Tag Archives: physicians perspective

Don’t Ease Resident Work Hour Restrictions

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education will vote in February on a new proposal to loosen restrictions on resident duty hours. How can it be anything other than reckless for physicians at any level to work more than 24 or even 16 consecutive hours?

February 27, 2017

First, Do No Harm: A Physician Secretary Of HHS And The Reach Of Hippocrates

If the U.S. Senate confirms the nomination of Representative Tom Price to serve as the 23rd U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) he will be only the third physician to lead that department since its formation in 1953.

January 17, 2017

A Vote To Reimagine Residency

We need to use the collective voice, imagination, and energy of physicians to serve as a bulwark against the changes to come.

December 13, 2016

Health Technology And Human Touch Need Not Be At Odds

As physicians, I think we can all agree that we desperately need to restore and maximize human touch in medicine. When technology helps us achieve that, we should embrace it.

November 15, 2016

How Solid Is The Primary Care Foundation Of The Medical Home?

MACRA identified the PCMH model as a presumptively qualifying Alternative Payment Model that would give physicians higher payments. A recently completed a study examines the interaction of advanced primary care practices and ACOs. This blog derives from the authors' review of the literature on...

March 25, 2016

The Curious Case Of The Docs Versus The Glocks: Firearms, The First Amendment, And Physician Speech

A Symposium On Health Law. On February 3, 2016 the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit agreed to rehear the appeal in Wollschlaeger v. Florida, vacating a decision issued last December by a three-judge panel which had replaced two of its own prior opinions.

March 9, 2016

Health Affairs March Issue: The Evolving Landscape Of Physician Practice

The March issue of Health Affairs explores public and private measures for reporting quality data in the health care system. The issue also contains several studies pertaining to value in the health care system, including collection and tracking of quality data, hospital participation in...

March 7, 2016

Accountable Health Communities And Expanding Our Definition Of Health Care

The CMS Innovation Center recently announced a pilot which recognizes "social co-morbidities" to address the gap in the current delivery system by funding interventions that connects patients with the resources they need to be healthy.

March 2, 2016