Archive For The “Doctors and Health Pros” Category

THE TOP 25 LIST OF HOSPITAL MISTAKES?!

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“Hospitals are typically thought of as places where lives are saved, but statistics show they’re actually one of the most dangerous places you could possibly enter. Each day, more than 40,000 harmful and/or lethal medical errors occur, placing the patient in a worse situation than what they came in with. According to a 2013 study, preventable medical…

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See How These Doctors Are Changing Medicine!

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One of the most profound changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act is that it drove thousands of independent doctors to throw in the towel and join large hospital networks. This is particularly true of primary care doctors. As the rules involving medical records, billing codes, and prior authorizations have gotten more complex, physicians find they…

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This Startup Shows How Free Markets Can Reduce Healthcare Costs!

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SOURCE: NY TIMES If you watched the drama in Washington last month, you may have come away with the impression that the American health care system is a hopeless mess. So it is surprising that across the continent from Washington, investors and technology entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley see the American health care system as the…

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Cancer: Too Many Drug Trials- Not Enough Patients

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SOURCE: NY TIMES With the arrival of two revolutionary treatment strategies, immunotherapy and personalized medicine, cancer researchers have found new hope — and a problem that is perhaps unprecedented in medical research. There are too many experimental cancer drugs in too many clinical trials, and not enough patients to test them on. The logjam is…

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For Docs: Bring Back the Joy of Practicing Medicine

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SOURCE: FORBES The ACA is dead, long live the ACA. At a time when it seems that all we hear about in healthcare revolves around the political folly of legislating healthcare, there has been little attention paid to the underlying crisis that threatens access, quality and cost; a workforce that is exhausted, depressed, and clinically,…

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Docs vs. Internet: For the Hearts & Minds of Patients- Who Wins?!

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SOURCE: MEDPAGE TODAY A leading cardiologist has unleashed a blistering attack on “statin denial,” which he calls “an internet-driven cult with deadly consequences.” In an editorial in Annals of Internal Medicine, Steve Nissen (Cleveland Clinic) expressed grave concerns over statistics showing that only 61% of people given a prescription for a statin were adherent at…

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Doctors Know: Medicaid Doesn’t Save Lives- Just Wastes Money

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SOURCE: The Week Medicaid provides health care to 75 million Americans. It’s also a hideously expensive program that is at the center of the raging health-care debate in Washington. Republicans want to scale back the program, and Democrats warn that doing so will cause nothing short of mass death. But that is not a credible—or…

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Medical Researchers Turning to Private Donations

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SOURCE: Houston Chronicle In traditional academic and institutional settings, scientists publish medical discoveries in professional journals, with newspaper headlines raising hopes of sick patients waiting for miracle cures. However, the translation of such discoveries into patient treatment takes an average of 17 years and $2.7 billion, said Mauro Ferrari, president and CEO of the institute….

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What Doctors Are Saying About the Health Freedom Hub

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We partnered with the Health Freedom Hub because……our focus is on delivering an already working health care cost solution that is not dependent on government intervention or hand-outs, but rather on the principles of personal responsibility, individual choice and the power of the free market.  The health care sharing model is to health insurance what Uber…

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Are Electronic Medical Records Part of Agenda-Based Medicine? (AAPS Academic Article)

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AAPS article Electronic Medical Records – See the attached PDF

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