Apr 3 2014

Improve Work/Life Balance With Volunteering

Volunteering can have positive effects on your personal life, as well as your work life. Once a week, I participate in an ongoing volunteer project as an after-school reading buddy. Created by JCY Westchester Community Partners, a charitable organization based in Yonkers, our reading buddy group consists of 10 or so volunteers who meet with [...]

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Jan 17 2014

The Harm Caused By Malpractice “Consent Clauses”

Physicians have the option to purchase medical malpractice insurance policies, which, at the cost of higher premiums, include special “consent clauses.” These clauses stipulate that doctors being sued for malpractice must first give consent before their insurance companies can settle any claims filed against them. There are a number of reasons why these types of [...]

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Dec 5 2013

Will Access To Clinicians’ Notes Improve Patient Safety?

I just came upon a stirring article in the New England Journal of Medicine, entitled “The Road toward Fully Transparent Medical Records” (sic). It’s a little long, but well worth reading, because it contains truly revolutionary ideas. By now, everyone in the healthcare field, and some patients, have become aware of the increasing use of [...]

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