Healthcare Blogs


What are the 5 Determinants of Health?

Five Determinants of Health The scientific community neatly categorizes various factors affecting our Health into 5 groups – The 5 determinants of health. To improve something one has to learn how it works. And to learn how it works one has to take it apart, study the parts and then ...
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What determines our health…Five Health Determinants

In my last blog I had talked about how we are paying more for our healthcare but paying more does not seem to be helping. It is certainly not helping us become healthier or lead longer lives. In fact, recent reports indicate that life expectancy has fallen in the United ...
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Healthcare – Spend more, get less?

Healthcare – Spend more, get less My first behind the scenes view of how the healthcare system works in the US was in 2006. This was before the topic of healthcare began to move to  center-stage.  Rising costs and insurance premiums ensured that we paid attention. What struck me back ...
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Patient Engagement. A miracle?

Really? Is Patient engagement in Healthcare a miracle? You mean people taking care of themselves? …I thought this was obvious. Assumed knowledge. Why is this being hailed as a miracle? A blockbuster drug? However that sounds, patient engagement being a miracle rings true. Why? What is happening here? Lets step back ...
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Healthcare Team Collaboration – Quality and Safety of Patient Care

Healthcare  Team Collaboration Teamwork and inter-personal collaboration are necessary for patient care in a decentralized health system with many levels of health workers. Health care is an integrative profession.  Doctors, nurses, technicians and other professionals from different specialties work together to communicate and share information. These multidisciplinary teams try to ...
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