healthcare experience Archive

Too many cooks in the kitchen syndrome

There’s a new epidemic sweeping American hospitals, and a cure is desperately needed. It’s highly contagious and causes the sufferer much anxiety and psychological suffering. It also costs the healthcare system millions, if not billions, of dollars a year. You may never have heard ...Read More

The Ultimate Patient Advocate in Your Pocket

Having been an Attending physician for the last several years and practiced medicine up and down the east coast, I’ve witnessed firsthand the daily challenges we face in healthcare, which are surprisingly the same in every hospital I’ve ever worked in. Seeing these issues ...Read More

The discharge paperwork makeover

It could be the title of a new primetime show (maybe it should be): The Great Discharge Paperwork Makeover. Assemble a group of bright and creative minds from across the country and put them together in an exotic location for a week to talk ...Read More

The great things about patient-centered care in America

As part of the increasing push for healthcare quality improvement, a lot of energy is being focused on improving our communication with patients and making sure that patient-centered care is more than just a buzz phrase. Gone are the days when the doctor-patient interaction was a ...Read More

The very real-world limits of patient satisfaction

Everyone involved in healthcare, and particularly hospital care, has witnessed a sea change over the last decade. Things that were never even thought about, let alone formally taught to frontline doctors and nurses, have now come to the forefront. Chief among these is the ...Read More