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Quality Improvement

Paper-Centered Care

Mary Barber, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Barber, M.D.

There is a lot of talk in health care today about "patient-centered" care. Sadly, my recent experience with the health care system seems to show that we are more of a paper-centered system of care right now.

It's Time to Jumpstart Quality Improvement Initiatives in Medical Training

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Where quality improvement was once a glimmering idealistic notion conjured up by a few pockets of ambitious doctors, it is fast becoming recognized as a permanent fixture in our nation's medical infrastructure.

The Moneyball Approach to Health Care

James R. Knickman | Posted 12.04.2011 | New York
James R. Knickman

I'm always surprised that some people still buy into the myth that America has the greatest health system in the world. We spend so much money on health care, but those dollars have not translated to good health.

A Rose By Any Other Name

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

I want to stop smelling the basal stipules, pinnate leaflets, hypanthium and achenes. I want to smell the roses.

Survey This!

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

For good or for ill, our entire days have become marathons of "American Idol", reality shows where we are subject to being constantly rated by the audience of our social and professional contacts.