Empathy Mandate On Its Way

  A recent study described here it the American Medical News is trying to show that doctors can learn empathy from a CD-ROM program. Personally, I this is just another exaggeration for a future product sale. The study examined how often oncologists empathize when patients relay feelings such as fear, sadness or distress. About 50 oncologists…

To Join or Not to Join an ACO

    In a recent business article from the American Medical News they do a a pretty good job explaining the the dilemma doctors have on whether to join an Accountable Care Association.   The goal of an ACO is to “allow fee-for-service payments with a bonus for lowering projected total costs while maintaining or…