Monthly Archives: June 2011

Life, liberty and the pursuit of “healthcare”

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –The Declaration of Independence 4 … Continue reading

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Was a doctor responsible for “The Star Spangled Banner”

There’s a health care twist to the Star Spangled Banner.  I’m betting this is a bit of trivia most of you didn’t know.  Here’s a health care blog with an Independence Day twist… Francis Scott Key was born on August … Continue reading

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Handoff – we’re not too proud to learn from someone else. Are we?

In Practice: Doctors could learn something about medical handoffs from the Navy by Rahul Parikh was an article that ran April 18, 2011 in the Los Angeles Times and the article illustrated a great point that I thought was worth sharing.  The … Continue reading

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State’s gone!

If you’re reading this blog and you’re associated with GVMH you undoubtedly know that state surveyors showed up last Tuesday and hung around until Friday of last week. The surveyors were from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services … Continue reading

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Did you know…

Less than 3 out of every 5 workers in the USA are currently saving money for their future retirement needs. (Employee Benefit Research Institute) More than 1 in every 3 (34.5%) Americans at least age 65 was receiving a monthly … Continue reading

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Where do Missouri Hospitals stack up when it comes to EHRs.

MHA posted the below article on their website this week.  I thought it was timely and provides additional insight to the two posts I did about meaningful use earlier in the week. MHA Reports On Status Of Electronic Health Records … Continue reading

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One shot – don’t screw it up. Engaging Physicians and Meaningful Use

Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment Would you capture it or just let it slip? – “Lose Yourself” by Eminem. OK, I’m not really into song lyrics and … Continue reading

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