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Archive for the ‘Something New’ Category

Telemedicine: A New Way to Save Patients Time and Provide Care

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Posted on January 11th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Something New, Telehealth/Telemedicine

Like countless other patients, Ann Johnson, a retired veterinarian, has been willing to travel long distances and devote an entire day to be treated by a specialist at Rush University Medical Center. But a recent appointment lasted less than 30... Continue Reading »

To Err Is Human; It Takes A Health System To Really Throw A Wrench In Things

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Posted on July 7th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Medical Error, Something New

This article is the first of a four part series looking at medical error. At NShore Patient Advocates, it is a phenomenal understatement when we say that we are passionate in our pursuit of preventing medical error for our clients.  Preventing... Continue Reading »

The Biggest Mess in Healthcare Today

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Posted on December 21st, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Observation Status, Something New

Not a week goes by that I don’t hear stories from seniors, those who care for seniors, and even healthcare providers who are fed up with the “scam” of the inpatient vs. observation status controversy.   This major rule that is part of the... Continue Reading »

Getting Your Health Information From Reliable Sources

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Posted on April 2nd, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Something New, Tips & Resources

For the general public, it is sometimes difficult to know if your referral sources are accurate when you are seeking wise medical counsel. After all, if one relies upon marketing materials or TV ads, one would think EVERY health care provider is... Continue Reading »

Any Good Thing Taken Too Far…

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Posted on November 11th, 2014 by Teri Dreher, under Palliative Care & Hospice, Something New

PallThere has been a lot of media frenzy recently over the right to die issue gaining popularity around the country and I want to share a medical perspective that perhaps the general public is unaware of. As an ICU nurse with 38 years clinical... Continue Reading »

Technology That Saves Lives

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Posted on October 16th, 2014 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Tools, Something New, Tips & Resources

iPhone users, have you had a chance to update to IOS 8 yet? If not, you are missing out on a valuable tool that can actually save lives. The new smart phone health and medical information app includes a handy way to store your correct, up... Continue Reading »

The Shifting Tide of Healthcare

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Posted on October 1st, 2014 by Teri Dreher, under Something New

There are many changes going on in the field of healthcare today, especially since the advent of the Affordable Care Act. One of the most notable changes is that care is more often taking place outside of hospitals rather that inside them.... Continue Reading »