Just Read: Fee-For-Service, While Much Maligned, Remains The Dominant Payment Method For Physician Visits

Just Read: Fee-For-Service, While Much Maligned, Remains The Dominant Payment Method For Physician Visits

The title says it all. From the current issue of Health Affairs (@Health_Affairs).

Note that the study looked at actual visits booked by physicians so it doesn’t capture payments made to physicians for patients who didn’t visit.

It can be a confusing world when a health professional is trained and emotionally incented to be rewarded for health but not physically/financially. Continue reading→

MakerDocsDC January Edition

MakerDocsDC January Edition

Just adding this photo here so people can see the progression of MakerDocs. We are going to travel around to the most innovative places in Washington, DC in 2015. Always much to share about how to innovate in health and health care… MakerDocsDC January: Left to Right, Denton Shanks, MD, MPH, Whitney Gray, PhD, LEED … Continue reading MakerDocsDC January Edition

Just Read: Just 6 more seconds of listening needed to elicit the patient’s agenda

Just Read: Just 6 more seconds of listening needed to elicit the patient's agenda

“…asking “Anything else?” repeatedly until a complete agenda has been identified appears to take 6 seconds longer than interviews in which the patient’s agenda is interrupted” Reference: Marvel MK, Epstein RM, Flowers K, Beckman HB. Soliciting the Patient’s Agenda: Have We Improved? Jama. 1999;281(3):283–287 Actually I read this a while ago; I realize I’ve never … Continue reading Just Read: Just 6 more seconds of listening needed to elicit the patient’s agenda

Photo Friday: Change Reality, Talk about Magic, Learn Javascript. MakerDocs DC

Photo Friday: Change Reality, Talk about Magic, Learn Javascript. MakerDocs DC

This week’s photograph is of an almost electric (see the full set of photos below) ignite talk given by Kevin Maloy, MD (@maloykr) , Emergency Room physician and innovator at Medstar Institute for Innovation (@MI2Innovation), where he shows an audience how a simple web page, like, say the one for the Center for Total Health … Continue reading Photo Friday: Change Reality, Talk about Magic, Learn Javascript. MakerDocs DC

Photo Friday: Faces of Innovation

Photo Friday: Faces of Innovation

Left to right: Lesley Levine, MD, John Mattison, MD, Ted Eytan, MD, Tad Funahashi, MD, Kaiser PermanenteView Faces of Innovation 39947 on Flickr.com I took these photographs, except for the one above (I know a better camera when I see it) at Kaiser Permanente’s annual Innovation Retreat hosted by our Executive Vice President and Chief … Continue reading Photo Friday: Faces of Innovation

Doctors, EHRs, and the Patient relationship on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, Washington, DC USA

Doctors, EHRs, and the Patient relationship on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, Washington, DC USA

View The Kojo Nnamdi Show 34265 on Flickr.com It is the decade of the patient, when the local (Washington, DC) affiliate (@Wamu885) hosts a conversation about how electronic health records are affecting the relationship between patients and physicians (You, Your Doctor And A Computer: How Technology Impacts Personal Health Care | The Kojo Nnamdi Show). … Continue reading Doctors, EHRs, and the Patient relationship on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, Washington, DC USA

Continuing my Sustainability Tour: Royal College of Physicians, London – A Brutalist Modern Masterpiece

Continuing my Sustainability Tour: Royal College of Physicians, London - A Brutalist Modern Masterpiece

Rounding out my sustainability tour of England, I got the chance to visit my ancestors, at the gorgeous headquarters of the Royal College of Physicians in London (@RCPLondon). As it says on the web site: Since its foundation in 1518, the RCP has had five headquarters in London. The current Grade I listed building in … Continue reading Continuing my Sustainability Tour: Royal College of Physicians, London – A Brutalist Modern Masterpiece