Patients who self track their data: Curb your enthusiasm Happy New Year!  It's 2013!  Time for us to embark on ambitious health and fitness resolutions we have no intention of keeping past March! Here to assist us with our resolutions are a collection of fitness devices and apps that will help track our heart rate, sleep cycles, calories burned, steps walked, mood and much more.  Data from these devices can ...

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If you believe what most people are saying about health care reform and future practice models, you or your physician, will soon be part of an accountable care organization (ACO). Health policy experts tell us that as physicians, we'll be embarking on a wonderful journey that bears no resemblance to the HMO/managed care heyday of the early 1990s.  Of course, there'll be similarities, like limited networks, top down implementation of health protocols, and ...

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Costs are spiraling out of control, access is declining, and our quality of care doesn't match what other developed nations are delivering at half the cost. In the search to reduce costs and bring our ever inflating health care budget under control, the powers that be (insurers, government, health policy wonks (and maybe a few doctors) have looked to individuals with less formal education to perform medical services that were once ...

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