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More (or less) Hope and Change (for the worse) In Healthcare: Are Doctor Shortages Really All Due To Training Bottlenecks?

More (or less) Hope and Change (for the worse) In Healthcare: Are Doctor Shortages Really All Due To Training Bottlenecks?

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July 22, 2014

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EDUCATION:

There is no doubt that Affordable Care Act has changed the landscape of medicine in the US. Now, private practice is becoming a thing of the past. Financial pressures, increasing regulatory requirements, electronic medical records and outrageously complex coding systems are forcing long time private physicians to enter into agreements with academic centers and large hospital systems in order to survive.

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Joan Justice, Director Special Projects,
Patient Empowerment Network

Advanced Care Planning: What to Do Now

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July 21, 2014

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Cancer:

This is ultimately an individual and very personal decision. However, family members need to hear and respect your viewpoint, so include them in the conversation early on.

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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Now that’s government waste: $10 billion per year to train the wrong physicians

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July 16, 2014

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POLICY:

Two of my colleagues asked why, given the expected influx of millions of newly insured patients into primary care, and an estimated shortfall of more than 50,000 primary care physicians by 2025, the organization had not identified expansion of primary care training as a financial priority.

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Tracy Granzyk MS, Managing Editor, Educate the Young

Judgment, Fact and Anxiety

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June 28, 2014

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EDUCATION:

During the Resident Patient Safety Summer Camp in Telluride two weeks ago, the group joined in an emotional discussion led by one of our patient advocates, Carole Hemmelgarn, also a graduate and educator for the University of Illinois Medical Center’s MS in Patient Safety Leadership. Carole’s talk centered around communication, and the power words hold within the healthcare environment…

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So Many Heroes Among Us – A Thanks to All Caregivers

So Many Heroes Among Us – A Thanks to All Caregivers

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June 26, 2014

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EDUCATION:

At this year’s Patient Safety Summer Camp, John Nance, a pioneer in aviation safety, spoke about the similarities between aviation and healthcare, highlighting the importance of Teamwork, Effective Communication, Leadership, and the power of Debriefing after all activities.

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FJ’s Journey to Patient-Centered Healthcare

FJ’s Journey to Patient-Centered Healthcare

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June 23, 2014

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EDUCATION:

When her Dad stopped by to congratulate us on our tenth anniversary, and to personally thank us for the patient safety work we do each year in Telluride, he also shared that like many others, healthcare lapses have touched his family as well…

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Fear, Forgiveness and Father’s Day from #TPSER10

Fear, Forgiveness and Father’s Day from #TPSER10

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June 17, 2014

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EDUCATION:

Many times, nothing more needs to be said. A reflective post on the Telluride blog this week from Caitlin Farrell…one of our Telluride Student Scholars who shares the gift of her story with classmates and faculty.

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Robin Berzin MD

Making Happy Doctors a Priority

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June 17, 2014

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Health care professionals, Physician Burnout, Physician wellness:

Robin Berzin MD explores what needs to be done so that we can have happy doctors again. She discusses new practice environments, changes to training, big data, & rewards.

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Tracy Granzyk MS, Managing Editor, Educate the Young

Sharing The Doctors Company Foundation 2014 Award-Winning Essays

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June 3, 2014

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PROVIDERS:

The following excerpts, like our blog posts, hold knowledge and wisdom far beyond the years of the author’s tenure, and are equally reflective of what is needed to provide the full complement of safe, patient-centered care we all want.

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Theodoric of York: On Medical Simulation Training of Olde

Theodoric of York: On Medical Simulation Training of Olde

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May 5, 2014

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EDUCATION:

Whether or not these talented, SNL comedy sketch writers of the 70s knew how close to medical training they might be hitting, we would all like to trust that our own medieval barber of today has a few more practice rounds under his/her belt before taking one’s skills to the streets.

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