Regarding the recent commentary “Toxic workers put organizations at risk”, toxic behavior can also be linked to the “fear factor,” which is alive and well in healthcare organizations.
Regarding the recent blog post “Robin Williams' death a wake-up call for mental health workers” (ModernHealthcare.com, Aug. 12), as a lifelong advocate and mental healthcare provider, I, on behalf of my colleagues, applaud the efforts of storytellers and journalists such as John N.
As someone who has worked in the emergency medicine industry for many years, I'd like to offer a different perspective to your publication's portrayal of emergency care than the one presented on the July 28 Data Points page.
The Aug. 4 cover story “Health systems urged to divest fossil-fuel stocks as UK doctors act,” highlights a vital issue for socially conscious organizations.
Regarding “NQF to study socio-demographic factors in 30-day readmissions,” I find it ironic and more than a little telling that the motivation behind this study is not to actually improve quality of care.
Regarding the Q&A with Dr. Robert Wah, the new American Medical Association president, “Doctors should be captain of the ship,” I wish to offer a more contemporary view that patients and families want the provider who is best prepared to meet their needs and preferences to lead the...
Regarding the article “Data collection could stump next wave of predictive analytics," it's a very good article, capturing many instances of data analytics that illustrate the benefits and the challenges in this...
Reporter Jaimy Lee wrote a very balanced article in the June 30 issue “CME Shelter,” in which she accurately laid out some of the battle lines surrounding the merits of commercial support for accredited continuing medical education.
Regarding the June 30 editorial “Insuring against the future,” this article is another attempt to sell Americans on the notion that fee-for-service is the cause of our healthcare spending woes and must be abolished if we hope to get spending under control.
Regarding the article “Senators concerned docs prescribing addictive drugs to boost survey scores”: Unlikely scenario? This is a totally “likely” scenario that is happening every day. Talk to an emergency department physician.
While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has changed much of how we deliver healthcare, our challenge still remains to provide more, while maintaining the high standards the medical profession demands and our patients expect and deserve.
I was sincerely disappointed by your last few paragraphs crying about how VA administrators are not paid enough money.