Tag Archives: Care

More Patients Turning to ‘Direct Primary Care’

Josh Umbehr, MD, CEO, AtlasMD, Wichita, KS. Jeffrey S. Gold, MD, founder, Gold Direct Care, Marblehead, MA. Jeffrey S. Puglisi, MD, founding partner, Glenville Medical Concierge Care, Greenwich, CT. Thomas W. LaGrelius, MD, founder Skypark Preferred Concierge Care, Torrance, CA. Kevin Boyd, Wichita, KS. Mick Lowderman. Mike Scheidt, Wichita, KS. Laurianne Bourque, 42, who works… Read More »

Accessing medical records improves patient care, but only 10% of patients do so

Despite the numerous benefits associated with patients accessing their medical records, a study published in Health Affairs found only 10% of patients utilize the resource. Researchers expected to find inequities in use and access — in theory, driven by existing digital disparities, those who don’t use English as a first-language or communities without access to… Read More »

What a Companywide Book Club Could Do for Health Care Systems – Harvard Business Review

Executive Summary Evolving the culture is difficult in any organization, but it’s a particular challenge in health care where change comes slowly, if at all. Novant Health, a North Carolina-based network of 15 medical centers, uses a shared reading program to shape the culture. The system-wide free-book program invites staff at all levels and in… Read More »

Inequalities in heart attack care ‘costing women’s lives’

Women who suffer heart attacks are dying needlessly because they fail to recognise their symptoms and receive poorer care than men. says a British Heart Foundation report. Over 10 years, more than 8,000 women in England and Wales died unnecessarily after a heart attack, it found. Experts say there are inequalities in diagnosis, treatment and… Read More »