Category Archives: Publisher’s Blog

Care Coordination: Improvements to the Effectiveness, Safety and Efficiency in Healthcare Delivery

Each issue of Maryland Physician is planned early in the respective year with a clinical theme linking our cover story and feature(s). Throughout the production process, each issue develops its unique life, with blog post is the last piece. My goal with each post is to introduce you to and to weave together our content. When […]

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Shaping the Future of Healthcare in Delivery and Scope

Borrowing a line from Secretary of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, “Maryland is a state where people are coping with their anxiety about the future of healthcare by putting in place structures that will actually work.” This issue is full of advances on both the clinical and practice […]

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21st Century Healthcare: Value, Technology, Engagement & Integration

Almost across the board, technology is being applied to care delivery. Both patients and healthcare reform demand it. Healthcare reform is driving value, new technology, engagement and integration. Baby boomers, estimated to account for more than 40% of the country’s population by 2020, demand it. In this issue, we explore two significant clinical areas where this premise […]

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Inspire…innovate…breathe.

While in Switzerland a few years ago, I took an opportunity to ski a black diamond. At the time, I wasn’t a black diamond skier (still am not) but when else would I get that chance? With my skis pointed down the run and with every intention of being on my feet at the bottom, […]

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Paradigm Shift

March 23, 2014, marks the 4th anniversary of the historic piece of federal legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  January 10, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and the state of Maryland partnered on a historic piece of healthcare regulation which allows the state to adopt new policies which will, […]

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Maryland’s Opportunity for Shaping Nation’s Regulatory Payment Model

Since 1974, Maryland has been the only state in the nation which sets uniform hospital prices for all insurers.  That changed on January 10, 2014. On that date, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the state partnered to modernize Maryland’s unique all-payer rate setting-system for hospital services. The goal? As it should […]

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Maryland’s Healthcare in 2014 – Innovation and Change

The year ahead in healthcare will be rich with challenges and innovation, requiring physicians to be especially adaptable to change. What year isn’t? A fair question, but it seems we need to be especially receptive to innovation and change now. The sweeping provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act impact almost every aspect […]

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Diagnosing Dementia – Why it Matters

When my dad first recognized his memory “slips,” he would chuckle and say, “I’m losing my marbles.” He became very clever at heading off what he grasped as memory lapses, coyly steering the conversation away from a topic of recent history. Throughout this time, his capacity to pull detailed memories from his days as an […]

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Your online reputation…do you have one? are you in control of it?

Last night,  we hosted our 2nd Maryland Physician Event: Reputation Management & Social Media Evolution for Medical Practices: Reactive, Proactive and Legal Implications. We’re hosting our 3rd, Thursday October 24, 2013 at Hospice of the Chesapeake at 5:30 pm (registration for this complementary event is still open!). As a healthcare professional, your reputation is invaluable. […]

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Social & Digital Media in Healthcare

Social and digital media have become an integral part of our culture, having both a positive and negative impact on our daily lives. They’ve changed the speed of information exchange, powerfully affecting our everyday existence and touching nearly every feature and department in the September/October issue of Maryland Physician Magazine. Our online readership now exceeds […]

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