Many Americans would be surprised to know that a lot of medical care being delivered today is NOT based on sound scientific research. This is the ugly truth behind the Continue Reading….
Today, healthcare that delivers the best patient outcomes demands that your doctors practice evidence-based medicine. Evidence-based medicine is an approach to medical practice that optimizes treatment and testing choices through Continue Reading….
What exactly is healthcare quality and am I getting the best healthcare quality from each of the healthcare providers and hospitals I use? Is the treatment proscribed by my medical Continue Reading….
In a former blog post, I let you know that the health records you can inspect (and have copies of) include medical images (ultrasound, MRI, PET and CT scanners, and x-ray), graphs Continue Reading….
Health records in electronic form are the only truly portable and shareable (interoperable, in government-speak) compilation of your health care history available to all of your healthcare professionals! Gone are the Continue Reading….
When I ask my doctor for my health records, what can I expect to receive? In what form (electronic or paper) are these health records kept? My health records are Continue Reading….
Real Health Spending Data When someone makes a statement about health care that I find questionable (e.g., “Americans are fat and that is the reason we have high health costs”), I Continue Reading….
In this blog, you will be seeing a lot about healthcare data—what it is, access to it, and how to use it effectively on the road to Affordable Health Care Continue Reading….
Health Spending Statistics: Average (Mean) Versus Median Yeah, I know what you are thinking–health spending statistics … “booooring”! Please bear with me–I will try to make it as painless as possible. The Continue Reading….