Posts tagged ‘Health Care’

“Health meets Wealth”: The Health Care Mandate, Obamacare & Your Taxes

On January 1, 2013 Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.

What will that mean for you, your family, your business and your employees?

I had an in depth conversation with my accountant today, just to get a clearer understanding of the new tax deal. I also had a conversation with a a colleague/physician who has lived much of his medical career on Capitol Hill. Two experts with expert knowledge.

Then I got a message from the White house about the “Seven Things You Need to Know About the Tax Deal” and that’s when I had even more questions

This Thursday, July 10th, 2013 at 8 PM eastern (www.time.gov), I have the pleasure of discussing this topic in detail with my expert guests, William J Mosley, CPA, ESQ, and Dr. Lonnie Joe, MD. Both of them are well versed in the details that may affect your future health and wealth.

Wealth: William J Mosley, CPA, Esq. (The best tax expert & specialist in the Urban and Suburban area for your personal and business needs, with the new Tax laws.)

Health: Dr. Lonnie Joe, MD (The best doctor in America with his pulse on the patient and the political health situation.)

Talk to the best.

To register and submit your question(s) go to http://conversationswithdrshelbylane.com.

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Health Care in a Broken System? The New Prescription…

Do you want to know how to obtain the best health care available for less money?

The health care system is broken, but there are still solutions to this ongoing problem, that plagues millions of Americans?

The self employed, entrepreneurs, fully insured, under-insured, and uninsured, all suffer from the same condition….a broken system.

The many answers, oddly enough, may be in your own hands, as a consumer.

This Thursday we’ll be speaking with Dr. Cynthia Haines, the author of the book The New Prescription: How to Get the Best Health Care in a Broken System.

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How can we fix health care?

Electronic Medical Records – A Good Idea?

The Wall Street Journal
Submitted by:
Samuel R. Bierstock, MD, BSEE
Founder & President, Champions in Healthcare, LLC
www.championsinhealthcare.com
Former Chief Medical Officer, IBM Inc./ Healthlink, Inc.

 Electronic Medical Records A Great Idea That May Well Do Away With the Doctors Who Use Them

The President has announced his goal to digitalize our nation’s medical record system. If achieved, this wonderful and lofty notion would certainly reduce medical errors, increase the quality of care delivered, bring consistency of care to our citizens, reduce costs associated with delivering health care, and quite possibly drive the physicians who are supposed to use them out of business.

The buzzards are already beginning to circle.

Physicians and nurses are the most pressured of all professionals, with expectations of their performance and its unimaginable responsibilities beyond the comprehension of people who have never made life and death decisions hundreds of times a day. With every decision and action comes the risk of being held liable and losing both their profession and their assets. The very mechanics of using electronic medical records in their current state of development has complicated the lives of many clinicians who use them and have been slow in being adopted for that reason. With luck, that will change.

What few people realize is that using a computer to document every decision, every action, and the assessment of every piece of information that streams to clinicians in real time represents a major change in the way clinicians have to think and work, and an audit trail that has begun the salivation process of every malpractice attorney who has finally realized what is about to be imposed on the medical profession. An electronic medical record system can track how long a doctor looked at a document, if he or she scrolled down to read the entire thing, how long it took a doctor or nurse to respond to an alert or notification of an abnormal result, how long it took for them to answer their email, and the accuracy of their every assessment, thought and action. It can track whether their decisions and actions meet the most recent guidelines or research results in a world where thousands and thousands of new papers and research are published every week.

This may sound wonderful for those receiving care, but how many people reading this article would want to use such a system in their work knowing that their every thought and action could be audited and evaluated by others who make their living suing you for everything you own?

The President’s plan calls for rewarding physicians who purchase and install electronic medical record systems through a series of financial incentives over a period of years.

Mr. President – thanks for the thought and the money, but if you really want to see this work – call off the dogs before the kennel doors open.

Instead of pouring still more money into yet another system in an effort to eliminate its problems, get to the heart of the matter. Reduce liability premiums for physicians and hospitals that install and use electronic medical records. Protect physicians who will have their every move, thought and action auditable at the most granular level. (Personally, I might like to know that I can finish dinner or brush my teeth before responding to a real time alert that someone’s blood sugar was a little high without someone suing me because I took too long to act.) Establish standards of expectation for clinicians who will be working in a world of real time data that is delivered to them as quickly as it is generated. Place limits on what audited user-activity information can be deposed in malpractice litigation, while still providing the opportunity for those who have been victims of genuine malpractice to seek justifiable compensation. There is a middle road wherein standards and expectations of how to practice in a whole new world of real time data can be established and it must be addressed in order to allow those who use electronic medical systems to do their jobs without apprehension and fear.

We have the technology to do wonderful things in healthcare and reform the system entirely through exciting and innovative technology. Most doctors recognize the wonderful benefits that an electronic medical system can bring to the quality of care they deliver, and want to use them. But what we also need is for our physicians and nurses to be able to use these tools without fear of the foxes lurking around the henhouse looking for the tiniest of opportunities to attack. Otherwise what we will end up with is a very expensive and technologically advanced universal electronic medical record system with no doctors who want to use it, and a lot of very rich lawyers.

Sam Bierstock, MD

 

Design Your Own Health Care Plan

Hello Friends, Family, Patients, & Colleagues:

You’re Invited To A Health Care Party

 

This Saturday June 6, 2009 from 9:00 AM  to 11:00 AM (EST)

Join us for this historic, phone and web simulcast, that will help you two-fold.  This call is first to help you design your own health care plan and second to help change health care in America. It’s your time to voice your concerns and opinions. Be part of this ground-breaking health care conversation.

EVENT: Designing My Own health Care Plan
FORMAT: Simulcast! (Attend via Phone or Webcast — it’s your choice)
TO ATTEND THIS EVENT (via WEBCAST),
CLICK HERE NOW

Conference Call Information:
Phone-Number to Dial: 248-464-6062
Use Conference ID: 608776#

This Seminar is Being Done in Conjunction With

President Obama’s Health Care Initiative

Your input is vitally important to this initiative.  Each and every comment and suggestion will go straight to the White House and President Obama.

  • Your voice is needed to make effective change
  • Whatever your issues are, we want to know
  • Every issue, problem, and frustration may be expressed in this forum
  • Contribute to the change that is so desperately needed

So, make sure you attend . . . and create CHANGE in HEALTH CARE in AMERICA

To reiterate . . .

TO ATTEND THIS EVENT (via WEBCAST), CLICK HERE NOW

Conference Call Information:
Phone-Number to Dial: 248-464-6062
Use Conference ID: 608776#

 

I look forward to hearing you and your opinions on health care.

 

To your good health,

 

Dr. Cynthia Shelby-Lane, MD
Emergency Physician
Anti-Aging Expert
www.DrShelbyLane.com





PS:  If you are unable to attend the call, please provide your comments, concerns, questions and opinions; and I will make sure they are included and submitted in our report to the White House and President Obama.