Day One at the Association of Healthcare Journalists conference in Boston and I already feel like a better journalist. Today focused in part on skepticism. This morning, Marshall Allen of ProPublica helped us make more sense of hospital ratings. When an organization or facility pronounces a “tops in…” or “ranked one of the best in…” […]
Your Right to Privacy
As a consumer, you have certain rights when it comes to medical care. The Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, better known as the Patient Bill of Rights has been around since 1998 – with three main objectives: ensure a fair and equitable healthcare system to meet patient needs; this includes a means to address…
Closing the HIT Generation Gap
EHR adoption is growing, although some doctors are still resisting
Health Literacy Touches Us All
Lack of health literacy is a huge, often hidden problem in the U.S. but professionals and patients can work together to improve knowledge and outcomes.
Painkillers and Prescription Drugs 101
Is more training needed for doctors that prescribe opiates? An FDA panel thinks so.