A dubious healthcare app raises FDA regulatory questions
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Modern Health Care article http://www.modernhealthcare.com * noted:”Industry website iMedicalApps has uncovered a medical app with a tenuous relationship to accuracy: One that purports t...
The Latest In Medical Convenience: ER Appointments
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Kaiser Health News article http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org * noted: “Scott Paul knew he needed to head to the emergency room on a recent Sunday after his foot became so painful he couldn...
HealthCare.gov site stumps 'highly educated' millennials. Here's why
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Los Angeles Times article http://www.latimes.com * noted: “President Obama famously told doubters that they could use the government’s health insurance site to pick a health plan ‘the sa...
EBM Questions to ask your doctor *
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
Here are some questions that might help you weigh up the information you find in the media or on the Internet about treatments. You could show these questions to your doctor. • How could this treat...
The Illogic of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a New York Times op-ed http://www.nytimes.com * by Uwe W. Reinhart started:”Imagine yourself in a bar where a pickpocket takes money out of your wallet and with it buys you a glass of char...
Hospital Outpatient Prices Much Higher Than Independent Physicians
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Becker Hospital Review article http://www.beckershospitalreview.com *noted: “A recent study published by the National Institute for Health Care Reform has found hospital outpatient price...
New York State medical database aids doctors, patients
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Buffalo News article http://www.buffalonews.com * noted: “New York is quietly building one of the nation’s largest computer databases of medical records, a system that when finished will...
No Practicing on Patients: New Docs Get Boot Camp
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 162 162 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently an ABC News story http://abcnews.go.com * noted: “First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers' bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or ...
Patients Lose When Doctors Can't Do Good Physical Exams
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Kaiser Health News article http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org * noted: “Doctors at a Northern California hospital, concerned that a 40-year-old woman with sky-high blood pressure and confus...
Physicians take on telemedicine to bolster care delivery
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently an article in AMA Wire http://www.ama-assn.org * noted: “ Recognizing the ability of telemedicine to improve access to care, increase care coordination and quality, and reduce growth in he...