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5 Ways to Stop Being a Passive Patient

Tags: healthcare, healthcare costs, healthcare expenses, healthcare reform, patient care, patient experience

There was a time when many people had long-term relationships with a family doctor – someone who knew them and their families well. Now, it's high time for patients to take an active role in their own healthcare. Here's how.


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As Your Medical Care Advances, Is There a Price?

Tags: healthcare, healthcare costs, healthcare expenses, healthcare reform, innovations

American medicine has made astonishing strides over the past 50 years. This doesn't come cheap, though. While healthcare cost much less 60 years ago, no one is calling for a return to 1950s medicine.


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Healthcare’s Finest Hour: Technology Drives Advances

Tags: Future of Healthcare, healthcare, healthcare costs, healthcare expenses, healthcare reform, medical innovations, patient experience

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.


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The Day of the Passive Patient Is Over

Tags: healthcare, healthcare costs, healthcare expenses, healthcare reform, patient-centered medical healthcare

Healthcare is a team sport. And you – the patient – are the No. 1 draft pick. It’s your body, your health, your life. Why shouldn’t you have a voice – and a strong one – in your own care?


When Caregivers Become Patients

When Caregivers Become Patients (Video)

Tags: caregivers, empathy, healthcare reform, patients, video

Imagine you work in the health care industry: You have the knowledge. You make the rules. Until one day you yourself experience a major health problem. Suddenly, everything changes.


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Medical Cost Control Is a Patriotic Duty

Tags: healthcare, healthcare costs, healthcare expenses, healthcare reform, obamacare

As 2013 winds down, we’re all wondering: What will the government do for healthcare -- and what will healthcare do for the people of the United States.


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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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Taking Expense, Unpredictability Out of Healthcare

Tags: Future of Healthcare, healthcare, healthcare reform

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.


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Electronic Medical Records Transform Patient Care

Tags: electronic health records, Electronic Medical Records, EMR, healthcare reform

When it became possible to digitize medical records, it made life better for patients. The Electronic Medical Record has had far-reaching effects on medicine – driving up access, safety, transparency and quality.


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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.