Editor’s note: In this guest post, Dr. Michael J. Zema challenges us to deliver a healthcare system that “can facilitate the timely, efficient, and appropriate access to healthcare for those in need at a cost which is sustainable.” With more than 40 years of experience working inside healthcare, Dr. Zema offers an assessment and a path to deliverance in his recently published book, “Modern Healthcare Delivery, Deliverance or Debacle: A Glimpse From the Inside Out.”
By Michael J. Zema, MD, FACP, FACC, CPE, CSSG
With the explosive growth that has taken place in modern medical technology, coupled with the now palpable ability to unharness the inherent potential of artificial intelligence, deliverance from the illnesses that have plagued mankind may finally be within reach. Read More
The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) has launched a patient safety fundraising campaign, “Surviving Your Hospital Stay”.
“Help us ensure patients are receiving the care they deserve! None of these patients went home from hospital,” said Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, PPAHS) referring to the patient stories (shown below) presented at the recent meeting of the National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids. “Yet, all had successful surgeries or were waiting to go home, but tragically they never made it.” Read More
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The Joint Commission’s president and CEO, Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH issued a call for change – Physicians & Health Care Organizations Must Take New Approach to Quality and Safety Improvement Read More