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MON, JAN 30, 2017

In Case You Missed It… Who’s Coordinating Patient Care?

A recently commissioned Harris Poll Survey of seniors found that the majority either relied on themselves or a family member to help them coordinate their care across multiple providers. The survey also found a significant percentage of them saw at least three healthcare providers in the past year.  While the... Read More

TUE, JAN 17, 2017

2016 Just Gone, Not Forgotten in Healthcare

Last year delivered some interesting events and challenges to the healthcare arena. Let’s see, there were the huge “price adjustments” for certain drugs (the EpiPen and an antiparasitic pill), the impending “repeal and replace” of the ACA, and the devastating explosion of opioid drug use and resulting ODs, to name... Read More

TUE, NOV 22, 2016

From LPN to RN to CRNA: Finding Stability and Advancement in a Rewarding Career

In the “gig economy,” long-term stints at one company are no longer the norm—think Uber, Lyft and Airbnb. Whether this new work model is a personal career choice or one resulting from a downsizing or merger, a couple of things are certain: the nature of employment has been changed and... Read More

WED, OCT 26, 2016

Anesthesiology and the Perioperative Surgical Home

In early summer, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the UC Irvine Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care held their Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Summit at which the topics of population health, patient satisfaction, and the per person cost for quality care (collectively, the Triple Aim) held center stage.... Read More

TUE, OCT 18, 2016

MACRA: January 2017 Is Just Around the Corner

Consumers of most products and services are looking for value (quality at low costs) and positive customer experiences. In response, businesses in every sector need to deliver both to be success and to remain competitive. Healthcare is no different. With a go-live date of January 2017, the Medicare Access and CHIP... Read More