As today's Boston Business Journal reports, Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, MPP wants to reinvent primary care: 'What everyone else is trying to do is improve existing practices, making incremental improvements,' he said. 'We figured out that maybe what we need to do is start from scratch.' Fernandopulle is a Schweitzer Fellow for Life (Boston, 1993-94) and the CEO of Iora Health -- a startup that … [Read more...] about A Schweitzer Fellow Works to Reinvent Primary Care
Archives for August 2012
Click here to read a message from new ASF Board Chair Bruce Auerbach, MD, FACEP on ASF's official blog. … [Read more...] about A Pivotal Moment for Community Health
A Guest Post From New Schweitzer Fellowship Board Chair Bruce Auerbach, MD, FACEP As an emergency physician and hospital administrator, I have seen firsthand how social factors like poverty and education impact the health of individuals, families, and communities. This complex interplay is all too evident in the crisis situations that we see in emergency departments across the country—crisis … [Read more...] about Seizing the Moment
According to a new Mayo Clinic report, America’s doctors—especially those in primary care and emergency medicine—are experiencing increased levels of burnout. From lower-quality patient care to physician shortages, the ramifications of physician burnout have been fairly well-documented. But as Janice Lloyd of USA Today reports, we’re entering an era in which this upward trend could be particularly … [Read more...] about Preventing Physician Burnout Through ‘Good Work’?
At last year’s Schweitzer conference, Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation President George Thibault, MD spoke about shaping a more affordable, accessible, and reliable health care system through interprofessional educational interventions. “We have strong evidence that health care delivered by well-functioning teams leads to better outcomes, but we still educate our health professionals in silos,” … [Read more...] about No More Silos: Breaking Down Barriers Through Interprofessional Teamwork