improving healthcare Archive

3 things Healthcare can teach the Airline Industry

The last few weeks have not made good reading for the airline industry. The United Airlines debacle of the 70-year old passenger being forcibly dragged off the plane garnered world-wide attention, and the latest story out of San Francisco of an American Airlines passenger ...Read More

A 2017 New Year’s wish list for healthcare

Another year passes by. 2017 dawns, and I wanted to thank everyone who reads this blog. I’m always grateful for the readership, cross posting to other sites, and lovely comments I receive from people like you. Appropriately, I was going to write about my ...Read More

A silent epidemic affecting our hospitals

There’s a huge problem we have right now affecting our nations’ hospitals. It’s not a disease you’ve ever heard of before, or something that cutting edge research or treatments are going to solve. It’s a seemingly simple issue that has been lacking in every ...Read More

A job that every physician would run to

Last week’s blog post was about the type of physician that any patient would want. At the core of most of these wishes was a recurring theme. Good communication. Nearly all physicians want to communicate better with their patients and wish they could have ...Read More

A doctor that every patient would want

The practice of medicine has changed dramatically over the last couple of decades, with many of the changes unfortunately not so good for patients. It’s a well-known feeling among healthcare professionals, that among all the new elements of bureaucracy and information technology requirements and ...Read More

Hospital Medicine as a specialty for the future

At the beginning of this month I attended the annual Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) conference in San Diego. This was my fourth time at this particular conference, the first being in 2008 when I was presenting a poster as a final year medical ...Read More