# Health care
Medical Practices Are Boosting Wages To Maintain Their Workforce, But Is It Sustainable!?
Independent medical practices have been suffering for over a decade. That has resulted from increased administrative burden, patient expectation, and emerging user unreceptive technologies such as Electronic Health Record Systems (EHR). But amid the more recent implementation of value-based reimbursement, the challenges to medical practices have further expanded.
Trauma Care in the Mental Health and Child Protection Systems
I was sitting in the meeting room with a pen in my hand. The psychiatrist was at the helm, with the social worker and nurse manager on either side of me. The patient, a 30-year-old woman with a diagnosis of severe borderline personality disorder, sat across from all of us, bouncing her leg so hard that the table was shaking. I’ll call her *Jane.
Quantum Computing In Medical Practice
Application Of Quantum Computing In Personalizing Healthcare Delivery. The Information Age is a period in the epoch of humanity that revolutionized how we communicate and store our information. It was not until the mid 2oth century epoch we saw a rapid shift from traditional industry handed by the industrial revolution solely in the shape of information technology.
Tennessee Pastors Speak Out in Favor of Inflation Reduction Act
Southern Christian Coalition praises "values" embodied in historic legislation. As the U.S. House of Representatives debates the "Inflation Reduction Act" - a comprehensive climate, health, and tax policy bill, Tennessee pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition praised the measure and the values undergirding the legislation.
Patient Engagement Amidst Modern Challenges
Engaging Patients In Their Care Is A Necessity But Having A Modern Digital Logistics That Ensure Cyber Physical Human Role Balance Is A Must!. Patient engagement is one of the hot topics of discussion among healthcare leaders worldwide. The concept rests on the means of encouraging patients to actively participate in their healthcare, from making decisions to changing behaviors and lifestyles toward a more prolonged and wholesome life.
OPINION: Now is the time to grieve the heartbreak of abortion… and champion life
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the guest author. As I recently welcomed my first grand baby into the world, I was caught by surprise by contrasting emotions of exuberant joy over his birth, followed within weeks by an unearthing and re-cycling of grief related to a “choice” made over four decades ago. Turbulent emotions propelled me to an extended period of reflection, resulting in a deep, eruptive heart-cry for societal healing.
The Next Generation Of Interoperability: From Healthcare Data Silos To A Public Information Marketplace
Interoperability is the form of the interconnectedness of systems and products that facilitates the seamless exchange of information between stakeholders of that system. The broader portrayal of the interoperable network beyond its technical limits expands into social, political, and organizational elements that influence performance within various systems.
Opinion: Should Physicians Take On Some Of The Patient Check-In Burdens?
Sustainable For The Long Term Or Not; Some Physicians Take The Patient Check-In Responsibility On Empathetic Grounds. Not very long ago, I published a short article titled "Digital Patient Clinic check-in for the modern Medical Practice." The idea was to shed some light on today's continually shifting medical practice landscape by focusing on the "stat poll" conducted by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) on May 3rd, 2022.
Republican Senators Change Their Vote, Blocking a Bill to Help Sick Veterans.
After voting to pass same bill in June, 25 Republican Senators abruptly changed their votes, blocking the legislation from passing. Comedian Jon Stewart speaks at a press conference on a bill providing health care to veterans exposed to toxic burn pits.Jennifer Shutt/ States Newsroom)
A Doctor Makes A Medication Mistake
This is a nonfiction recollection of events as experienced by me; used with permission. I have gone to many doctors throughout my life and most of the time they know what they are talking about. However, one of the worst doctors I've ever been to was someone I saw to discuss some medications for blood pressure because I had been testing it and found out it was rather high quite often.
U.S. COVID Deaths Remain Steady Despite New Variant
COVID virus visualization.Fushion Medical Animation / Unsplash. More than two years into the pandemic, scientists and public health officials alike expressed alarm when yet another new variant began to emerge this summer. The variant, BA.5, quickly became the most dominant strain and comprised more than 50% of new cases by early July, according to Yale Medicine. Vaccine producers began working on boosters to address the new variant, and healthcare professionals braced for the worst.
Alabama inmate accuses nursing staff of withholding medical supplies
A video starting to make the rounds on social media and #blacktwitter depicts an inmate complaining about medical mistreatment in prison. The video was posted to the Instagram account of the law firm Maxwell & Tillman with the caption “Alabama prison refusing to give inmate a new colostomy bag. This is heartbreaking but completely normal in our prison system”, the post said.
Digital Patient Clinic Check-In For The Modern Medical Practice
What Does Clinic Check-In Mean To The Millennials And Why?. The operational aspect of a Medical practice has been the target of our recent technological advancement and social mind shifts. Patients’ liberal access to digital information and the role of a system that would reimburse medical practices based on the value of service instead of the number of services provided has significantly disrupted the medical practice landscape.
Woman refuses to allow anyone to go with her to the doctor
** This article is based on nonfiction by actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. Working as a caregiver has prepared me to deal with some of my aging family members. One lady in our family who is nearing 90 is particularly challenging, and we are all at our wit's end from time to time. This woman hates going to the doctor and insists that we drop her off at the clinic door and wait for her in the car.
Tennessee Doctors Decry Blackburn, Hagerty Vote Against Veteran Healthcare
Senators voted against bill that would have provided life-saving care to veterans exposed to toxic chemicals. Tennessee doctors affiliated with the healthcare advocacy group Protect My Care criticized votes by Tennessee Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty on legislation designed to provide access to life saving care to veterans exposed to toxic chemicals in burn pits.
Medical Practice Information Technology Operations
The Top Challenge For Independent Physician Practices In 2022. The increasing administrative burden physicians have been facing for the past decade has created a vacuum of ill afford coping with daily professional tasks. That is mere since, during the last decade, healthcare leaders in the hands of 3rd party payers have doubled down on paying physicians based on their performance instead of the number of services they provide. The last transition to a value-based payment model has prompted many physicians to adopt health information technologies (IT) and practice management solutions. The solutions that influx into the healthcare market vacuum created by the radical transition. Then again, such IT solutions themselves are not flawless.
Healthcare Industry Career Fair on 7/27
The Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) will be having a Healthcare Industry Career Fair at their facility located at 2400 Glenwood Avenue in Joliet on Wednesday, July 27th from 4 PM CST to 6 PM CST.
Nonprofit Hospitals Come Under Fire For Lack of Charity Care, Millions In Tax Breaks
Every year, nonprofit hospitals receive millions of dollars in tax breaks in exchange for the care and medical support they provide to their local communities. However, according to a new Wall Street Journal report, these facilities are not actually as charitable as they are supposed to be. In fact, nonprofit hospitals -- which comprise the majority of hospitals across the United States -- had lower overall charity-care rates than their for-profit competitors.
Minnesota Provides Stimulus Payments To Front-Line Workers
Several states are providing aid to their residents. But many of these benefits are family-focused, for example:. New Relief Proposal For Low-Income New Jersey Families. Florida Families With Kids Will Get A Inflation Relief Check.
Public Worker Health Insurance Rates Jump Next Year
Do you have health insurance? Your rates could jump in 2023. The change all depends on if proposals for rate changes receive approval. The decision for consideration by State Health Benefits Commission will affect thousands. The groups most concerned are public workers, school employees, and early retirees. The rate increases can be as much as 24%. An insurance and benefits broker shared the figures that are up for review. (source)