regulation, or describe a new delivery intervention, and the specter of getting sued follows.

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Daniel Coleman, Medical Student Class of 2017, Georgetown Universit

Medical Education’s Superiority Complex

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November 12, 2014

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EDUCATION:

The current medical school rubric is a relic of the late 1800’s, requiring four years of med school, internship & residency. Every new, shiny improvement ends up being packaged in the same old box

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Infographic:  Recent Trends in Employer-Sponsored Insurance

Infographic: Recent Trends in Employer-Sponsored Insurance

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November 11, 2014

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Health care & health policy, Infographic, INSURANCE, Wellness:

This Visualizing Health Policy infographic takes a look at recent trends in employer-sponsored insurance, including average premium increases for workers with family coverage, the average yearly cost of premiums for single and family coverage and how those costs have increased in the past decade, along with the prevalence of health promotion programs (such as wellness programs) offered by large firms.

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