Items Tagged ‘Health Care’

April 30th, 2013

Health Care’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’: No One May Be Coordinating Care

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Some medical centers have taken steps to improve communication, assigning color-coded ID tags or scrubs to staff members so patients know who’s a nurse and who’s a doctor, and installing white boards in patient rooms, where a nurse starting a shift can jot down his or her name. At some facilities, hospitalists write their names […]

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Tags: communication, coordinating care, Health Care, Kaiser Health News, Michael Rock, pre-admission education


April 26th, 2013

Noseworthy: Not All Health Care Is Equal

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

In America, we’ve come to expect the best of everything. However, when it comes to health care, we pay more in this country than anywhere else in the world — yet the United States falls behind other countries on measures of health outcomes. Millions of Americans do not have or cannot afford the health care […]

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Tags: complex care, Dr. John Noseworthy, Health Care, intermediate care, payment model, primary care, Roll Call Opinion


April 22nd, 2013

Mayo makes another push into Illinois

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The Mayo Clinic, one of the most recognized names in health care, is continuing its push into Illinois with a new affiliation with OSF HealthCare, the fourth-largest health care provider in the state. The partnership, announced Friday, comes about six months after Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo announced a similar arrangement with NorthShore University HealthSystem, which operates […]

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Tags: Chicago Tribune, Health Care, NorthShore University Health System, OSF Healthcare


April 15th, 2013

For Minnesota, greatness lies in two visionary health care proposals

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

It’s time to think big about Minnesota’s health care destiny. We stand at a crossroads…Second, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, the state’s largest private employer, is asking for a state contribution of $500 million in order to create a $5 billion “Destination Medical Center.” Mayo is known worldwide as being synonymous with quality and innovation. […]

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, Health Care, health care proposal, investment, Minnesota Legislature, Star Tribune, state funding


February 14th, 2013

Mayo Clinic Has A Radical Plan To Expand Its Reach Across The World

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The health care industry, and hospitals in particular, are under incredible pressure to cut costs and increase the quality of care. For many, the response has been to consolidate…”For well over 100 years everything we do every day is continually retooling how we work to provide safer care, better care, more efficient care, for our patients,” […]

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Tags: Affordable care act, Business Insider, Dr. John Noseworthy, Health Care, quality of care


February 13th, 2013

Walker proposes millions to help rural health care

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Wisconsin would spend $23 million to help improve health care in rural and poor urban areas under a proposal Gov. Scott Walker announced Monday…Mayo’s Family Medicine Residency Program “could certainly use more funding,” said Dr. David Rushlow, chief medical officer. “It could offset current costs, make the program stronger and allow more development to place […]

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Tags: Dr. David Rushlow, Family Medicine Residency Program, funding, Gov. Scott Walker, Health Care, La Crosse Tribune


January 29th, 2013

A Model of a Physician’s Successful Social Media Journey

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

When Jenny McCarthy, a former Playboy bunny, claimed that vaccines were linked to autism, Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson knew she had to do something…Swanson says social media gives her a deeper connection with other doctors and families. She’s made meaningful friendship with colleagues across the country, sits on the advisory board for the Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: autism, Center for Social Media, Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, Health Care, Jenny McCarthy, Ragan.com, vaccine


January 16th, 2013

Why Mayo, UnitedHealth Research Lab Won’t Be Based in Minnesota

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealth Group Inc.are two of Minnesota’s biggest health care brands. So why aren’t the two juggernauts setting up their new joint research venture, Optum Labs, in their home state?… Officials also thought setting up shop elsewhere would send the message that the research organization is open to everyone and not just groups based in […]

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Tags: Health Care, Mayo Clinic, Mpls St. Paul Business Journal, Optum Labs, UnitedHealth Group


January 4th, 2013

Efficient Delivery of Health Care is Not Universal in U.S.

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Wayne Anderson uses the famous Mayo Clinic in Minnesota as an example of an effective, comparative system. The Mayo Clinic is world renowned for treating many medical conditions, (such as heart failure, where they are rated at five stars by healthgrades.com). This hospital is only awarded a single star, however, for hip replacement surgery – […]

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Tags: Health Care, hip replacement surgery, Vancouver Sun, Wayne Anderson


October 15th, 2012

Wis. Firm to Help With Destination Medical Community

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

A leading health care consulting firm is working with Mayo Clinic and local groups on the Destination Medical Community initiative, the clinic confirmed this week. Madison, Wis.-based Hammes Co., whose recent projects include managing programs for a new $91 million hospital in New Orleans and managing the $143 million upgrade of Lambeau Field in Green […]

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Tags: Destination Medical Community initiative, Hammes Co., Health Care, Post Bulletin


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