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