chronic illnesses

Using Care Guides Could Improve Patient Experience

May 17, 2013

Healthcare reform is bringing about many new and potentially revolutionary concepts that are designed to improve the quality of the patient experience. One of these concepts is gradually capturing the attention of the nation’s healthcare leaders, Maura Lerner of the Star Tribune reports. According to Lerner, care guides, an idea pioneered by Minnesota-based Allina Health, […]

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Healthcare Providers Confront Nation’s Obesity Epidemic

March 18, 2013

When looking at the state of healthcare in this country, I think it’s fair to say that we’ve arrived at the point where describing obesity as an epidemic is no longer a gross exaggeration. According to the CDC, obesity rates are at all-time highs in the United States, with 36 percent of adults being obese. […]

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