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Do We Need a National Health Database?

Do We Need a National Health Database? Written: September 2022 David Feinberg, M.D., former head of renowned Geisinger Health in Pennsylvania co-authored ProvenCare: How to Deliver Value-Based Healthcare the Geisinger Way. I found the book very interesting, and it gave me hope our healthcare system could be improved dramatically if it adopted the numerous principles […]

Biobanks for Population Health

As millions of consumers and providers add data to patient EHRs, a multitude of data will become available for the greater good. Researchers can anonymize the data and combine it with a large database containing vast amounts of information about the health of the population at a community level, nationally, or globally. In order to […]

An Hour With Patients, Two on Record Keeping

An analysis of a “time and motion” study of nearly 60 doctors in four U.S. states, published in the September 6 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, was revealing. The study showed for every hour a doctor spends with a patient, he or she spends two hours updating records. The electronic health record systems, intended to speed patient referrals […]