David Longworth, MD

David Longworth, MD

David Longworth, MD, is Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Medicine Institute, Medical Director of Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic and a respected expert in infectious diseases. Under CEO Toby Cosgrove, MD, Dr. Longworth is the team lead for developing and implementing Cleveland Clinic’s healthcare reform strategy.

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4 Reasons You Should Go Digital for Health Records

Tags: e-prescribing, electronic health records, Electronic Medical Records, Future of Healthcare, prescriptions

If you’ve noticed your doctors using tablets in the exam room, don’t fret — they’re not playing games or watching Netflix. They’re using electronic health records, and you get the benefits.


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The 9 Best Ways to Be a Better Patient

Tags: doctor's appointment, Future of Healthcare, patient care, patient experience

You sit passively and let the doctor lecture you. You don’t take notes. You don’t ask questions. Don’t be that patient.


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10 Things You Should Expect From Your Doctor

Tags: doctor's appointment, Future of Healthcare, patient care, patient experience

Don't accept rushed care, a lack of attention or unclear instructions from your doctors. As a patient, you have the right to expect better.


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Busting 4 Myths About Healthcare Reform

Tags: Affordable Care Act, Future of Healthcare, healthcare reform, myths

When debating the future of healthcare, it's important to know the facts.


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Healthcare Reform: 4 Changes That Affect Patients

Tags: Affordable Care Act, Future of Healthcare, healthcare reform, prevention, wellness

It has been more than three years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. Find out a few ways patient care has changed so far.


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What Accountable Care Means for Patients

Tags: accountable care organization, Affordable Care Act, Future of Healthcare, healthcare, healthcare reform

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) offer a new model to keep costs low and improve the quality of care for patients.


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How Is Healthcare Like Football?

Tags: Future of Healthcare, healthcare costs, healthcare reform, patient-centered medical home

Think of a Patient-Centered Medical Home like a football team, where every member has a position to play. They win by working to keep you healthy.


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4 Ways Value-Based Care Will Improve Your Health

Tags: Future of Healthcare, healthcare costs, healthcare reform

You have probably heard a lot of heated debate about the future of healthcare. But what do coming changes really mean for you, the patient?