Jennifer Childs-Roshak, MD, MBA Much has been made of finding the joy in medicine of late as more patients seek care, fewer physicians are trained for primary care and electronic medical record (EMR) systems become more sophisticated. Primary care clinician burnout is at epic proportions. Population health is often hailed as one way to …
There is widespread agreement among policy makers and healthcare providers that patient-centeredness is an imperative moving forward. But how can we operationalize “patient-centered care?”
America is aging. By 2030, 72 million people age 65 and older will live in the United States and the number of >85 year olds will increase dramatically to 19 million by 2050. Though media attention has focused on the burgeoning health needs of our aging population, little attention has been given to the deleterious effects of the health problems of the aged on their adult children.
In my late thirties, when most of my peers were settling into a consistent rhythm of life, I made a decision that prompted many to call my otherwise well-regarded sanity into question.
By Dr Shreya Kangovi Patients of low socioeconomic status (SES) have little input into the design of healthcare delivery. The lack of patient engagement in the design process results in models of care that, at best, are not working for the patients at highest risk. At worst, they are perpetuating disparities.
By Dr Hector Rodriguez All too often, attempts to implement new team-based models of care are met with resistance – “our practice is different, so this won’t work here,” or “our patients are more complicated than other practices, so this won’t work here.”