A Return to the Good Ol’ Days? ~General Surgery News

OCTOBER 19, 2017 The Rise of Concierge Medicine: A Return to the Good Ol’ Days? By Thomas Rosenthal Alan L. Saperstein, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in Boca Raton, Fla., did not realize the patient referred to him was enrolled in a concierge medical practice until the referring primary care physician telephoned him to discuss the patient’s medical condition and history in detail. It did not … Continue reading A Return to the Good Ol’ Days? ~General Surgery News

SCRIPPS | New ResearchKit App Looks at How Genetic Risk Influences Heart Health Decisions

Thu, 11/02/2017 – 4:00pm By The Scripps Research Institute Scientists at the Scripps Translational Science Institute and The Scripps Research Institute have announced the launch of a smartphone-app research study that seeks to understand how receiving personal genetic risk information impacts heart health decisions. The MyGeneRank app allows individuals with genetic data from 23andMe to obtain an estimated genetic risk score for coronary artery disease. Surveys and Apple … Continue reading SCRIPPS | New ResearchKit App Looks at How Genetic Risk Influences Heart Health Decisions

OFFICIAL POSITION, STATEMENT: Use of Quality Scores for Hospitals and Surgeons based on Medical Performance and Evidence-Based Medical Outcomes.

  The core of the score should be a set of clinically driven, scientifically valid and weighted calculations about quality indicators that pertain to patients who are having surgery, finding a physician or visiting a hospital. ~Concierge Medicine Today ATLANTA, GA | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | LAST UPDATED, Nov. 1, 2017 – Concierge Medicine Today, a news organization and the Concierge Medicine industry’s oldest national … Continue reading OFFICIAL POSITION, STATEMENT: Use of Quality Scores for Hospitals and Surgeons based on Medical Performance and Evidence-Based Medical Outcomes.

TECHNOLOGY, National BUSINESS: Apple clinics for your health? It almost just happened | WATCH

Apple was also reported to be in similar acquisition talks with One Medical, another concierge medicine group that charges a membership fee and aggressively leverages technology to smooth the often onerous doctor’s visit process. . ~By Marco della Cava, USA TODAY By Marco della Cava, USA TODAY Published 8:02 p.m. ET Oct. 16, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO — How about hitting your local Apple store for … Continue reading TECHNOLOGY, National BUSINESS: Apple clinics for your health? It almost just happened | WATCH