Category Archives: Patient Access

State of Emergency: Overcrowding in the ER [Infographic]

Originally posted on July 15, 2014 By Emily Newhook In 2010, more than 130 million Americans visited the emergency room. Most of them waited hours to be seen by a medical professional, and even longer to be admitted to the … Continue reading

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Physician Filmmaker Documents One of America’s Busiest ERs in Code Black

By Sarah Sonies There are few places of such constant drama and excitement as a hospital emergency room. Crowded with patients awaiting urgent care, Los Angeles County Hospital’s ER is one of the busiest. Code Black, a documentary directed by … Continue reading

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Train the Next Generation of Doctors to Take Housing and Hunger Vital Signs

By Megan Sandel, MD, MPH Early in my residency, a young girl was hospitalized in the intensive care unit for a severe asthma attack. We were puzzled; her asthma was previously well controlled. But a single piece of vital information … Continue reading

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Telemedicine: Leading the Way to Virtual Care Delivery

By Sarah Sonies Health care and insurance specialists predict that within a few years, almost the majority of health care will be delivered virtually. In remarks two weeks ago in the opening of the 2014 American Telemedicine Association (ATA 2014) annual meeting and … Continue reading

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No Dignity Required: Improving Patient Engagement by Elevating Humanity

By Lisa Goren All it takes is a single visit to the doctor’s office to place one’s pride and self-esteem a dozen notches below baseline. I didn’t think much of my appointment, knowing it was just a routine scan at … Continue reading

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Medical–Legal Partnership Builds a Culture of Upstream Advocacy

Originally posted on March 13, 2014 By Elizabeth Tobin Tyler, JD and Edward Paul, MD Sometimes the screening questions a doctor most needs to ask her patients are not the ones she has traditionally been taught to use. During a recent visit, Dr. … Continue reading

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University of New Mexico Residents Design #GetCovered App

By Sarah Sonies New Mexico has one of the nation’s highest rates of uninsured. With the expansion of Medicaid and New Mexico’s participation in the federal health insurance exchange, over 300,000 New Mexicans are eligible to enroll in a health … Continue reading

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TRANSforming Medical Education

By Chelsea Fullerton, M.Ed. Katie Couric’s recent interview with transgender model Carmen Carrera and Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox—and the controversy that quickly followed—calls attention to a rarely discussed subject in the medical community, yet one that … Continue reading

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