February 2017

Why Do We Have Medical Malpractice?

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Medical malpractice is an expensive proposition. Although the numbers are debated, defensive medicine adds billions to the total cost of care for all Americans. Presumably malpractice was implemented to make patients safer, but, at least in the eyes of the medical community, that is not always the outcome. Jeff Campbell, an experienced attorney in this area, discusses the space.

January 2017

Friend or Foe- Will Computers Replace or Assist Radiologists?

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Over the last century, factory workers have been displaced by automation and technology. Now computers threaten doctors and radiologists specifically. Eliot Siegel discusses whether computers are friend or foe for the future of physicians.

The Patient As Captain Of Their Own Ship- After Quadriplegia.

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Sheila Pitt is an Art Professor, and my mother. After a horse accident, she is also a quadriplegic. Many physicians, including me, believe to solve the healthcare crisis patients need to be partners, captains of their own ship. My mother discusses her journey.

December 2016

Where’s My CT? A Conversation with Dr. Eliot Siegel

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All to often a patient's CT or MRI is not available on a follow up appointment. Given imaging has been digital for a 1/4 century, this seems absurd. Dr. Siegel, the first physician to have a fully filmless department in the world, reviews the history of imaging and some of the barriers to imaging access.

How is Philips Viewing Value Based Care?- A Conversation with Cheryl Iodice, Chief Marketing Officer at Philips

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Given it's size, Philips Healthcare has the opportunity transform how healthcare (wellness) is provided in America and across the world. Cheryl Iodice, Philips's Chief Marketing Officer, offers some perspectives in this interview.

November 2016

Sr. Margaret McBride Views on End of Life-Part 2

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In part 1 Sr. McBride discussed being ex-communicated for her role in allowing an abortion to save the life of a mother. Part 2 reviews her views of end of life. The Catholic Church holds all life is sacred. However, with all our tools to prolong life, modern medicine can test this tenet. Sr. McBride talks about how she works to bring her core values to the bedside as a Nun and hospital administrator.

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