http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2014/09/11/why-are-doctors-so-unhappy/ Only 6 percent of doctors are happy with their jobs, according to one survey. They commit suicide at twice the rate of the general population. Over half are unsure they would recommend the practice of medicine to young people.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2014/08/28/everyone-should-have-a-concierge-doctor/-Have you ever wondered why you doctor doesn’t talk to you by phone? Lawyers, accountants, engineers and just about every other professional you can think of discovered that phones are a handy way of communicating with clients almost a century ago.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ann-brenoff/doctors-and-insurance_b_5606971.html Some doctors seem to have embraced the airlines’ model for doing business — you know, the one where they now charge fees for things they used to just do for free. I’ll leave it to the experts to figure out if this is born of physician greed or physician frustration, but there is no doubt that an increasing number of doctors are jumping on board the concierge medicine train.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/toddhixon/2014/08/19/the-huge-neglected-opportunity-for-proactive-medicine/ In this Forbes post by Neil Versel, David Nash of the Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson School of Population Health offers a great, pithy summary of ObamaCare’s strategy to reform U.S. healthcare: “No outcome, no income.” He’s talking about reforming the incentives for healthcare providers by paying them to produce results (health outcomes) rather than to churn out procedures, as has often been the case up to now.
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/07/a-case-against-donating-to-hospitals/373637/ If transparent competition can drive the reinvention of U.S. healthcare, some creative thinkers stand to become unabashedly wealthy—and improve the quality of care in the process.
Hear That Rumble? It’s Called Direct Primary Care & It’s Gaining Momentum
Also referred to as ‘concierge’ or ‘retail’ care, the concept focuses around … Accenture projects that one in three doctors in independent practice will …
http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertpearl/2013/11/21/cutting-health-care-costs-with-concierge-medicine/ – As a nation, we spent $2.8 trillion on health care in 2012…..
http://www.forbes.com/sites/russalanprince/2013/11/19/continuous-connected-concierge-care-the-future-of-healthcare/ – Healthcare in the United States and across the globe is in a state of flux. This instability is driven by both demographics and the pure cost of healthcare, which increases with each new lifesaving technology, procedure and test….
http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-378398/ – When Samir Qamar practiced concierge medicine at Pebble Beach Resorts in Monterey, Calif., the hotel’s “A-list clientele” paid $550 to see him and as much as $30,000 a month to keep him on retainer….