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The Two Surprising Factors in Health IT Adoption

Posted by Lawrence Kerr on Thu, May 25, 2017 @ 06:03 AM

mitchell-hollander-205952.jpg75% of healthcare providers in the US agree that the adoption of Health IT is crucial to the future of health. But the adoption of Health IT lags behind this vision.

Why?  Well, The Future of Health Index report by Philips identified two central issues holding back Health IT adoption in the US.

The factors they identified resonated greatly with us at ClickCare, both as barriers that we see to telemedicine and to healthcare collaboration adoption -- as well as being core design principles in how we created iClickCare.

The two factors identified in the report as key to Health IT adoption are time and trust.

When it comes to TIME, Health IT has to be thoughtful about saving providers time within their existing workflow. “We’re focused on technology restoring time to the doctor, the nurse or the caregiver so they can use that time to interact with the patient,” Brian Donley, M.D., chief of staff at the Cleveland Clinic told FierceHealthcare.

Specifically, most health systems are skeptical about technologies that become burdensome for providers, rather than improving their workflow and integrating with the patient interaction. This is why iClickCare is built to work on iPhones, and fit with the existing workflow and technology of providers -- not create the scheduling fiascos of video conferencing or requiring expensive, time-consuming-to-learn hardware.

TRUST is the other key to Health IT adoption that the report identified. "I think we’re not there yet on the trusting relationships that have to be built to develop better partnerships among the patients, among the industry, among the payers and that disruptive innovator,” Donley said to Fierce Healthcare.

We've found the same to be true with iClickCare -- that collaboration and trust across the continuum of care are fundamental to telemedicine adoption. Where it exists, innovation thrives. That said, we've also found that using iClickCare can actually increase trust among providers -- increased communication and coordination starts to take down barriers to real collaboration.

Time and trust are two things that every provider is aware of and feels are scarce in today's medical context -- and our mission at ClickCare is to cultivate both through healthcare collaboration. These twi things are too precious to ignore.

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Tags: telemedicine, healthcare collaboration

What Aging In Place and Telemedicine Have In Common

Posted by Lawrence Kerr on Tue, May 23, 2017 @ 06:04 AM

dan-gold-224245.jpgAs the Baby Boomer population gets older, many in this independent generation are prioritizing Aging in Place. It's more and more common to want to remain at home, with necessary accommodations and supports, rather than spending years in an Assisted Living or Long Term Care facility. 

Most of us can certainly understand the reasons behind wanting to be at home as we retire and get older. But what may not be as obvious are the many changes a home would need to be an adequate place for people with mobility issues or other impairments.

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard identifies three things that suitable houses for Aging in Place will need: step-less entrances, single-floor living, and wide hallways and doorways for wheelchair use.  

Less than 4% of all US homes meet these requirements. 

A recent article in the New York Times looked at the movements and initiatives to try to meet these challenges, creating the conditions for older people to stay in their homes successfully, even with decreased mobility.

For instance, the National Association of Home Builders now has a program so that contractors can become Certified Aging in Place Specialists, or CAPS. CAPS practitioners include contractors, occupational therapists, and interior designers -- and often work in projects involving all three. 

These principles that allow folks to stay in their homes as they age, highlight components of healthcare that we think are key to the modern age of health -- and key to any telemedicine project -- but are often undervalued or underrecognized. Interestingly, these Aging in Place projects are often excellent places where telemedicine can be used successfully -- but in this post, we're interested in looking at what the two movements have in common, in themselves.

4 things Aging in Place and telemedicine have in common:

  • People demand more for themselves than just disease prevention.
    The Aging in Place movement is about health and quality of life, not just treating disease. This is increasingly the perspective of so many Americans and it fits well with pay-for-performance rather than pay-for-service models. Similarly, healthcare collaboration using telemedicine is about more than just treating disease -- it's about providing excellent care, for the whole patient, taking into account their life context and other needs.
  • Modern solutions involve multiple professional perspectives.
    According to the New York Times, the most successful adaptation solutions came from the work of occupational therapists collaborating with builders. Their complementary skillsets created the most practical solutions. Of course, telemedicine-based care coordination facilitates this kind of collaboration across the medical system -- with the most practical solutions as outcomes.
  • Key improvements don’t have to be expensive.
    So many of the Aging in Place modifications can be accomplished for just hundreds of dollars. In healthcare, as costs balloon, we get used to "if it's more expensive, it's probably better" models. Low-cost telemedicine implementations, that don't require expensive hardware, are more proof that key improvements don't always cost more.
  • Good design is good design.
    One of the key tenants in the Aging in Place model is that good design for older people is actually just good design for all people (usually termed "universal design.") For instance, the ramp for a wheelchair is also better for the mom pushing a stroller full of kids and groceries. This is one of the foundactions of iClickCare's design -- it's made to be so easy to use that everyone, even providers that are rushed or at different levels of training, can benefit from it without a lot of stress. 

We applaud each and every one of the CAPS graduates and look forward to seeing more results of their work. We're proud to be on the journey with them. 

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Tags: telemedicine, long term care, care coordination, healthcare collaboration, aging in place

Is Telemedicine Cost Effectiveness Hard to Measure?

Posted by Lawrence Kerr on Thu, May 18, 2017 @ 06:43 AM

telemedicinecosteffectiveness.jpegA couple of decades ago, we started one of the first telemedicine programs in the country — a pilot program at a school-based health clinic.

Using clunky cameras and imperfect software, we were able to electronically connect passionate nurse practitioners with a pediatrician. For cases that would normally necessitate the parent leaving work, and taking the child out of school for an in-office visit, the nurse practitioners were able to quickly resolve most issues and get kids back to class.

At that time, the questions we got were of functionality: Are the cameras high resolution enough to convey the rash? Is telemedicine safe? Can a case really be communicated outside of an in-person conversation? Of course, times have changed. In 2017, telemedicine’s efficacy, logic, and impact has been demonstrated repeatedly. Every smartphone has a camera with dramatically better resolution than you’d ever need — and every pocket has a smartphone. Many patients are familiar with this kind of communication and are even demanding it.

The concerns have shifted from questions of functionality (will this work?) to questions of cost-effectiveness (will this make us money?)

So we were curious to read a recent research report called, “Cost-Utility and Cost-Effectiveness Studies of Telemedicine, Electronic, and Mobile Health Systems in the Literature: A Systematic Review."

The biggest takeaway of the report is: "There are few cost-utility and cost-effectiveness studies for e-health and m-health systems in the literature. Some cost-effectiveness studies demonstrate that telemedicine can reduce the costs, but not all. Among the main limitations of the economic evaluations of telemedicine systems are the lack of randomized control trials, small sample sizes, and the absence of quality data and appropriate measures."

In other words: it's not proven whether telemedicine is cost effective because there haven't been large scale studies completed.

Of course, we've found with many hospitals, clinics, and providers, that the ROI of using iClickCare is substantial, positive, and almost immediate. The demands of value-based pricing and the exigencies of the modern healthcare system make telemedicine almost indispensable for many providers and hospitals.

But we agree that more comprehensive, sophisticated studies are needed. 

So if you are someone who is considering using telemedicine for healthcare collaboration and care coordination, then you don't need a randomized study -- you want to know if the ROI will be adequate for you. In fact, the above study pulls out some important considerations when it comes to analyzing whether telemedicine will save you money in addition to improving care.

We recommend keeping three things in mind when looking at the cost effectiveness analyses of telemedicine:

  1. 1. Different kinds of telemedicine have different rates of Return on Investment. Different forms of technology need to be separated and then tested. Videoconferencing technologies and Store-and-Forward technologies both have roles in improving health. They each require totally different approaches and resources -- and have different ROIs.

  2. 2. Different approaches to delivery sites have different costs. Mobile and fixed-site use varies dramatically when it comes to the cost of devices, as well as the economic benefits of the programs. To further confuse things, the technology is evolving rapidly and can significantly affect any cost calculation.

  3. 3. Cost effectiveness is a macro-economic issue. Even very robust studies tend to not reflect the bigger dynamics at play in our megalith of a healthcare system. Overall, the cost effectiveness of telemedicine will vary the most depending on the macro-economic and policy decisions being made at a large scale. That said, a given healthcare provider or hospital system can see immediate, positive benefits to using telemedicine if expensive hardware isn't involved. While the overall trend waits for the nation, we see providers and hospitals finding phenomenal ROI in the meantime. 


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Tags: care coordination, telemedicine law, telemedice reimbursement,, cost effectiveness

Why Better Care Is Sometimes Cheaper Care

Posted by Lawrence Kerr on Thu, May 04, 2017 @ 05:03 AM

money-1.jpgCommon sense tells us that there is a direct relationship between the cost of something and the quality of it.

A $2,000 junker simply isn't as reliable as a $15,000 car. And despite some experience to the contrary, we often assume the same is true in medicine. We often figure better care is simply more expensive.

But common sense can sometimes fail us when it comes to money, or to health. It's better care to avoid a readmission, and it saves money across the system. It's better care for the patient to go to fewer (but more impactful) visits, and it saves money across the system.

And recently, we came across one particularly striking example of a better treatment that is also the less expensive course of care.

The New York Times did a thoughtful review of literature showing that "the overwhelming majority [of knee replacement patients] recover equally well and may experience fewer complications if they go home directly from the hospital and get outpatient rehabilitation instead of spending days or weeks in a costly rehab facility."

The issue is that the category of care that is BOTH cheaper AND better is a category of care that requires sophisticated care coordination. 

When double knee replacement patients go home instead of going to a rehab facility, they only do better IF they have prepared their home and made the accommodations in their lives to have the physical space and the support they need -- and if their medical providers have the tools to collaborate with each other and with the patient in the case of any issues, complications, or backsliding.

We tend to believe that the "simple" way to make sure providers are in touch is to have the patient stay in the rehab facility. That way there are eyes on the patient, and we think providers are talking to each other. But the proof is beginning to pile up that the "get them in the building" approach doesn't improve outcomes, doesn't actually improve healthcare collaboration, and certainly doesn't keep costs contained. It's a vestige of our old healthcare system -- and we providers deserve better and our patients deserve better.

There are more and more rewards for providing care that gets the best results and is also cost-efficient. But we need to have the healthcare collaboration and care coordination tools in place to make it possible.

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Tags: telemedicine, medical collaboration, care coordination, healthcare collaboration

Nurse-Led Models of Care Innovating in Healthcare Collaboration

Posted by Lawrence Kerr on Wed, May 03, 2017 @ 06:05 AM

Nurses.jpgWe've found, throughout our careers, that nurses can be some of the most innovative, effective medical providers in the healthcare system.

So we weren't surprised to read a RAND research report summarizing the deep success of three nurse-designed care models.

Their commonalities have a lot to teach all medical providers… and their challenges illuminate the challenges that all who seek to improve medicine tend to face.

RAND researchers examined three nurse-designed care models that have been recognized by the American Academy of Nursing's Edge Runner program: Centering Pregnancy, INSIGHTS into Children's Temperament (INSIGHTS), and Family Practice and Counseling Network (the Network). The Edge Runner program supports innovative care models, designed by nurses, that advance a holistic care model for an underserved population.

These care models were all exceptionally successful and had these commonalities: 

  • Collaboration with diverse partners and major hospital systems
  • Fostering social support systems
  • An understanding of "non-healthcare" needs of patients: stresses, overall health, and community context. 
  • Focus on integrating health services and systems.
  • Commitment to empowering patients.
  • A dedicated "champion" nurse that pioneers collaborative efforts.

The common thread? These initiatives focus on healthcare collaboration -- in the broadest sense -- and do care coordination at a high level. In other words, these programs are models and pioneers for the future of healthcare.

Their barriers and obstacles, then, are equally interesting: 

  • Sustainable funding.
  • Societal bias to individual care. 
  • A tendency of health care providers to "stay inside the walls"
  • Inconsistent training. 


These programs are models for all of us who are working to improve healthcare -- and their barriers are sobering reminders of the barriers we all face. But we applaud these nurses' efforts and hope that we can contribute in some way to their success. 

 

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Tags: medical collaboration, care coordination, healthcare collaboration

4 Key Takeaways From Leaders on Medical Collaboration & Engagement

Posted by Lawrence Kerr on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 @ 06:01 AM

rope.jpgAs medical providers, we almost universally want to improve healthcare, increase our own sense of satisfaction, decrease burnout for ourselves and our colleagues, and improve the care we give our patients.

That's all good, but on a busy Thursday, these important goals have a way of taking a back seat to what feels most urgent in our practice.

So a recent web conference advancing these goals piqued our interest as being a great example of healthcare providers taking action.
You may not have had the time to attend the conference, so we put together the the most powerful takeaways, from insights via our friends at Fierce Healthcare as well as the conference content.

4 Takeaways from Thought Leaders on Medical Collaboration and Patient Engagement:

  • Medical collaboration isn't a "bleeding heart" idea -- it's key to our core goals as medical providers.
    The goal of the topics covered in the conference were to "improve patient outcomes and experiences, create stronger feedback loops, and inspire clinician performance." These are quite possibly the most important goals facing medicine today, so we see this work as fundamental. 

  • There are a lot of people crucial to care that aren't traditional medical providers. 
    We talk a lot about the importance of providers across the continuum of care, when it comes to medical teams. None of us is as smart as all of us; and every provider -- nurse, aide, specialist -- plays a key role with different perspectives. David A. Asch, M.D., executive director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, and Michele E. Heisler, M.D., professor of internal medicine and health behavior at the University of Michigan, both emphasized an additional layer. Peer support and coaching programs can support better care management, since we tend to make better choices when our choices are visible.

  • Medical collaboration teams can change medicine -- but demand changes to how we work.
    Nirav Shah, M.D., senior vice president and chief operating officer for clinical operations at Kaiser Permanente Southern California, outlined something that can seem impossible: the "zero-day stay", in which the patient experience is integrated end-to-end, care is coordinated across the continuum of care, and every aspect is team-based. It paints a picture of cost savings, huge provider satisfaction, better regulatory compliance, and better outcomes. This is achievable. But it demands that we learn to work differently. It means that we need a medical collaboration tool that allows us to work asynchronously, since collaboration can't depend on coordinating schedules or it simply won't work. It demands "care teams that work together effectively and where all members are engaged in the process with patients, said Toyin Ayaji, M.D., chief medical officer of Commonwealth Care Alliance, an integrated delivery network. And, Dr. Ayaji clarified, "A program like this requires trust and confidence between each member of the care team to succeed."

  • Patients must be part of the team.
    Patients need to be a part of the team literally (patients need a way to collaborate with providers on their own care). And they need to be a part of the team in the sense that their full experience and context and "real life" have to be a part of the care plan. With value-based systems in full swing, this inclusion is no longer a "nice to have" -- it's core to what creates good outcomes. 

We applaud the team that put on the "Hardwiring Patient Engagement to Deliver Better Health" conference. We believe they're asking the right questions, and starting to make the path towards solutions. 

We're glad to be on that journey with them. 

 

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Tags: medical collaboration, good medicine, care coordination, healthcare collaboration

A Doctor Removed His Own Appendix and Here's What Happened.

Posted by Lawrence Kerr on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 @ 06:01 AM

Frozen-Snow.jpgThis American Life reports, "In 1961, a Russian doctor got appendicitis at a Soviet Antarctic station, and so he needed emergency surgery to remove his appendix or he would probably die. And he was the one doctor there, snowed in during a blizzard. And so he had to figure out what to do.

And so this Russian, a 27-year-old surgeon named Leonid Rogozov removed his own appendix and lived." In the end, he recovered fully and two weeks later, he was back on the job as a surgeon."

Ira Glass, from This American Life, interviewed Dr. Doug Smink, a surgeon and associate professor at Harvard Medical school, about the story.

Dr. Smink says, "Probably most impressive to me, though, is what is the mental aspect of this. And he obviously had the perfect personality to pull this off. And then to have the courage, but also the wherewithal to assemble a team and explain to them what they were going to do while he had appendicitis."

At one point, Glass asks Dr. Smink whether he could have done the surgery on himself.

He paused. It was clear that the interviewer was expecting an answer of "Likely not." But the surgeon ended up saying, "I'd like to think I could, if given no other option."

Like many healthcare providers, I have performed minor surgery in a cave and in a restaurant. I've given people turning purple the Heimlich maneuver on the airport tarmac.

So many of us work in adverse conditions every day. And because we take our oath so seriously, in some ways it's not anything special -- it's just what we do.

This really is an amazing story of discipline, courage and ingenuity. But to me, it is a story that highlights the everyday discipline, courage, and ingenuity of all medical providers -- demonstrated so strikingly by the doctor in Antarctica. As Doctor's Day passes, I'm taking a moment to applaud what healthcare providers do everyday. They're not lauded as heroes for it; but they are heroes, nonetheless.

 

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Tags: good medicine, emergency medicine

3 Reasons Medical Collaboration Improves Adherence to Medications

Posted by Lawrence Kerr on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 @ 06:02 AM

pills-861x574.jpgA new review in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that poor adherence to medication causes about 125,000 deaths per year and at least 10 percent of hospitalizations. 

These aren't minor medications that are being ignored, either. A third of kidney transplant patients don't take their anti-rejection medications. 41% of heart attack patients don't take their blood pressure medications.

So what are healthcare providers to do?
The problem (of course) doesn't have a quick fix. The New York Times quotes Bruce Bender, co-director of the Center for Health Promotion at National Jewish Health in Denver as saying, “Non-adherence is a huge problem, and there’s no one solution because there are many different reasons why it happens.”

Another physician, Dr. William Shrank, chief medical officer at the University of Pittsburgh Health Plan, continues, “There are so many reasons patients don’t adhere -- the prescription may be too complicated, they get confused, they don’t have symptoms, they don’t like the side effects, they can’t pay for the drug, or they believe it’s a sign of weakness to need medication.”  

We believe that medical collaboration and care coordination, especially using a platform like iClickCare can play a big role in improving adherence. It's the multifactorial nature of non-adherence that makes medical collaboration such a good tool.

3 ways Medical Collaboration Can Help Improve Adherence to Prescribed Medications:

  • Facilitating understanding of a patient's context.
    One reason that patients stop taking medication is because there is something else in their lives that makes the medication impractical, uncomfortable, or unsustainable to take. Sometimes patients don't speak up about these issues at the time of prescription. However, if a patient's providers are collaborating, the provider who knows the most about the patient's life can be an advocate to the other providers for treatment and medication that will work in the patient's life.
  • Improving communication among a patient's providers so providers affirm and support other providers' medications.
    Sometimes, a treatment plan becomes circuitous -- and the medication provided by your last doctor maybe not be actively supported by your next doctor. If providers can easily collaborate, treatment plans can be understood and managed, end-to-end, rather than treated in a piecemeal fashion (leading to non-adherence.) 
  • Allowing more follow-up questions from patients after the visit.
    We all know it can be hard to ask all the questions you want during a single medical visit. If your provider has an easy way to collaborate with other physicians (for instance, a specialist that you only saw once) it is a lot easier to resolve a quick concern about a medication so that you can continue taking it with a clear mind.

 

Medical Collaboration and care coordination can't solve all of non-adherence, of course. But it can help with several of the factors that contribute to it. Especially if you use a tool that makes it easy to collaborate without interrupting providers' busy schedules. It makes collaborating more practical for providers and makes adherence more practical for patients. 

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Tags: medical collaboration, care coordination

Is the Licensure Compact Good or Bad for Care Coordination?

Posted by Lawrence Kerr on Thu, Apr 13, 2017 @ 06:00 AM

Map-Blank-Notebook-Pen-and-Laptop-1.jpgIn the last week, 18 states signed on to a common licensure process, allowing physicians to apply for expedited licensure in all or some of the participating 18 states.

This has long been a goal of telemedicine and telehealth advocates. The lack of a common license has made it difficult to provide care from one state when the patient was in another. If a doctor had wanted to practice in all 18 states and filled out applications for each sequentially, it could have taken four to eight years, tens of thousands of dollars, and hundreds of hours of form filing and document gathering.Licensure certainly brings standardization and review of qualifications to protect the public. It prevents bad doctors from moving to be just a step ahead of the posse as they flee from misadventure. It also acts as an income source for states (via fees) and protection from competition for doctors already in the state.

A licensure compact is regarded as a great step forward for the patient. Access to care can be instantaneous and at a distance. It also solves the problem of mal-distribution of doctors. In theory, over populated cities could share their providers with sparsely served rural areas. This of course, assumes that already too-busy doctors want to work harder to care for strangers far away. Time will tell if this is valid or a mere shibboleth that sounds true but really is not.

We have other concerns, however. We know that three problems continue to grow and increasingly affect patient care safety and satisfaction:

1. Silos are becoming predominant
2. There is too much knowledge for any single person to absorb (never mind, master.)
3. No provider has enough time to struggle with telephone tag and HIPAA

Together these issues, combined with introverted personalities, result in a failure to collaborate. This failure results in outcomes that we have described before: lower quality, higher errors, and provider burnout.

Of course, licensure across state lines makes all of this worse. Teams cannot be built without trust and communication. When the caregiver is more important than the prescriber, an unknown, unproven and unrelated prescription can only be made on technical terms alone and not in concert with those who know the patient best.

However, what we advocate for -- true coordination of care and true medical collaboration -- doesn't necessitate licensure across state lines. The consulting physician who is geographically close to the patient remains responsible for the care, even as they collaborate with physicians from across the US or even internationally.

If a sore throat becomes a strep septicemia, when abdominal pain becomes an ectopic pregnancy -- then the patient needs to have a collaborating team somewhere that understands each other, trusts each other and is aware of the attitudes -- as well as ability -- of each member. Teams can always cross state lines, even when licenses can't. 

 

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Tags: medical collaboration, care coordination, regulatory issues

Why You Can't Afford to Ignore Art as a Healthcare Provider

Posted by Lawrence Kerr on Wed, Apr 05, 2017 @ 03:05 PM

Rembrandt-Anatomy-Lesson-Dr.-Tulp-1024x775.jpegWe've always been enchanted and even obsessed with art, medicine, and the art of medicine. These are our passions, and the foundation of ClickCare.

Our co-founder, Cheryl, did a dual major at Smith College in Art History and Biochemistry. I've always loved the beauty and art in photography, video, woodworking, and in reconstructive surgery itself. And the entire iClickCare app is based on a profound appreciation of simplicity in design, and the nuanced art of medicine.

But, so many people ask -- with healthcare providers under such pressure, is it really practical to think about art in the context of medicine?We recently came across a New York times piece looking at new educational initiatives training medical providers and medical students to use art as a way of being better doctors.

Their goal was to help the new provider to become a more "thoughtful and meticulous observer." It may sound esoteric but the results are significant and hard-hitting. In fact, students of an art-and-medicine class at Yale were 10% more likely to pick up on important details on their patients, than did their peers. And students in a visual skills class made 38% more observations on a visual physical exam of their patients than did their peers.

When these educators speak of "training the eye" through art, that is precisely what we aim for in the iClickCare environment. Early on in iClickCare's history, people were surprised that we included photos in our collaboration tool. Originally, photos were deemed too high tech, and cameras too hard to operate. These days, so many people think secure texting is the way to go. But secure texting simply transmits a question, it doesn't improve our practice as doctors, teams, or as observers. When we use pictures, videos, and multidisciplinary conversations to care for our patients, we're not just doing medical collaboration for that individual patient, we're profoundly improving our capacity as healthcare providers and as healthcare teams.

The reality is that with iClickCare, we advance many of the same goals that are identified in these art and medicine classes. With the goal being to help healthcare providers:

  • Think broadly
  • Consider multiple interpretations
  • Observe closely
  • Empathize with the whole patient
  • Understand the context for your patient's condition.

As Harvard's Dr. Joel Katz (professor of Training the Eye: Improving the Art of Physical Diagnosis) shared, "We’re trying to teach them to trust their vision, to look carefully before making judgments.”

We're amazed that so many in the medical field see medical collaboration and medical photography as "optional" or as a "nice to have". If the third leading cause of death is medical errors, then these skills are far from optional -- they're life or death. 


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