Match Day!

Happy Match Day! This has nothing to do with online dating services or apps that can help you find new friends. Today’s Match Day is when medical students across the country find out where they’ll be headed to do their residencies, which are assigned by the non-profit National Resident Matching Program. From the Baltimore Sun: The annual Match Day, now in its 65th year, was created … Continue reading Match Day!

Patient Safety

Today’s guest blog comes to us from Vicki Buchda, Director of Care Improvement at the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA). Once you have a chance to read it, we would lover to hear your thoughts on how we can continue to make patient safety a top priority. Generating meaningful conversations around the health issues affecting the people of our state is another way we are … Continue reading Patient Safety

Show Me the Money!

Americans are spending double what other high income nations are spending on health care, but the higher cost isn’t translating into better results. According to the new study in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the U.S. had the lowest life expectancy and the highest infant mortality when compared to the other countries. From Contrary to popular belief, the researchers did not find that … Continue reading Show Me the Money!

Buyer Beware

A compelling story on this weekend titled, “Beware this insurer’s sneak attack on emergency care coverage.” The report focuses on Anthem’s recent decision to deny coverage for emergency services it deems unnecessary. The excerpt below is from the story, written by Shih-Chuan (Andrew) Chou, M.D., an attending emergency physician and health policy research fellow, and Jeremiah D. Schuur, M.D., vice chair of clinical affairs for the … Continue reading Buyer Beware

Forever Young

For centuries, people have mused about a mythical water source said to be capable of reversing the aging process and curing sickness. And though the elusive Fountain of Youth has never been found, a new discovery brings renewed hope about keeping your body looking and feeling younger. Researchers in Europe found that regular exercise may be a sort of….Fountain of Youth. From NBC News: Here’s more … Continue reading Forever Young

Credentialing Process is Critical

Today’s guest blog comes to us from Heather Carter, a member of the Arizona House of Representatives representing legislative district 15. Rep. Carter sponsored House Bill 2322 which will streamline and accelerate the process through which qualified physicians are credentialed and authorized to provide care for patients on insurance plans. The bill passed the House unanimously and awaits a vote in the Senate. As House Health … Continue reading Credentialing Process is Critical

Your Ride is Here

Need a ride to your next doctor’s appointment? A couple of new deals involving Uber and Lyft will allow many doctors to call for rides for their patients. From ABC News: Lyft and Uber are attempting to cure a major medical problem for poor people and the elderly: Getting a ride to the doctor. The ride-hailing services are expanding their offer to take patients around the country to … Continue reading Your Ride is Here