All of the efforts underway across the state to eliminate unnecessary testing, fully engage patients in decision making, and improve transitions of care, might be completely undermined by an issue we may not be paying enough attention to: provider workload.
Providers & Health Care Workforce
Our health care system needs to work for our health care providers, too. Read more about how we're working to ensure it does.
Ten Minutes at a School-Based Health Center
It is 2:30 p.m. at the School-Based Health Center in Durango High School. In one room, a teen is being counseled after telling his friends he was contemplating suicide. Another student comes in complaining of terrible pain from a migraine.
For the entire city, there were a total of one full-time and one half-time oncologist, and both of them were booked for the foreseeable future. The next closest oncologist was 1,500 miles away from home.
The Bug Club
The Bug Club began in 2006 as a collaborative effort among five hospitals in the rapidly growing region called the Northshore, across Lake Pontchartrain from the city of New Orleans.
Connecting Community Health and Clinical Care
My first job out of college was working for Salud Family Health Centers as an Americorps volunteer. Back then, a novel approach to providing community health education was just making inroads in Commerce City, where I was based.