Health Administrators in Today’s Hospitals: Exploring “hospitalists” and modern medicine

By Sarah Sonies

Robert Wachter, MD., Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and author of “Understanding Patient Safety” and the blog, Wachter’s World, is featured in an interview on Health Administration Degrees.

Dr. Wachter, whose site is featured on our blog roll, coined the term “hospitalist” 15 years ago in the New England Journal of Medicine and discusses what the term means and how it applies to modern medicine in the video, saying “(the term) reflects a major change in the organization of American Hospital care.”

Additionally, Wachter elaborated on the public view of health care today and how health care administrators can improve quality and cost of care, thus improving the public opinion of health administrators.

Health Administration Degrees is a free website with a directory of over 400 schools in the United States who offer Health Administration Degrees. Founded in 2010, its mission is to “provide free, thorough information on health administration career choices, and the degree programs that lead down each path.”

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  1. That was debated in Congress in 2009 and reeectjd Medicare for those from 55 to 65. It would have cost too much for the U.S.A. to subsidize more people when they are not getting enough revenue to pay for current recipients. Medicare does subsidize private health care providers and insurance companies that accept Medicare patients. It is not socialism if the Medicare enrollees pay for it. By monthly Part B premiums that range from $96.50 to $600 some of whom did not work and reside in the U.S. long enough or had over $85K annual income, or are also covered by employer health plans. Medicare patients also pay 20%+ of all their medical bills, unliked Medicaid where the government foots the entire bill or they purchase another policy called Medigap or supplemental insurance for $125 to $150 a month additional. Even though Medicaid is supposed to be shared funding with the states, the states have been using stimulus money since 2009 to pay their share. That money ends in July.Dont forget that millions of children and adults who are disabled and handicapped also have Medicare.

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