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.

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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 …

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 …

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). …

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 …

Changing Times for LGBT Physicians | Physicians Practice

Changing Times for LGBT Physicians | Physicians Practice. This is an article written by Marisa Torrieri (@maritorri) for Physicians Practice (@PhysiciansPract) based on her passion and interest in including the stories of LGBT physicians in this publication. My story is included as is this quote, that sums it up for me: Today, healthcare organizations such …

Do physicians tweet about environmental stewardship in health care?

Do physicians tweet about environmental stewardship in health care?

More goodness from the MDigitalLife study courtesy of Greg Matthews (@chimoose). I asked him (very nicely) if he would take a look at the database he’s got of 3,200 verified physicians’ 2.1 million tweets for frequencies of environmental / sustainability topics, and here’s what he found. Green docs – Analysis from MDigitalLife Data from Ted …

35% of Americans ask Dr. Google for medical diagnoses (and 70% ask real Dr. first, unchanged since 2002)

35% of Americans ask Dr. Google for medical diagnoses (and 70% ask real Dr. first, unchanged since 2002)

35% of Americans ask Dr. Google for medical diagnoses – As reported in today’s USAToday, as published in Health Online 2013 | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project released today. Another fine piece of internet geology by community colleague Susannah Fox (@susannahfox). Primary source for health information: not much change since 2002 I went …