With millions of Californians gaining health and dental coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the demand for doctors and other providers is greater than ever. Recent advances in technology have made telehealth an important tool in connecting children to health care providers.
Last week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its annual flagship report on IT, the Global Information Technology Report (GITR). This year's report focuses on the risks and rewards of big data. An astounding number of technology transitions in the past 20 years have enabled millions of connections. The world wide web was just taking off in 1993.
What does health care reform have to do with the futures of primary care and psychiatry? A lot, and most of it is still under our collective radar screen.
Having accurate and timely utilization, cost and outcomes data would allow the physician community to expand the use of new health care delivery and payment models that so many policymakers and thought leaders say are needed.
Thriving involves health and wellness. Huffington suggests that we might all draw more, and benefit, from our innate gifts of wisdom, generosity and kindness. I do believe that most patients want their physicians to thrive. I, for one, want my doctors to be well-rested and content.
While we had some of the world's best doctors and hospitals, they were in many cases off-limits to millions of Americans, many of whom were uninsured because of preexisting conditions that made them "uninsurable" in the eyes of private insurance companies.
We have just begun to scratch the surface of healthcare innovation, solving real problems that can benefit investors and consumers alike.
Not only is it incredibly clear to me that this baby was meant to be, now reflecting on her grandfather's life scare, it is even more apparent that she's here for a reason.
It has everything to do with Obama Derangement Syndrome -- Republican governors who refuse for a variety of cheap political excuses to attach their names to Obamacare. By doing so, they're hurting their own people, including Republican voters by numbers into the hundreds of thousands per state.
Background Over the last few years, the triple aim has taken center stage in health care. Through more effective identification of individuals at high...
It's a stretch to say that Charlene Dill died because Florida Republicans rejected the Medicaid expansion. Dill died because of an untreated heart condition. Even if Florida had expanded its Medicaid program, she might still have died. But access to health care, treatment and medications would have given her a fighting chance.
We don't know how much was in that account. We do know it barely amounted to pocket change for Cerberus, which stands to profit handsomely from the wind-down of World Airways and the sale of assets from a sister airline.
The Affordable Care Act demonstrates an affirmative, proactive step from government for women's access to reproductive health care, but conservatives are bent on moving backwards.
"At least you have your health." That point, of course, is when we face our own health issues -- even if temporary -- and appreciate how all-consuming a broken bone, pinched nerve, chronic allergy, or persistent migraine can be.
Veronica's story illustrates how clinicians can effectively address the social determinants of health by using tools that assess a patient's community and environmental circumstances, as well as by including non-medical providers as part of a health care team.
So, who's up for it? I'm in -- somebody just find us a home. Let's not let some media-driven conventional wisdom deny us a chance to help millions of people hold on to the small slice of a better life they were just now able to reach.