Humanity got a wonderful gift between 1990 and 2013 -- six years of extra life. Those born in 2013 can look forward to a 71st birthday. That’s an enormous leap.
We think of the Armed Forces as our nation’s powerful defenders, but they often have expertise in finance, administration, mechanics and computers -- skills that translate into civilian careers, especially in healthcare.
If you choose a high-deductible plan, or your employer chooses to move to these types of plans, there are ways to make sure you don’t neglect your care — no matter what your coverage is.
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.
Your doctor knows your health condition, but only you know your opinions and preferences. Make your voice heard.
While it took us a while to get to this point, this new world of healthcare will be better for all of us. Patients, doctors, and the people who pay for healthcare services all will benefit.
You sit passively and let the doctor lecture you. You don’t take notes. You don’t ask questions. Don’t be that patient.
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.
To find out which breakthroughs are set to reshape healthcare in the coming year, Cleveland Clinic asked 100 of its top experts — people who focus on patient care very day.