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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Still In The Waiting Room

August 1, 2017

There is something rotten in the state of medicine, especially family medicine. Merritt Hawkins has recently reported that the average wait time for an appointment with a family physician is 29.5 days. That’s almost an entire month of waiting. A month in between when you, or your child, need to be seen and when the […]

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Iowa’s Last Insurance Exchange Hope and the Future of Healthcare

July 7, 2017

By Justin Horn, CSFS Another example of the drama playing out with America’s health insurance system is in Iowa’s individual health insurance exchange.  That state has seen insurance carriers dropping out like flies.  Within a few days earlier this year both Aetna and Wellmark Blue Cross announced they would not be offering plans in 2018.  […]

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High-Tech Apps and Old-Fashioned Caring

July 7, 2017

By Lisa Fisher, MHA, RN What we introduced as cutting-edge and convenient has proven to us to be an asset in ways we never even imagined. Many times an appointment with a provider is loaded with information…..test results, diagnoses, action plans, medication changes, etc. Strada patients can utilize the Spruce app to connect with their […]

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The Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle

July 6, 2017

By Don Scarborough, MS, PA-C Every food, drink, stress, cigarette, physical activity, or lack thereof, leads each of us toward health or disease.  Often, we put highly addictive, processed food in our mouth that looks and acts nothing like the food of our ancestors.  The food of our ancestors was whole food, grown and raised on a farm or in the back yard, it came from the earth and was the majority of calories consumed.  They would expend many calories to grow food, hunt, gather, and prepare their food […]

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DPC: Building and Accelerating Analytics Infrastructure

July 6, 2017

By Vineeth Yeddula, CLSSMBB, PMP, CMQ, OE and Michael Hein, MD, MS, MHCM, FACP Background Healthcare in the US is undergoing major transformation. These changes are driven from multiple fronts, including employers, customers, payers, regulations, and policy changes. It is a dynamic environment that has created uncertainty and a great deal of opportunity. One response […]

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