Universal healthcare professional licensing will enhance quality and lower costs

Universal licensing in lieu of each of the 52 states requiring healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, chiropractors, dentists, physical therapists, et al, to obtain and maintain a license at a cost of several hundreds of dollars every year is not only unnecessarily burdensome and inefficient but likely hindering competition and quality of care in the Read more about Universal healthcare professional licensing will enhance quality and lower costs[…]

Would you see a Doctor at work place?

Several concerns, foremost that of privacy arise almost immediately. Being seen for an episode of flu may not a big deal. But what if the same person also has HIV or drug addiction and will be sharing that information with a clinic at work-place? According to one estimate, 70% of the estimated 14.8 million Americans Read more about Would you see a Doctor at work place?[…]

How Safeway Saved Millions On Healthcare Benefits?

A case in example is the Safeway experiment. In 2011 Safeway Company instituted reference pricing. They told employees that reimbursement for lab testing would be capped at the 60th percentile of regional prices. Any amount beyond that–was on them. What happened to Safeway’s spending on laboratory tests after the policy went into effect, versus the Read more about How Safeway Saved Millions On Healthcare Benefits?[…]

Digital pathology for Cancer diagnosis and personalized recommendations

The Burden of Cancer • Approximately 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes (based on 2010-2012 data). • In 2016, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States and 600,000 people died from the disease. • Worldwide statistics compiled by the Read more about Digital pathology for Cancer diagnosis and personalized recommendations[…]

What is permissible for texting patients? From JAMA…

This review notes that: a) Over half of doctors use text messaging for clinical communications. In reality the use is likely universal. b) The OCR division of HSS which enforces HIPAA, recommends technological neutrality (no security standards or minimum encryption requirements) for electronic communication. c) A set of security standards proposed by the JACHO were Read more about What is permissible for texting patients? From JAMA…[…]

Best Children’s Hospitals 2017-18. Honor Roll.

The 2017-18 rankings were created from data collected through a clinical survey sent to nearly 200 hospitals and a reputational survey sent to about 11,000 doctors who are pediatric specialists. RTI International, a North Carolina-based research and consulting firm that also generates the Best Hospitals rankings, administered both surveys and analyzed the results.More

Closest Thing to a Wonder Drug-The exercise Pill

In a meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal by Stanford professor John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, culled data from more than 300 clinical trials, representing more than 300,000 individual patients. In comparing the effectiveness of exercise with various drug interventions to prevent mortality for patients with coronary heart disease or prediabetes, exercise and drug interventions appeared to have similar effects on mortality. Read more about Closest Thing to a Wonder Drug-The exercise Pill[…]