Legally, does your doctor have the right to refuse to treat you?
Beth Carlough, Child Life Manager, and Jackson Cole, one of the designers of the cards, was here to speak with us about the Nemours Help our Kids Holiday Card Program.
We have a major public health problem in this country and it has to do with the overuse of opioid medications.
A patient navigator helps those diagnosed with cancer or other illnesses, navigate the health care system and understand their options.
In recent years, quality has become a buzzword in healthcare. But ‘quality’ is increasingly being linked with saving money, and that might not be best for patients.
Patients should only be admitted to the hospital when they absolutely need to be. Your own home may be a better environment for recovery.
Chris discusses the Supreme Court’s hearings on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage act and debates whether or not hospitals should hire smokers. He talks to Adrian Benepe from the Trust for Public Land, John Lyles, the inventor of the Skull Shaver, gun rights attorney Evan Nappen, and the Brandywine Roller Girls.
When people talk about the changes in healthcare, words like transformation and innovation are thrown around. As a patient, that sounds pretty good. But another word, one that is more foreboding, is also being used – it is disruption.
They are called hospital-based checklists. They can be used to make certain that important steps are not missed in patient care. However, they are not always used in the Operating Room. A new report suggests they should be.
It is called a patient portal. It is a government requirement for doctors and hospitals to distribute records and data from hospital admissions for patients. It sounds good, but it may not be.
The world of medicine is changing and it is happening fast. Don’t look now but if your doctor is not already employed by a hospital, they very well may be soon.
Last week’s storm challenged many hospitals because this was the first time a major storm hit hospitals along the east coast with electronic medical records playing a key role in patient care. There was a backup plan in place.
The meningitis outbreak linked to an injectable steroid is a stern warning for all of us why quality controls in the manufacture and distribution of health care products is so important.
Most hospitals are going to a business model where they employ physicians – a model that could end up costing the hospitals more than in the past.
Dr. Kelly Brown and Dr. Vatsala Ramprasad shared information on sleep apnea and Crozer-Keystone Sleep Centers on Talk Philly.