Time to Implement a Sensible Healthcare Strategy

With the declining birthrate, healthier lifestyles, and life-prolonging medical discoveries, the percentage of older people in our society is set to increase astronomically. Currently about 32% of the population falls into the 50+ category; a number that is expected to increase by 33% over the next two decades, at which point the 50+ cohort will be the largest single age group. An aging population will bring about a tremendous demand for healthcare services, which will drive up the cost dramatically.

The situation gets even more complicated when one considers that an aging population means a reduced work force. Fewer workers will be contributing to social security funds to care for those no longer working. And, with improvements in healthcare, particularly in geriatrics, the demand for these services will skyrocket, resulting in a shortage of services and a dramatic increase in costs.

A new strategy is needed that anticipates this increase in demand and lays some solid groundwork to avert a disaster of major proportions.

Many experts advocate a Canadian-style government healthcare monopoly

The Importance of Healthcare in Our Life

In our day to day life, it’s our health that gets completely neglected, because we don’t have time for ourselves. We feel that we are healthy and taking proper healthcare measures, but at times this belief turns out to be an illusion. This happens, especially when our hectic lifestyle takes a toll on our health and we fall ill. Sometimes we get diagnosed with such diseases that make us wonder if that could actually happen to us. But then, illness comes unannounced, and this is why we should always be prepared for worst of all situations.

Taking proper healthcare measures is important and that is why it is advisable to take health insurance. Being covered with health insurance proves to be helpful when there is a need of any sort of medical assistance. Health insurance helps in saving a little amount for an individual’s unforeseen future illness. But, people don’t usually think like this when it comes to insurance.

One needs to understand that good health is the real wealth, and this is why it

Why Online Doctor Consultation Is the New ‘In’ Thing in Healthcare

The human body with all its capabilities, is a fragile thing. It is prone to diseases and the ravages of time. Man had to start experimenting with ways to beat back these factors and hence, medicine started evolving with the first stones of civilization.

History has revealed records of medical illnesses and ways to treat them, which dates back to thousands of years ago. With the passage of time, medicinal advance has grown in leaps and bounds. Medicine was treated as an art in the early ages and was heavily tinged with shades of religion and philosophy in certain cultures. Medicine men were considered as spiritual healers who would chant prayers while applying concoctions of herbs on patients to rid them of maladies. Roman and Greek physicians came up with a meticulous system of treatment according to four bodily fluids known as humors. The excess or deficiency of humors would bring with it diseases. In India, Ayurveda was used to treat people as far back as 1500 BC with in-depth knowledge of the human anatomy as well as surgical procedures.

In modern times, medicine is still considered an art, such as the skill required in complex

Uses and Benefits of Lemon

Lemon, a citrus fruit when tasted brings a sour expression on your face. Though not consumed separately, the taste of lemon is unique from others. It has many kinds as well – Bonnie Brae, goes in San Diego, USA, Eureka, a common all place lemon, also called Four season because it has the capability to produce fruit and flowers together all year long, Femminello St. Teresa, that is found in Italy, Yen Ben, resident of Australia. Did you know that lemon is a native of Asia. Lemon though comes into the category of fruit, but is a part of every recipe. Be it fruits or salads or chicken or vegetables or fish, lemon could be added in almost everything and bring out a better taste of it. Name one dish whose taste will not be improved after the addition of lemon in it (with tea as an exception). Lemon is an absolute all-rounder with endless benefits. Apart from its culinary qualities lemon can be used in a lot of things.

  • Lemon is basically the home of Vitamin C. C is the vitamin that your body requires most. It helps in maintaining the functions of the body

Medical and Healthcare Answering Service

Making a call to a healthcare answering service helps you in locating the most appropriate specialist at the earliest and this will assure the fastest treatment for any ailment that befalls you. Remember that some medical situations call for immediate attention from a reputed surgeon or physician. Any delay could be the cause of intense distress or even may lead to a life threatening condition. Therefore it is imperative that everyone keeps a tab on the nearest answering service that deals with bringing you in contact with medical personnel. There are thousands of such centers spread all over the nation and in almost every nook and corner of the American cities including the State of Florida.

The purpose of an answering organization is to ensure that you reach the right service with minimum loss of time for availing whatever facility you desire. One can always look up any service including medical category on Internet or the telephone guides, however it is sometimes tiresome to browse through hundreds of pages and locate the right service. This is where the answering call centers come into play who manages to keep a vast database of diverse services for various accounts.

Why You Should Find a Doctor Who You Can Get Along With

It is always important to deal with people who you can easily get along with. When it comes to medical issues, this is not any different. You should find someone who you are very comfortable speaking to as this is the very first step to great communication. This is also the best way to ensure that you can express your health issues and get help as soon as the need arises. When you can communicate with your doctor, you will access medical advice easily. You can have solutions that suit your daily habits and values. Such a doctor can also connect you to any other health care specialists and providers that you may need.

For those who do not have a doctor, or anyone who wants to make a switch, then you should find one. Regardless of why you need to talk to a doctor, you should always find someone that you can talk to freely and one that you can trust with your issues. There are some of us who will stick to one doctor just because we do not want their feelings to be hurt. However, every doctor understands that everyone has got their

Practice Transformation

It is time for healthcare providers to transform into practices that are able to deliver better care at a lower cost with higher patient satisfaction-the Triple Aim. This is what payers-both private and governmental-want. They have no other choice, as we shall see. Those providers who understand this and are willing to work with payers to meet these goals will probably be more successful as time goes on. The practice transformation will be long and hard but those who are willing to ‘perspire’ while focusing on the Triple Aim will succeed and the staff, both clinicians and support staff, may enjoy the journey as their patients become healthier.

It is my goal in this newsletter to explain why the transformation is necessary and to share some ideas about the ways that a practice may take in order to succeed. In newsletters in 2018 I will also address some other approaches that practices can take to be successful. Some of these will be based upon my experiences in helping clients to transform and others will come from literature that I read frequently as well as from my contacts with local provider networks.

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A Healthy Lifestyle Is Not a New Year Resolution, It’s a Discipline

A healthy lifestyle from the start will decide how you will be in your midlife and beyond. However it won’t happen unless you make the right choices. Work out, eat healthy, sleep well and you will set yourself on the path to success. After about 40, most people have achieved biological adulthood, which is a nicer way to saying you have boarded the slow train to your inevitable mortality. You will start to realize the slow and gradual decline in your response to bodily activities and the resulting resistance in your bodily functions.

Eating unhealthy processed food, irregular sleep pattern and inactivity create low level inflammatory response in your body. This inflammation gradually increases overtime, contributing directly to the germination of every major disease plaguing mankind – obesity, diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver disease, just to name a few.

The first and foremost thing to focus on is Nutrition – what you eat. Add lots of green leafy vegetables, whole grains, organic poultry, dairy and fruits in your daily diet. Keep your body hydrated. Drink plenty of water and raw fruit juice as fluids help keeping body temperature low and removes toxins through perspiration (sweat) and

How to Distinguish Between Policies and Procedures for Social Care Services

The terms policy and procedures are crucial to an organization and are interdependent. However, there is some wide dissimilarity between the two that are important to take notice of. The term policy is a plan for action and it impacts on an organization. It is reactive as it is created with a purpose of getting response to a current pressing problem. On the other hand procedures are footsteps that help one to achieve excellence with the policy.

Differences between policies and procedures for social care services are-

What is a policy?

A policy gives an organization the all-purpose direction provided by a set of rules that is made up by the top executive leadership. It is a general principle that top executives have agreed and each employee being a part of the association will abide by. A policy maker is someone who makes decisions for a collective group or organization. It is a high level rule that is supported by the organizations procedures.

A policy can be both reactive (as mentioned earlier) and pro-active. That means it is a course of action designed to prevent a problem or an issue.

Considering the