What is one thing that separates good doctors from great ones?

What makes a good doctor or, for that matter, a great one? Most patients want physicians who are excellent clinicians and diagnosticians. But we also want doctors who are caring, empathetic and maybe even telepathic — doctors who seem to know intuitively what we need without any awkward discussion of sensitive issues. After all, patients […]

What Is Hand, Foot, And Mouth Disease? West Virginia University Postpones Fan Day

There have been reports of hand, foot, and mouth disease outbreaks in Indiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. And it has sidelined 2 major league baseball players, the New York Mets’ Noah Syndergaard and the New York Yankees’ J.A. Happ.

Is The Blockchain Failing Corporates?

The Blockchain is a difficult beast to get into corporations but will that always be the case?

Expect More Ads Ripping Republicans On Pre-Existing Conditions

Democrats’ new campaign ads blast Republicans who want to strip patient protections from Americans with pre-existing conditions.

Why Hospitals Are Getting Into The Real Estate Business

These days hospitals are looking for ways to improve health in their communities to prevent illness and control costs. One hospital in Ohio decided that health might start with affordable housing.

Live like a medical student, invest like a professional

If money is the root of all evil, what does that make debt? Evil’s ugly big brother. A report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) revealed that over 86 percent of medical graduates carry an educational debt principal of over $160,000, with a significant number of graduates reporting debt totaling over $350,000. In […]

Fight burnout by following your fear

Three years ago, I left the only path I had ever known to pursue uncertainty on the other side of the world. But let me back up. In July of 2011, five years into my career as an academic hospitalist, the residency work hours changed. Although the intent was obviously to benefit the well-being of […]

Fight burnout by following your fear

Three years ago, I left the only path I had ever known to pursue uncertainty on the other side of the world. But let me back up. In July of 2011, five years into my career as an academic hospitalist, the residency work hours changed. Although the intent was obviously to benefit the well-being of […]

5 Secrets For Breaking Into India’s Booming Market

It’s time tech entrepreneurs discovered the Indian market.

I didn’t become a physician to do data entry

The trouble began when I needed to open the electronic health record (EHR) system for the tenth time that day. EHRs have significantly changed the way we practice medicine. They have completely eliminated the need for storage and transport of paper charts, reduced prescription errors secondary to illegible handwritings of physicians and provided an excellent […]

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