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Richard L. Reece, MD
Speaking Up for Malpractice Reform
This editorial discusses malpractice reform and calls on all physicians to add their voice to the malpractice reform movement by writing letters to local newspapers and addressing community groups.
In-Office Procedures Can Help PCPs Offer More Services, Expert Says
In this interview, John Pfenninger, MD, president and director of the National Procedures Institute, in Midland, Mich., discusses how primary care physicians can do more in-office procedures.
Physicians Become Wary of Litigious Patients
This editorial discusses the detrimental effects medical malpractice lawsuits are having on physician practices, as well as on the choice of specialty medical students are making in their careers.
Report Shows New Limits on Care
This article discusses a study by the Center for Studying Health System Change that looks at ways managed care plans and employers are seeking to control rising health care costs.
‘Retainer’ Model Plan Needs IT, Evidence-Based Support, Says Physician
In this interview, Donald K. Bruce, MD, CEO of MD Information Services (at www.md-is.com), a medical software development company in Pacific Grove, Calif., discusses retainer-model plans, whereby consumers pay physicians a retainer for providing noncovered services.
Studies Show EMRs Have Promise
This editorial discusses how electronic medical records, although a costly investment, can provide the potential for significant savings, increased revenue, improved quality, and better patient care.
Pursuing Perfection to Transform Care
This article discusses how HealthPartners, a family of nonprofit, consumer governed health care organizations, is using the $1.9 million grant it received from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to transform the care process.
Will New Rules Improve the System?
This article discusses the potential impact health care savings accounts could have on the health care system, as well as arguments for and against the widespread use of such accounts.
Young Physicians Choose New Options
This editorial discusses how physicians today are seeking to balance their lifestyle with how they practice medicine.
To Survive, Hospitals Will Need to Develop Partnerships With Physicians
In this article, Daniel K. Zismer, PhD, a principal with Dorsey Health Strategies and a management consultant to hospitals and health systems, discusses the strategies physicians will need in an era of specialty autonomy and specialty-owned facilities.
Report Shows Shortage of Doctors May Be Magnified by “Physician Flight”
This article discusses the results of a survey mailed to physicians age 50 and older who were asked about their attitudes toward medicine and their career plans. Among the results, one that could have a large impact on the health care system is that within three years 17% of physicians between 50 and 65 plan to close their practices to new patients or significantly reduce their workload.
Physicians Are Revitalizing Primary Care
This editorial discusses how some primary care physicians are calling for PCPs to revitalize their profession in an effort to address many of the problems they face in the current volatile health care industry.
E-Systems Help Improve Care
This article discusses how more physician practices are adopting information technology to make their practices more efficient, improve quality of care, and reduce costs.
Specialized Hospitals Spark Debate on Quality
This editorial discusses the increase in the number of specialty hospitals and the debate this trend is triggering, particularly among traditional hospitals, about economic, quality, and risk-sharing health care issues.
Five Developing Trends Offer Physicians More Options in 2004
This article suggests that five trends will affect physicians over the next few years: hospitals will expand capacity; consumer-driven health systems will continue to grow; focused fatories will take market share from acute-care general hospitals; physicians will continue to use new technology to boost productivity; and the shortage of nurses and physicians will boost their salaries.
Physicians, Hospitals Can Share New Ventures
This editorial discusses the advantages of hospital administrators and physicians engaging in collaborative efforts to address the current market dynamics.
Health Systems in Other Countries Offer Strategies for U.S., Author Says
This article discusses many of the arguments proposed in Epidemic of Care, by coauthors George Halvorson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, and George isham, MD, medical director and CHO of HealthPartners, to change the current health care system.
Battles Brewing as Physicians Build Specialty Centers, Consultant Says
In this interview, Daniel Beckham, president of The Beckham Company, a health care consulting firm in Bluffton, S.C., discusses the changing relationships between physicians and hospitals.
The Time Has Come for Pay for Performance
This editorial argues that offering physicians financial rewards for following best practices (pay for performance) may be a way to narrow the quality gaps in the health care system that have been identified in the National Committee for Quality Assurance's annual State of Health Quality report.
Practices That Put Patients First May Have a Competitive Advantage
In this interview, Susan Keane Baker, a pratice management consultant and expert in the role of communicating with patients in physician practices, discusses her ideas on how physicians can improve patient care.