Blog | Thursday, February 25, 2010

QD: News Every Day--Can't they wait until it's over to complain?

The health care reform summit between party leaders hadn't yet started when the morning papers rolled out, calling for low expectations and fall-back positions. But one can't blame the pundits and politicians, who have measured the national mood on the subject. (Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, USAToday)

H1N1 influenza
H1N1 has not peaked globally, according to the World Health Organization. (Reuters)

In case you missed it ...
Yet another take on practice management has emerged, combining its own elements of the patient-centered medical home and electronic medical records. It's been dubbed the E*TRADE of medical care, putting the patient in charge. One might call it another twist on concierge care; there's a $595 retainer fee once the practice exists its start-up phase. But it promises doctors patient panels of 900, no more than 12 patient visits a day and continual care instead of episodic visits. (Health Data Management)