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Johns Hopkins MBA Bets Future On Ever-Expanding Medical-Industrial Complex

Mike Magee What do you do if you are a highly ranked university, with one of the best nursing, medical and public health schools in the country, and applications for entry into your traditional 2-year MBA program have declined 14% over the past 5 years? Well, the obvious answer is, you go out and hire […]

When Patients Know More Than You Do: The Case For Knowledge Exchange.

Mike Magee The patient-physician relationship is a powerful source of social capital in the U.S. and around the world. In surveys of thousands of doctors and patients between 1998 and 2002, the relationship was viewed as second in importance only to family relationships and far outstripped relationships with religious leaders, employers, and a host of […]

Sending Health Consumers To Medical School: The Key To Efficient, Effective, High Quality Health.

Mike Magee Central to the ongoing debate over the “fiscal cliff” in the United States has been a discussion of the nation’s expanding debt crisis tied mainly to long term commitments to Medicare and Social Security. Of the two, all agree that Medicare commitments, compounded by an aging population, pose the most immediate threat. However, […]

Resetting Our Biases: Entering A New Stage of “Health Enlightenment”

Mike Magee This week, the Washington Post published a lengthy piece focused on Medicare Part D, its history, and how it might be improved.(1) The suggestions – ranging from mining data to requiring diagnostic codes on prescriptions – zeroed in on “better prescribing”. What they missed completely was a simpler strategy with arguably greater benefit […]

Why We Need A Basic Medical Science Curriculum Online For Consumers.

Mike Magee Central to the ongoing debate over the “fiscal cliff” in the United States has been a discussion of the nation’s expanding debt crisis tied mainly to long term commitments to Medicare and Social Security. Of the two, all agree that Medicare commitments, compounded by an aging population, pose the most immediate threat. However, […]

3rd International Society of Advanced Care Planning and End of Life Care Conference

3rd International Society of Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care Conference Chicago, USA, May 31-June 2, 2012. ACPEL’s third annual conference is looking to be one of the most successful yet, with international speakers of a high calibre and industry colleagues congregating from around the world. We encourage you to attend to access […]

The Role of Consumers in Defining Health Professionalism

Mike Magee Here is the question: In a modern preventive and prospective health care system, supported by the relationship between the people and the people caring for the people, should the consumer help define health professionalism and continually assess health professionals performance as defined by this code? In the previous four segments of this deep […]

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