What You Must Know About Breaking Bad News to Patients

As a physician, one of the challenges you might have frequently encountered is the uncomfortable task of breaking bad news. Formal medical education does not sufficiently offer practical steps on dealing with the emotionally challenging aspects of informing patients about a saddening piece of news. Bad news is often associated with uncertainty and an extremely

CQI: Framework for Implementing Care Coordination

There is a marked rise of poor sentiment toward issues relating to our most vulnerable and at-need populations. On the one hand we are appalled by budget cuts and political gamesmanship which would reduce or eliminate funding for programs designed to help the populations who truly need it. On the other hand we are seeing

Is Legal Marijuana Bigger Than The Internet of Things?

The greatest innovation in history – Nothing on Earth today (and I mean nothing at all), not smartphones, automotives, aerospace, real estate, gold, oil, software, biotechnology, nothing… is growing as much or as fast as the market for legal marijuana. Consider this: By 2020, the market for legal marijuana will top $22.8 billion (not million,

Corporate Behemoths in Healthcare: Will the Patient Win?

The past several weeks have been abuzz with the mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare arena. CVS has purchased Aetna for a cool 69 billion dollars and went through the regulatory process with flying colors. Amazon (on their quest for world domination) has teamed up with Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and financial powerhouse