Business
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Integrated Health System Adoption: How to Start a Movement

Gary Levin MD - May 15, 2013

We are seeing the second phase of HIT adoption: the leaders have come and gone, and now the second and third tier of users are multiplying.It is…

Health Reform
360 views

Obamacare 411

Gary Levin MD - May 4, 2013

 About three months ago I posted an edition titled “Obamacare 911.” For some reason this excited the search engines and I continue to receive a majority of…

Too Few Primary Care Physicians
Business
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Business
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Too Few Primary Care Physicians

Gary Levin MD - April 29, 2013

 SACRAMENTO — Obamacare is supplying fresh ammunition for one of the oldest turf wars in Sacramento.It pits doctors — represented by the politically powerful California Medical Assn.…

Have Physicians Lost Their MoJo?
Business
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Business
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Have Physicians Lost Their MoJo?

Gary Levin MD - April 25, 2013

Medical decision-making is a complex process, poorly understood by non-physicians, and often judged inaccurately by non peers. In today’s world changes are gradually occuring which erode physician confidence,…

Business
424 views

The Future of Health Insurance

Gary Levin MD - April 21, 2013

 Perhaps  the term “Health Insurance”  has become an oxymoron. Health Insurance now has become a waste-basket term that encompasses many different categories for medical bill reimbursement.Bruce Broussard,…

Business
376 views

Patient Centered Reception Areas

Gary Levin MD - April 16, 2013

 I don’t think many patients could resist interfacing with this ‘art’. They might even forgive the long wait to see their physician. I cannot and won’t add much…

Business
660 views

Direct Pay and Concierge Medical Practice

Gary Levin MD - April 14, 2013

     Many physicians as they continue to practice medicine in an increasingly hostile environment attempt to remove aspects of their business which increase work loads at diminishing…

Remote Diagnostics
525 views

HealthVaulth: mHealth Heavy Weight

Gary Levin MD - March 20, 2013

 Several years ago Google Health was developing  a personal health record. It failed to attract much interest  due to consumer apathy and  lack of interoperability with electronic…

Medical Education
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“Being the Best We Can Be”: Medical Students’ Reflections on Physician Responsibility in the Social Media Era

Gary Levin MD - March 13, 2013

  I considered another title for this blog edition, “Kindergarten for MDs in Social Media”   I considered another title for this blog edition, “Kindergarten for MDs in Social…

Health Reform
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Health IT and Sequestration

Gary Levin MD - March 11, 2013

  HIT has thus far survived several fiscal cliffs, a major recession, an election, and probably many things we don’t know about, yet.   HIT has thus far survived…