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What Now?

In our lives and in our businesses, we hope to feel confident that we’re moving forward, that we’re on track. But what is at the end of this track? How do we know this is the right one for the …

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An Unacceptable Risk

Modern medical science has taken on numerous diseases and health risks in the last century, from polio to smoking to HIV/AIDS, and we in the U.S. typically assume that no problem is too great if we apply ourselves to it …

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Can You Speak A Little Louder?

We’ve all been there. We’re checking in and the setup is so abysmal that the registrar and ten other perfect strangers are all privy to who we are and why we’re here. This seems like a common sense issue, so …

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Follow The Leader

Healthcare executives want to do the right things in order for their organizations to succeed. They are faced with countless decisions every day that must be considered, evaluated, and acted upon. It’s human nature to seek validation by looking at …

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Breaking Creative Block

Whether you are a healthcare executive working your way through the uncertainty of how to run your business in an ever-changing healthcare arena, or an architect attempting to solve complex problems of space and buildings, we all benefit from being …

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Person-Centered Care

The terms Patient-Centered Care and Person-Centered Care have been used a great deal in recent years to describe a fundamental shift away from care based on the needs of the provider. I’ve seen many definitions of these terms along the …

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Sick as a dog?

Where do you go when you just feel terrible? It’s often difficult to get an appointment to see the primary care provider (or maybe you don’t even have a PCP), so the next thought is a trip to the Emergency Room. …

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What’s a Medical Home?

There has been a lot of discussion about the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of healthcare as a way of transforming how care is delivered. In this model, a personal physician leads a team of caregivers that has the necessary …

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Community Access

Ellis Medicine is a 438-bed community and teaching healthcare system serving New York’s Capital Region. With four campuses – Ellis Hospital, Ellis Health Center, Bellevue Woman’s Center and Medical Center of Clifton Park – and five additional service locations, Ellis offers an …

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