Elevator buttons as unrecognized sources of bacterial colonization in hospitals
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently an abstract in Open Medicine http://www.openmedicine * noted: “Elevators are ubiquitous and active inside hospitals, potentially facilitating bacterial transmission. The objective of this ...
The Rise of mHealth: 10 Trends
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently Becker Hospital Review http://www.beckershospitalreview.com * noted: “In an era of digitization, healthcare has a stronghold on harnessing innovation and connectivity to advance the field....
Hidden fees mean some patients pay for hospitals they don't use
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Press of Atlantic City article http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com * noted: “Linda Talotta thought it was a mistake when she received two several-hundred-dollar hospital bills in the mail...
When Too Many Options, Too Little Information Cause Healthcare Consumer Paralysis
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Becker Hospital Review article http://www.beckershospitalreview.com * noted: “There's nothing worse for people during changing times than "the paradox of choice," ….. (it) so aptly descr...
BREAKING: Wikipedia Is NOT A Doctor -- And A Study Confirms It
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Huffington Post article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ *noted: “A new study found that many Wikipedia articles about medical conditions contain false information. Here, a mobile device s...
7 Things You Should Know About The Next Big Benefit Change (Reference Pricing)
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Kaiser Health News article http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org * noted: “After getting a green light from the Obama administration earlier this month, more employers may begin to cap what th...
Questions to ask your doctor *
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
• What is likely causing my symptoms? • What are other possible causes? • What kinds of tests do I need? • Is my condition likely temporary or long term (chronic)? • What is the best course of acti...
Teaching doctors when to stop treatment
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Washington Post article http://www.washingtonpost.com * noted an article in Health Affairs by Diane E. Meer, M.D.: “The woman came into the office with her husband, looking totally out o...
Many physicians are wary of bad reviews from disgruntled patients
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Kaiser Health News article http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org * noted: “It's one of the most important services we pick, yet more people are turning to online reviews to pick doctors. To fi...
Long Waits for Doctors' Appointments Have Become the Norm
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com * noted: “ONE small consolation of our high-priced health care system — our $2.7 trillion collective medical bill — has been the notion that...