Room For Growth In Doctors Facing The Tough Stuff

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A few weeks ago, STAT News released two closely related opinion pieces. One discussed how doctors need to be more transparent and honest about mistakes and near misses, and another had put forward that they need to be better trained to speak…

What Inpatients Don't Hear Could Make Them Better

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There is a lot of innovation happening in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. It’s a seemingly steady drip of cloud-based solutions, big data, record-keeping systems, endless amounts of AI-powered tech, and more. The big problems…

Custom, Clear Labeling a Key In Preventing Medication Errors

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A disturbing new study points to a dangerous trend: more people are committing medication errors at home, and the trend is rising. The study found that “serious medical outcomes” from self-administered medication errors doubled from 3,065…

Healthcare in 2016: Boundless Opportunities to Make a Difference

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It is one of the most invigorating times to be thinking about, caring about, talking about and working in healthcare. There continues to be great progress for the better, despite the many hurdles, twists and turns along the way. This isn’t…

Music as Precision Medicine

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What do Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famer Peter Gabriel, Grammy-Award-winning alternative artist Annie Clark (St. Vincent), critically acclaimed electronic musician Jon Hopkins and distinguished composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen all have in…

Make Way for More Face Time, Less Screen Time in the Exam Room

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Last month I wrote about it being a “zeitgeist moment” for physician-patient communication. And it is, with everything from healthcare reform to outcomes research reinforcing the centrality of the physician-patient relationship as the “heart…

A “Zeitgeist Moment” for Improving Physician-Patient Communication

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While the debate about drug costs rages on – whether we’re talking about innovative new ones or the more recent trend of turning decades-old, inexpensive drugs into high-priced “specialty drugs” – it is worth considering the value…