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Conversations on Transforming Health Care

These are the conversations happening inside health care that will transform health care. Experts talk about the challenges and opportunities facing the American health care system and how to provide the best health care value to the consumer. Be a part of the conversation on The Health Care Insider.

Health Care Insider: Imagine Perfect Care With Patient Education

Sep 9, 2016

Through the use of technology, as well as other media and information-gathering initiatives, patients can help doctors better communicate with them and other health care experts. Jean Shipman, director at Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, shares her Imagine Perfect Care statement and the ...

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Health Care Insider: Is Bed Rest Outdated? - A New Approach to How We Heal

Sep 2, 2016

It seems like a no-brainer: when you are ill or recovering from a procedure, you stay in bed to rest and recover. But new research and practices actually encourage people to get up and moving as soon as possible. This new “Culture of Mobility” is a cultural shift for doctors and patients. At the...

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Health Care Insider: How Surgeons Have Led the Charge in Leadership and Health Care Transformation

Jun 10, 2016

University of Utah alum, Dr. Layton Rikkers brings an experienced perspective on the transformation of health care in the United States. He emphasizes the importance of quality care in the business of health, and shares how surgeons have played a big role in bringing shifts in leadership and ...

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Health Care Insider: Where You, the Patient, Fit in the Evolving Business of Health Care

May 27, 2016

The health care business is changing, more so in the past five years, than the preceding 20. Expanded roles for providers, alternative payment models and cutting-edge technology are altering the way we do business. But does patient care trump revenue in the emerging models? Dr. John Birkmeyer, the ...

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Health Care Insider: Combining Clinical and Community Data to Improve Primary Care

May 13, 2016

For physicians, a significant amount of data is collected about a patient to better assist with their diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Andrew Bazemore is a physician and director at the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. He asserts that outside usual patient data collected, ...

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Health Care Insider: Compassion Fatigue - When It Becomes Too Much for Nurses to Care

Apr 22, 2016

Nursing can be not only physically and mentally demanding, but also emotionally draining. Nurses must treat their patients with kindness and compassion for long and demanding shifts. Some nurses, however, can burn out on caring for patients. It’s called Compassion Fatigue, and Patricia Morton ...

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Health Care Insider: The Ethics of Genetic Screenings

Apr 8, 2016

Advances in genomics are creating extraordinary opportunities in medicine, but what are the potential consequences of its use to society and the individual? Joshua Shiffman, M.D., a pediatric oncologist at Huntsman Cancer Institute sits down with Wylie Burke, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of bioethics ...

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