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Inside Look at a Patient Centered Medical Home

Inside Look at a Patient Centered Medical Home

By now you may have heard about what it is like to practice or be a patient in a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Many reputable organizations, patients and physicians alike endorse PCHM practices because of the inherently high performance metrics involved. If you want to learn more, take a look at this article on how a PCMH works from someone on the inside –… Continue Reading Inside Look at a Patient Centered Medical Home

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Senator Frist in Cincinnati

Senator Frist in Cincinnati

One of the perks of having Cincinnati MD Jobs associated with the Health Collaborative is the organization’s annual dinner which always features an interesting speaker.  This year, the speaker will be the former Majority Leader of the Senate, Dr. Bill Frist.  Dr. Frist was a heart surgeon before he was a politician, so his take on the health care debate will certainly be interesting.  His… Continue Reading Senator Frist in Cincinnati

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U-HEALTH comes to Cincinnati!

U-HEALTH comes to Cincinnati!

U-HEALTH, or Urban Universities for HEALTH (Health Equity through Alignment, Leadership and Transformation of the Health Workforce) — chose only 5 universities to participate, and one of them is our very own University of Cincinnati! UHEALTH refers to a national academic learning collaborative which focuses on investigating approaches to health care workforce development.  One of the co-writers of the grant proposal was the Health Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati’s Medical… Continue Reading U-HEALTH comes to Cincinnati!

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A Cincy Physician’s Job can save both lives and money

A Cincy Physician's Job can save both lives and money

Did you know that the sickest 5% of patients account for more than 60% of all healthcare costs?!  Contributing to this uneven distribution of health care spending is the inappropriate use of the Emergency Department (ED). In Cincinnati we discovered a small number of these ED users are “frequent flyers”.  Just 14 patients were responsible for over 1000 ED visits in the last year.  Our… Continue Reading A Cincy Physician’s Job can save both lives and money

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Surgery assisted by Robots?

Surgery assisted by Robots?

Many medical experts are saying that robotic-assisted surgery is the future of surgical medicine. This minimally invasive technique involves smaller incisions with the help of a surgical “robot”. Traditional and laparoscopic surgeries are still most common in our country, including the Greater Cincinnati Region. However, if you are a physician looking to practice in a progressive medical community, our area is home to over 20… Continue Reading Surgery assisted by Robots?

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Physician Career Fairs – look for us there too!

Physician Career Fairs - look for us there too!

An enjoyable part of what I do is being able to showcase Cincinnati MD Jobs at career fairs that are targeted at practicing physicians, medical residents and fellows.  At these events, I get to share with interested candidates all the great perks and wonderful details about practicing and living in Cincinnati! Recently, I have attended two of such events – a Career MD Fair in… Continue Reading Physician Career Fairs – look for us there too!

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Healthcare Reform: Your Professional Wellness Plan

Healthcare Reform: Your Professional Wellness Plan

On Saturday, October 6th, St. Elizabeth Physicians is hosting an event designed to help residents and fellows in their final year of training learn more about how the national healthcare reform activity will impact you as you begin your career.  You will have an opportunity to network with other residents and fellows in the area while discussing the topic of Healthcare Reform and Life Balance.… Continue Reading Healthcare Reform: Your Professional Wellness Plan

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Is Waste What’s Wrong With Health Care ?

Is Waste What's Wrong With Health Care ?

The Institute of Medicine has published a sobering report about the state of health care in America. The news isn’t particularly new, nor is it what we want to hear, but the article linked here, reported by NBC news puts a fine point on it. There is good news.  If 30% of health care is wasted, think how much room there is to deliver better… Continue Reading Is Waste What’s Wrong With Health Care ?

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Urgent Care…is there one in your neighborhood?

Urgent Care...is there one in your neighborhood?

For physicians and patients alike, one of the fastest growing segments of our healthcare system is Urgent Care. Chances are, there’s one already in your neighborhood! In general, one usually visits an Urgent Care Center to receive treatment for any injury or illness that has the potential to become something much more serious.  As an option in between visiting the Emergency Room and not being… Continue Reading Urgent Care…is there one in your neighborhood?

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Even our Community Hospitals get nationwide praise!

Even our Community Hospitals get nationwide praise!

Community Hospitals (or hospitals with less than 550 beds) are sometimes overshadowed by the size and notoriety of the larger hospitals out there. However, many patients live close to or even prefer to receive their care at a community hospital. And for a variety of reasons, many physicians and NPs also prefer to practice in a community hospital setting. We have dozens of fantastic hospitals of all… Continue Reading Even our Community Hospitals get nationwide praise!

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