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Personalized Health Care in 2013: A Status Report on the Impact of Genomics

Ralph Snyderman M.D. Dr. Snyderman, Chancellor Emeritus of Duke University Health System, and champion of personalized and prospective health care, updates his vision and predicts where we are heading next. “As Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University in the latter part of the 1990s, I recognized emerging opportunities to abandon our reactive, sporadic, ‘one […]

Medicare Funded Home Health Care

Steve Landers MD New England Journal of Medicine Feature this week on Home Health Care funding. “Most older Americans want to age in place.1 The Medicare home health benefit is a prominent national policy supporting older Americans at home and provides for visiting nurse and therapist services from home health agencies (HHAs). In 2012, Medicare […]

Steven Landers MD in JAMA: “Payment reform initiatives in the ACA offer opportunities for improving the value of home health care.”

“Payment reform initiatives in the ACA offer opportunities for improving the value of home health care. These include independence at home programs, accountable care organizations, bundled payments, patient-centered medical homes, and readmission reduction initiatives. These approaches incentivize physicians and hospitals to partner with HHAs to avoid unnecessary hospitalization and institutionalization while also avoiding marginal HHA […]

King, Obama and Health Care Reform: Moving From Dream To Action.

Mike Magee “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.(1) This week we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. The promise of that dream – lives lived to their fullest, with purpose, goodness, […]

Eric Dishman Says “Health Care Should Be A Team Sport”: TED Talk

LINK TO TED TALK When Eric Dishman was in college, doctors told him he had 2 to 3 years to live. That was a long time ago. One rectified diagnosis and a transplant later, Dishman puts his personal experience and his expertise as a leading medical tech specialist together to suggest some bold ideas for […]

The Schindler Miconic 10 and Health Care Delivery

Mike Magee This week, at the invitation of Warren Hebert RN, CAE,  an RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow and the CEO of the Home Care Association of Louisiana, I had the honor of addressing the Southwest/Gulf Coast Regional Home Care Conference on the topic of Home-Centered Health Care. Just before the address I inserted a final […]

Empathy: Health Care Is Real – Real People, Real Problems, Real Care

Worth A Look: PRESS HERE

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