Five Ways to Tell If Your Physician Is Patient Centered


[tweetmeme source="Healthmessaging" only_single=false] Hint- Being Designated As A Patient Centered Medical Home Is Not One We hear a lot about patient centered care these days.  In particular, a growing number of physicians across the country are now referring to their practices as a Patient Centered Medical Home. But how can you tell if your physician’s […]

Accountable Care and Effective Physician-Patient Communications – You Can’t Have One Without the Other


[tweetmeme source="Healthmessaging" only_single=false]Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) figure prominently in the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.   The concept behind Accountable Care Organizations is that by tying both physician and hospital compensation to outcomes via a bundled fee (say for pneumonia), we can expect to see an improvement in quality and value. In principal accountable […]

What Do Doctors Know About The People In Their Waiting Room? – The Scourge of Unemployment


[tweetmeme source="Healthmessaging" only_single=false]Anyone has ever been down-sized or otherwise lost a job knows the feelings.   Personal loss (social, financial and routine),  self doubt, and in some cases fear of what the future will bring.   Unemployment and its cousin under employment are not subjects that a lot of people are comfortable bringing up in polite conversation…even […]