Patient Care

Standardized Care Hurts Patient Experience - New Study

Standardized Care Hurts Patient Experience -  New Study
St. Paul, Minn.—Which is more important? Standardizing care or ensuring a positive patient experience?
 
To patient advocate Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, a patient-centered national health policy organization based in St. Paul, Minn., there shouldn’t be a trade-off. But new research shows that hospitals that adopt strategies to meet government requirements see a decline in the quality of individual patient experiences.

Latest Attack on Religious and Health Freedoms is One of Many

Latest Attack on Religious and Health Freedoms is One of Many

St. Paul, Minn.— A week after the Obama Administration seemingly “compromised” on the birth control mandate that created a nationwide religious liberty debate, Americans around the country are sending the message loud and clear that the issue is not one of contraception—but of conscience.

Public Responds to Federal Rationing Plan

Public Responds to Federal Rationing Plan

The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), established under Obamacare, asked the American public to comment on the Institute's definition of "patient-centered outcomes research." The deadline was Friday, September 2. Many CCHF supporters responded. In short, PCORI's definition is deceptive and leaves the public thinking that PCORI (pronounced "pea-CORE-ee") is going to do great work. However, the controversial "comparative effectiveness research" will be used by the federal government to make insurance coverage decisions for all citizens.

COMPARISON CHART - Medical Sharing Ministries(MSM)

Compare the three Healthcare Sharing Programs side-by-side: Samaritan Ministries, Medi-Share and Christian Healthcare Ministries.

Minnesota Legislators Enact Government Cookbook of Medicine

MN Puts Bureaucrats at Bedside

Comparison of Patient Safety Bills (H 663 and S 720*) The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act - 2003**

Comparison of Patient Safety Bills (H 663 and S 720**) The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act - 2003

Proposed Federal Guidance Threatens Patient Access to Medication

Importantly, in the drive to limits federal payments for pharmaceuticals, the guidance may lead to limited access to medication for all citizens, not just those patients in federal programs.

HMO Guidelines or New Mandates?

The key to cost-containment is consumer control over health care dollars. Personal financial incentives, such as medical savings accounts and federal health care tax deductions, will drive health care costs down by encouraging individual cost-consciousness. Although HMOs want their enrollees to believe treatment guidelines will provide safer and better medical care, patients should be cautious about embracing an initiative that may use words on a page to limit health care services.