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Joyce and Mike speak with Dr. Joshua Seidman about the concept of "Meaningful Use" in healthcare and how it can be used along with electronic health records (EHR) to improve patient care.
Dr. Seidman is Vice President in charge of Payment and Delivery Reform at Avalere Health. He is also the Immediate Past President of the Society for Participatory Medicine.
Previouslyt, Seidman was the Director of Meaningful Use at the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. At ONC, Dr. Seidman guided development of resources that helped providers become meaningful users of HIT, and helped to evolve meaningful use practice and policy. During nearly two decades in health care, Seidman has focused on: quality measurement and improvement; the intersection of e-health and health services research; and structuring consumer e-health interventions to support improved health behaviors and informed decision making.
Before that, Seidman was the founding President of the Center for Information Therapy, which advanced the practice and science of delivering tailored information to consumers to help them make better health decisions and lead healthier lives. At the IxCenter, Seidman focused on stimulating innovation, diffusing best practices, and evangelizing for a patient-centered orientation to implementation of HIT applications.
See also e-patients.net and http://participatorymedicine.org
Dr. Jeffrey Singer: The ongoing debate over ObamaCare has obscured another important example of government meddling in medicine. Starting this year, physicians like myself who treat Medicare patients must adopt electronic health records, known as EHRs, which are digital versions of a patient’s paper charts. If doctors do not comply, our reimbursement rates will be cut by 1%, rising to a maximum of 5% by the end of the decade…I am an unwilling participant in this program. In my experience, EHRs harm my patients more than they help.
Dr. Singer practices general surgery in Phoenix and is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute.
Tags: Dr Jeffrey Singer, Obamacare, electronic health records, EHRs, digital, reimbursement, patient
In order to maintain privacy and confidentiality, there are rules of access to Electronic Health Records (EHR) that can sometimes present barriers to delivering the best care.
Tracy Zervakis and her daughter recently had quite an adventure trying to get the right medicine at the right time, and ran into several roadblocks imposed by the access rules around EHR at her hospital.
While it sounds like a good idea to restrict access to those with a "need to know," in practice it sometimes get in the way. Perhaps we need to re-think those rules, not only for the events in a peaceful day at the office, but also in an emergency.
Joyce and Mike speak with Tracy about her adventure and about ideas for improving the flow of medical information to patients, to emergency personnel, and to all those who really do "need to know" in order to deliver the right care at the right time.
Rear Admiral Gregory A. Timberlake is the Assistant Deputy Surgeon General for Total Force Integration and Director of the Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs Interagency Program Office (DoD/VA IPO). RADM Timberlake will be sharing information on electronic health records that are part of the DoD/VA IPO. The appearance of advertising on this Web site, does not constitute endorsement by the DOD, of the products or services advertised on this site.
One of the keys for good health is a healthy digestive system. Digestive complaints cost Americans $50 billion each year in medical bills and absence from work. It is fairly easy to correct. Tune in and find out how. Most people, including doctors, don't know that digestive problems can lead to allergies, autoimmune diseases, depression, fatigue, and even ADHD. Your digestive tract is THE KEY to whole body health. It is the first place I start when working with people.
You'll learn why one of the top OTC and prescription medication is interferring with your bodies ability to digest and absorb nutrients and doesn't really solve the problem your taking it for in the first place.
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Is your heart something pumping in your chest that you always count on but never really give it much thought? Do you know what affects your heart health? Perhaps the best thing for you is to not worry until you hit the wall and then they can 'fix you up'? Why wait and take the chance that your body can come back from a significant heart event? Are you will to take that chance?
Dr. Jack Wolfson, author of The Paleo Cardiologist will share practical solutions to cardiovascular health by nutrition, chemical avoidance, sleep, relaxation and supplements. He has a top 20 list for blood tests you need to know and supplements you need to take. Dr. Jack is the heart expert in finding the root cause of heart disease and working to improve your over all health.
Dr. Heather Wolfson is a chiropractor and health advocate who believes the structure of your body to 'work with ease' and the awareness of toxins and dangerous chemicals are top on the list for heart health. For overall health she stresses: awareness, avoidance and removal of toxins to lessen the burden on our body to perform.
For more information visit: www.TheDrsWolfson.com
SHALOM HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Apostle Loretta Williams is a Motivational Speaker and Teacher who will be sharing information that is essential and vital to our physical (body) welfare which will also include the benefits of nutritious meals, herbs and spices and various foods that provide protein and vitamins that are good for our bodies. We will learn more on how to stabilize our mental and psychological (the mind and our thoughts) and dealing with our emotions (how we feel). Occasionally she will have guests who are health specialist or advocates who can enlighten us further, so we can learn as much as possible about maintaining good health and enabling us through their knowledge and expertise to live better and fulfilling lives so we can be happy!
Today’s Lesson Topic: Methods of Meditation-Calming the Storms of Life
SCRIPTURE TOPIC: (3 John 1:2) Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Read and Learn more about Shalom Health and Wellness on the Oasis World Wide News Publication at www.oasisnewspublication.com/id79.html
Susun Weed answers your health questions followed by an informative minute interview with real people making change. Empower Yourself the Wise Woman Way. Call in or listen online. get answers to your questions about herbs, herbalism, healing, health, diet, nutrition, natural remedies, alternative medicine, wild crafting, folk remedies, nature, meditation, menopause, childbearing, cancer prevention, general health care, disease prevention, spirit healing, energy healing, Reiki, yoga, and much more... general wellbeing the wise woman way, Susun Weed has been a health expert for five decades, she is the author of the Wise Woman Herbal Series and she is an international speaker on the topics of health, healing, wellbeing and disease prevention. Listen in to hear her opinions on raw foods, veganism, fasting, juicing, colonics, supplements, vitamins, detoxing, vegetarianism, paleo, gluten free and other fads.. Energize yourself as you lean about Susun's personal faith in nature and natural healing the Wise Woman Way.
this episode Q7A includes:
• comfrey leaf infusion and honey for skin and hair..
• dangers of essential oils..
• fungal infections on people and plants- horsetail infusion..
• harvesting nettles and making nettle soup..
• harvest violet leaves in September after reproduction..
• high blood pressure...
• what's the problem with the problem?
• anti-fungal drugs are known for causing liver failure in healthy adults..
• how fast does the liver process one dropperful of alcohol tincture? 120 seconds!
• endometriosis- lots of info!
• paleo diet..
On Wednesday’s Small Changes Big Shifts host Dr. Michelle Robin will talk to Dr. Katherine Sofia Cole. Dr. Cole has devoted her career to comprehensively improving people's emotional and physical lives. Later in the show you’ll meet Jeanne Johnson, Senior Partner Sales Executive with the Microsoft Corporation. Jeanne met Dr. Robin in 2009 immediately after the sale of her successful technology business. Just prior to the sale of her company, she had been a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Kansas City, received an award in the White House, and had started up several other technology businesses. On the surface, Jeanne was living the American dream, but the truth was that she had constant joint pain, weight gain, poor sleep, and bouts with anxiety. Jeanne will share her path to wellness and recovery on this episode of Small Changes Big Shifts.
Learn more about the show's host online at: http://www.drmichellerobin.com/
Listen to the "Older and Active" show here on BTR coming up at 8:00 CDT for tips on how boomers and above can get/stay healthy.If being healthy isn't your thing, how about celebrating Cellophane Tape or Grape Popsicles? Or you can go through the day singing, "Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?" That should make those around you scratch their heads. If that doesn't work, wear bloomers on the job today.