[podcast] 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.
Will Hospitals Transition to Value? Yes For Some, But Not For All.
[podcast] The transition from the current pay as you go, fee for service model to value based care delivery will not be without casualties. Many hospitals may not survive. Dr. Keith Marton, former Chief Medical and Quality Officer for Providence Health offers some thoughts on the coming changes in healthcare.
Dr. Robert Spetzler, Director of the Barrow Neurological Institute, Reflections on His Career
[podcast]In 1983 Dr. Robert Spetzler came to the Barrow Neurological Institute. Over the next 30+ years Dr. Spetzler (and importantly with his team) built the premier neurosurgery program. In that time Dr. Spetzler authored over 700 publications, authored or co-authored 270 book chapters and 20 books. The BNI now has the largest neurosurgical residency in the US and a BNI alumni is now on staff at half of the university programs in the US with many others alumni providing leadership around the world. Retiring in June of 2017, Dr. Spetzler reflections on his career and offers perspectives on building a center of excellence.
PodCast- Alexis Gilroy, A Leading Telehealth Attorney, On the Changing Innovation Landscape
[podcast] Alexis Gilroy is a lawyer based in Washington D.C. and a partner for Jones Day. She is a nationally recognized expert specializing in healthcare and technology. She has a particular expertise in telemedicine and “compact” legislation, the evolving process for physicians to care for patients across state lines. She offers her perspectives on the innovation and the changing legal requirements.
Podcast: Healthcare PittStop, Curating Conversations for Better Care
[podcast]Several years ago I started blogging, hoping to offer my perspective on some common healthcare problems. Although this platform has proven useful (and I will continue to blog), today I am launching Healthcare PittStop. This new endeavor is intended to be not a one-way vehicle but a forum for conversation, a place where I can stitch together the disparate pieces of my journey through healthcare while fielding views from other stakeholders in the field.
American Healthcare’s Addiction-The Quick Fix: Pills Versus the Durable Cure
I have a new least favorite commercial. If you watched the Super Bowl last year you might have seen it. The segment shows a man suffering from OIC (opiate induced constipation) and suggests he ask his doctor for help. Here is the catch. The ad, costing millions of dollars a minute, sells a treatment for […]