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50 Years Later, the Challenge Continues...

Joyce S. Dubensky | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Joyce S. Dubensky

We have made progress but there is more to do. We ask you and your colleagues to continue to work toward creating the kinds of equal and inclusive workplaces envisioned with the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

How Safety-Net ERs Can Save Health-Care Reform

Andrew G. Lim | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Andrew G. Lim

In the coming years of health-care transition, county-hospital ERs will continue to be the first refuge for America's marginalized and vulnerable populations. They must evolve to become coordinating centers for society's health needs and champions of cost reform.

Obamacare Could Cause Longer Wait Times At ERs

Reuters | SUSAN HEAVEY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People seeking urgent medical could face longer wait times and other challenges as demand increases under Obamacare, U.S. emerg...

Breaking It Down: The Patient Code Status

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Here are a few important and often unrecognized considerations that patients and their families should be aware of when discussing code status with their health care team.

'Inappropriate Use of the ER': An Emergency Physician's Flirtation With the ER

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Policymakers should be aware that even well-informed patients with good access to primary care need the ER. Legislation should aim to increase availability of primary care, but not penalize for use of emergency services.

Jason Cherkis

Mitt Romney Massachusetts Health Care System Inadequacy 'Glaring,' 'Shocking'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the past few months, Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has argued that repealing President Ba...

The Real Face of Health Care Today

Rick Ayers | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Ayers

The Waiting Room is a punch to the gut, an unblinking gaze at the real lives of people cast off and left out of the medical system in the U.S. Shot in cinema verité style, the film takes place entirely in the emergency room at Oakland's Highland Hospital.

Why Medicine Can't Seem to Fix Simple Mistakes

ProPublica | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
ProPublica

NYU's Langone Medical Center sent 12-year-old Rory Staunton, now deceased, home in March and then failed to notify his doctor or family of lab results showing he was suffering from a raging infection.

Millions Insured, But Still Hurting

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2012 | Money

* Health reform gave young adults coverage under parents * 6.6 million young adults newly under parents' plans * But you...

WATCH: Suburban Hospital Debuts Illinois' First Prescription Drug Vending Machine

Posted 11.13.2011 | Chicago

A suburban Chicago hospital will be the first in the state to host a new vending machine that offers 24-hour access to prescription drugs. The vend...

The Startling Cost Of Food Allergies

Posted 07.06.2011 | Home

A new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology calculates that doctor visits, hospital care and lost work days due to food al...

Making Your Customers Wait Can Be An Advantage

Barry Moltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barry Moltz

Some business experts believe that it's good to make customers wait. A line means that your service is in high demand and we feel special when we actually get in!

California Emergency Room Waits Average 274 Minutes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Joanna Lin Patients visiting California emergency departments waited an average of four hours, 34 ...

In Praise of Public Hospitals

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Public hospitals have a bad rap. They're viewed by many as hospitals of last resort, and most patients with private insurance do anything to avoid them.

FDA Considers Regulating Safety of Electronic Health Systems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Fred Schulte and Emma SchwartzHuffington Post Investigative Fund Concerned about potential safety risks in health information technology, the U.S....

New York Emergency Care

Crain's New York Business | Gale Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A new national study shows that New Yorkers were waiting for hours to be seen by doctors even before the fear of H1N1 flu--and actual cases of the dis...

Happy Holidays, New York.

Joan Malin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Malin

Thanks to one stroke of pen by George W. Bush, New Yorkers can no longer go to the Emergency Room and trust that a provider's sole motivation is to give the best care available.