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Edgar Wilson

Edgar Wilson
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Edgar Wilson is an Oregon native writing on trends in health, education, and global affairs. He studied conflict resolution and international relations and has worked in industries ranging from international marketing to broadcast journalism. He is currently working as an independent analytical consultant. He can be reached via email (edgar.t.wilson@gmail.com) or on Twitter @EdgarTwilson, and more of his work viewed through Contently.
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Whose Fault Is It If Work Makes Us Sick?

In the absence of genuine viable alternatives to working, can we charge employers and the systems that create work to pay for our healthcare?
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Who Should be Blamed For The Failings of Healthcare?

In the current atmosphere of blame, distrust, and unreasonable expectations, doctor-patient and student-teacher relationships need to be revisited.
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Adherence Might Be the New Gold Standard for Quality in Healthcare

Stakeholders are looking to patients as key variables in adherence and wondering whether throwing tech at a problem will affect more than just wallets.

Wearables Aren’t Lifesavers, And They Don’t Need To Be

If wearables give providers and patients another way to communicate, engage, and learn from one another, they will advance patient education and be a welcome addition to the continuum of care.

Getting to the Heart of Population Health

It's time to abandon the notion that "personal responsibility" is the solution to every health problem so that the hard work of affecting cultural change can be taken up in earnest.

Good Communication and Results Should Drive Provider Choice

If communication fosters a strong relationship and yields results that satisfy patients, it shouldn't matter if the provider is male, female, doctor or nurse.

Is It Possible to Peg Price to Value in Healthcare?

Although we can learn about pegging price to value from other industries, healthcare requires a unique approach that recognizes its critical role in people's lives.

In Healthcare, High Tech is Not a Substitute for Engagement

High technology may thrill us from time to time with promises, but it is the low technology of interpersonal connections—of speaking, listening, and sharing—that keeps us all going.

Why Health Literacy is the Ultimate Prescription

Just as clinicians are obliged to pursue continuing education, patients, too, need lifelong learning incorporated into their care.
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