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Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH
Is Trump good for healthcare? Not so fast
Is Trump good for healthcare? Not so fast
At first glance, physicians in private practice may assume Donald Trump will be good for healthcare.
Direct primary care may become the norm
Traditional primary care is failing, and physicians are burning out at a high rate.
Why clinical integration is vital
Medical care in America is fragmented. Independent private practice means that every physician does his or her part in the care of patients. Other healthcare providers, such as physical therapists, do their part. All have their own medical records. All charge their fees. Somehow patients navigate their care among various providers.
First Take: Medical records belong to patients. Period.
Patients should share the ownership of their medical records with their care providers. In this First Take, Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, discusses how to work with patients about the management of electronic health records.
PCMH: A proxy term for modern primary care
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model means different things to different people. Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, asks if PCMH is really the new model of medical practice.
How to get the most out of the PCMH model
PCMHs are one of the new ways to coordinate care, but they require changes in your practice. See what you'll need to do if you want to turn your practice into a PCMH.
Scherger: Use of midlevels will increase
Medical Economics editorial board member Joseph E. Scherger, MD, shares his opinion about the Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act ruling.
Real healthcare revolution taking place under the radar, an editorial
The real healthcare reform revolution is happening under the radar of media and politics.
It's time to optimize primary care for a healthier population
What specialty in medicine compromises the quality of its work based on its model of care? The author of this article points to primary care.
Viewpoint: Meaningful use of HIT saves lives
Since the meaningful use criteria came out, many providers of healthcare have been crying out, "Not so fast!"