Physician Retraining to Increase PCP Supply

Physician Retraining to Increase PCP Supply

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April 24, 2015

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Innovation/innovative companies:

Physician Retraining & Reentry has >70 students, 20 more in the pipeline, 7 approaching completion & 13 graduates who are either employed or pursuing jobs.

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

Next in the Cost Curve: Rising Prices for Old Proven Drugs?

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April 23, 2015

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Costs, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, POLICY:

I imagine there is some good reason for the FDA’s unapproved drug regulations, but it is hard to imagine that no one in the federal government understood the potential cost impacts of this policy direction.

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Donate Airline Miles to Make-A-Wish Come True

Donate Airline Miles to Make-A-Wish Come True

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April 22, 2015

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Family and kids, Salber:

The Give Wishes Wings campaign encourages travelers to donate airline miles to Make-A-Wish to help make wishes that involve travel possible.

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Physician Misery and “The Joy of Medicine Challenge”

Physician Misery and “The Joy of Medicine Challenge”

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April 22, 2015

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Challenges, Health care professionals, Physician Burnout, Physician Satisfaction:

Joy of Medicine Challenge. This is an online competition that asks for physicians to submit their ideas – any ideas – about how to bring back the passion for medicine.

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Auguste Rodin.
 Le Penseur (The Thinker)

What is Consciousness?

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April 21, 2015

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

We humans are conscious of our existence. We are capable of looking at ourselves as outside observers. Other animals simply cannot do that—which begs the really difficult question: What is consciousness?

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How Much Money Do US Doctors Make?

How Much Money Do US Doctors Make?

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April 21, 2015

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Health care professionals, Physician reimbursement, Salber:

The 2015 Medscape Physician Compensation Survey answers the question “how much money do US doctors make,” inclduing who makes it and for what

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Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

Reform of Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate: Be Careful What You Wish For

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April 20, 2015

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POLICY:

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 law attempted to use the SGR to substitute medical inflation with general inflation adjustments to the Medicare physician fee schedule. Since the costs of CAT scans have risen faster than cat food, Congress periodically had to pass catch-up “fixes.”

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A Breakthrough in Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

A Breakthrough in Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

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April 19, 2015

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Digital health, Innovation/innovative companies, Patient Safety, Wireless Health:

The Leaf Patient Monitoring System is a new, wearable, wireless technology offers the first breakthrough in the prevention of pressure ulcers in decades.

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The Rise of the Machine: How Hospital/Practice Admins Have Assumed Control

The Rise of the Machine: How Hospital/Practice Admins Have Assumed Control

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April 18, 2015

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PROVIDERS, SYSTEMS:

Administrators have evolved into the overlords of medical practice and are now dictating how and when and where physicians and other healthcare providers work. Most of these administrative overlords have zero relevant clinical knowledge or experience.

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ONC on Health Info Blocking: A Solid Double, But NOT A Home Run

ONC on Health Info Blocking: A Solid Double, But NOT A Home Run

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April 17, 2015

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IT, POLICY, PROVIDERS:

The ONC report is an admission, once and for all, that the major problems of interoperability and blocking are much more attributable to business practices than to lack of technology and standards. The report is bringing sorely needed attention to the long standing problem of information blocking by EHR vendors and their customers.

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