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Immigration Ban Has No Clear Impact on Match Outcome

Posted by Mohit Mathur 30, March, 2017

What does it mean to match? For some, it means “swiping right” could match you with your future life partner. For others, it means you’ve been accepted into a U.S. residency or fellowship program.

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Travel Ban Will Hit U.S. Healthcare Where it Hurts: Primary Care

Posted by Eric Beam, M.D. 14, March, 2017

Of all the people affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending immigration from six Muslim-majority nations, one group is of particular importance to the U.S. health care system: foreign-born doctors and medical trainees.

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Is the Doctor Out? The 3 Major Challenges Affecting Independent Practitioners in 2017

Posted by Dawn Pascale 27, February, 2017

It was a dream of Dr. Brian Ackerman to hang a shingle. Immediately after residency, he did what most physicians do – he opened an independent practice.  For a while, things were great: patient satisfaction helped him persevere as he navigated years of technology innovation, reimbursement mechanisms, the Affordable Care Act, as well as new federal mandates for Electronic Medical Records and MACRA compliancy.   However, the increasing complexity of running an independent practice was taking its toll. The pressures exerted by the system to deliver cost-effective care became impossible to sustain.

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Six Sigma: Optimizing Efficiency in Healthcare

Posted by Robyn Earley, MA, CCC-SLP 8, February, 2017

The growing healthcare organization realized that it had a big problem. The senior leadership team needed to strengthen the organization's market share by increasing participation in ACO’s and other shared savings initiatives. One of the key metrics requested by potential partners was data on patient satisfaction. Unfortunately, the organization struggled to get a statistically significant number of surveys back from discharged patients. How would the company address this issue?

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An Evolution of Mental Health Care - the Future of Medical Legislation in America

Posted by Rebecca Parrino 10, January, 2017

Historically, stigma has been associated with most mental disorders.  Until recently, accessing comprehensive mental health care may have been nearly impossible, further compounding the difficulty of treatment.  On July 6th, 2016, the House of Representatives passed a groundbreaking bill to tackle federal policies on serious mental illness, signifying that the U.S government is beginning to address the very real implications of mental illness. 

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