Americans talk about our healthcare “system.” But it’s not really a system at all. It’s a hodgepodge. Here’s how we, in healthcare, can find efficiencies that have worked in other industries.
One out of every three American adults are now obese. While new treatments are underway, will they be enough to prevent American healthcare from being crushed by the massive costs of treating obesity and its consequences?
America, get ready. You’re about to wake up to a whole new world of healthcare. We are moving from a healthcare system of the 1950’s into a model better suited for a population of the 21st century.
Technology has touched every facet of medicine. It’s helped us diagnose, prevent, monitor and treat patients. And we’re only becoming more technologically dependent.
Providing care is a two-way street between a doctor and patient. Working together, you and your doctor get the best results. Follow these 4 tips to live healthier and promote a good partnership with your doctor.
The practice of medicine for tomorrow's physicians will be increasingly dependent on technology -- advancing from today's electronic medical records, robotic surgery, telemedicine and advanced imaging.
There are non-infectious diseases that are destroying millions of lives at this very moment. One of these diseases is preventable; another mostly can be prevented; and the third is completely out of our control and threatens the lives of millions.
Six years ago, Cleveland Clinic got rid of all its employees. We had 40,000 people on our payroll. But as of 2006, we no longer called them “employees.” They became “caregivers.”
Our nation faces two grave challenges: the federal deficit and the rising cost of healthcare. Cleveland Clinic President and CEO, Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, says both can be addressed by improving our collective health.
Why are hospitals and medical centers across America looking for ways to collaborate and consolidate their resources? Because, high volume medical centers can produce better outcomes and provide more effective care.