Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

The Next Big Growth Industry is…

the ‘second opinions’ industry. Currently, many people have an almost religious trust in their doctor’s recommendation. “A 2010 Gallup poll found that 70% of Americans are so respectful of their doctor’s advice that they never get a second opinion or do additional research.” This finding is despite the fact that medical errors may cost the […]

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EMR and Second Opinions

Electronic medical records have been touted as producing large gains in efficiency.  In fact, Kaiser Permanente has invested $3 billion in EMR.  One drawback of EMR, however, is that the value of second opinions may fall.  Instead of coming to a new physician with a clean slate or at the least seeking a fresh interpretation […]

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