doctor patient communication Archive

Golden communication tips for doctors

It’s something that’s not taught anywhere near enough as it should be in medical school, but every practicing physician quickly realizes that communication is everything in healthcare. It’s the foundation of the doctor-patient relationship, and what patients will judge you on. Sure, doctors are ...Read More

What a Doctors’ Independence Day would Celebrate

As the country celebrates another July 4th and we spend time with family and friends, enjoy the (hopefully) beautiful warm weather, it’s important we also take a moment to reflect on what a huge event in world history the Declaration of Independence was. For ...Read More

Improving communication in healthcare

Being a physician, or working in healthcare in general, is about as much of a social and personable job as one can get. This is something that’s sadly not taught adequately in medical school to future doctors. Even during a typical physician’s career, there ...Read More

Healthcare IT: Have we now reached a critical mass?

One of the topics I’ve written most about on this blog has been our woes with inefficient and cumbersome electronic medical records (EMRs). I started writing about this subject at least three years ago, because it’s one of the issues I feel most passionate ...Read More

The awesome human factor

Last Friday I watched the movie Sully. It was the first time I’d ever watched a movie on its actual release date. Knowing what a legendary actor Tom Hanks is, and what a fascinating and near-tragic story unfolded on January 15 2009, I felt ...Read More

What has become of these marvelous doctors?

One of the topics that I write most about on this blog is the interaction of healthcare information technology with frontline clinical medicine, which I believe to be among the most critical issues facing the practice of medicine at the moment. With statistics now ...Read More