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Read the Krasnoff Blog at Krasnoff Quality Management Institute. KQMI is a leader in health care quality improvement. The Krasnoff Institute is pleased to offer the Krasnoff Blog, where Dr. Dlugacz and other KQMI professionals have a voice in addressing policies, reforms and issues currently affecting healthcare organizations and the patients they treat.

Why Do Health Disparities Matter?

First, let’s understand what we are talking about when we talk about disparities in health and health care. They’re different. Disparities in health refers to illnesses that one population group has when compared to another. Sickle cell anemia, for example, is thought to be more prevalent among African Americans than Caucasians. Health care disparities refers… Read more »

Understanding Telemedicine

It seems like everyone’s talking about telemedicine these days. And why not?  Technology is taking over many industries and services.  Why not medicine?  Telemedicine refers to the remote delivery of health care services using telecommunications technology.  It was developed to help make medical care more accessible, especially to patients living in remote rural areas, and… Read more »

Is Your Consent Really Informed?

Informed consent is based on the moral and legal principle that you, as the patient, are in control of the decisions you make about your health care and that you have the right to make decisions about medical interventions, such as tests or treatments. If consent is not obtained before a test or procedure, it… Read more »

Does It Make A Difference If Your Doctor Is A Woman Or A Man?

Many people, when considering a doctor, evaluate whether or not the doctor accepts the insurance the patient has, or perhaps considers his or her credentials, education, certifications, hospital affiliations, convenience of the office, and so on, but a new study, just published in JAMA Internal Medicine (JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):206-213. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7875) suggests there is another… Read more »

Why Hack Health Care Data?

In the last few years, millions of health care records have been hacked by cybercriminals, the most recent target (December, 2016) was the lab, Quest Diagnostics, which had 34,000 patient records stolen. Anthem (an insurer) had tens of millions of records stolen from a database that had not been encrypted. Once these records are stolen,… Read more »

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