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The Impact of the Election on Healthcare

The Impact of the Election on Healthcare

For our Annual Winter Conference this year, we will have as our keynote speaker, Scott Becker, Founder & Publisher of Becker’s Healthcare. The date of our virtual meeting is next Thursday, Dec. 10th at 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time. Scott will be sharing with us the impact of election results and insurance coverage statistics as well as projections on: COVID 19 in 2021 including vaccines Supreme Court ACA Medicare for all and Biden’s recommendation to reduce Medicare age Drug price negotiations…

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Interactive Conversation Sept. 10th with Dr. Stacey Rizza, Mayo Clinic Infectious Disease Specialist

Interactive Conversation Sept. 10th with Dr. Stacey Rizza, Mayo Clinic Infectious Disease Specialist

Greetings, This is a “can’t miss”  opportunity this Thursday to hear Dr. Stacey Rizza, the Executive Medical Director for International Academic Affairs at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. speak to our DMSG Community. In addition to her role as Executive Medical Director for International Affairs, Dr. Rizza is the Associate Dean of the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, the Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center and President of the Mayo Clinic Staff. She has also served…

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SEPT. 10TH MEETING UPDATE NEWS FOR DMSG COMMUNITY

SEPT. 10TH MEETING UPDATE NEWS FOR DMSG COMMUNITY

Greetings, On Sept. 10th at 12:30 p.m. MDT, the DMSG will have Stacey Rizza, MD, Executive Medical Director for International Academic Affairs and Infectious Disease Physician at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota as our guest speaker. She has served on committees and held roles within the Infectious Disease Society of America, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). In late April, Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Rizza, consulted with Hilton properties as it collaborated with Reckitt Benckiser…

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COVID-19: Are We Kidding Ourselves When We choose to wear or not wear Face Masks???

COVID-19: Are We Kidding Ourselves When We choose to wear or not wear Face Masks???

COVID-19: Are We Kidding Ourselves When We choose to wear or not wear Face Masks??? Greetings, There continues to be more things to talk about in healthcare now, primarily because the covid pandemic has magnified all the negative issues in healthcare but also some of the positive issues. One of the potential positive issues relates to something that we all have an opinion about—face masks!! Some say it’s political and others say “no, it’s all healthcare related”. Some won’t wear…

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The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Highlighted Hospitals Weaknesses Study by the Lown Institute

The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Highlighted Hospitals Weaknesses Study by the Lown Institute

The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Highlighted Hospitals Weaknesses Recently we shared one of DMSG Advisory Board Members, Rachel Rogers, MS, BSN-RN, Assistant Academic Director, Healthcare Management Program, University of Denver, University College’s white paper on our website about the dynamics of determining which hospital to go to for quality care, reasonable cost and accessibility to providers. Rachel put this white paper together prior to the outbreak of the Coronoavirus. We were interested in finding a way to determine which hospital to…

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Five Questions & Responses Providers Shared on DMSG Survey 6.23.20

Five Questions & Responses Providers Shared on DMSG Survey 6.23.20

June 23rd DMSG Meeting Survey Responses of Healthcare Providers As part of the Planning Tool Survey that we did at our June 23rd DMSG meeting, pur guest speaker, Dana Jacoby, suggested that we add the following five questions to gain an understanding of what our healthcare providers were dealing with during this COVID-19 pandemic. I think you’ll enjoy seeing their responses below. Here they are: +Has COVID-19 caused you to reduce your services to the community? 60% said No 40%…

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Saving Your Health, One Mask at a Time

Saving Your Health, One Mask at a Time

  Greetings to you on this fine Colorado day of May 19, 2020. If you’ve been barraged with articles about face masks, comments about why they don’t work although many people are wearing them. I have opinion about face masks as I’m sure most everyone else does too. Check out the link to the article below. It’s the most helpful one I’ve seen so far to determine how and when to use face masks in combination with hand washing, not…

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Single-Payer Health Care in California: Here’s What It Would Take

Single-Payer Health Care in California: Here’s What It Would Take

“California Voters are Thinking about the Fundamental Values Associates with Single-Payer but Almost Zero Voters have Thought About the Policy Implications.” I have been out of the loop the past two weeks on vacation back to my “roots”. While I was gone, some news came out from the New York Times on May 25th. The article summarizes political talk in California about Single-Payer Health Care in California. It brings back some memories of the 2016 Amendment 69 here in Colorado. …

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Warranty or Money Back Guarantee–Who Does This?

Warranty or Money Back Guarantee–Who Does This?

Warranty or Money Back Guarantee?  It’s shocking to hear about a medical clinic, hospital, or doctor’s office willing to give a money-back guarantee, but our understanding is that it is being done.  In fact there is one healthcare organization that started doing this several years ago, Geisinger Health Systems in Danville, PA. Dr. Glenn Steele, CEO Emeritus, began the concept as a “waranty” to patients for specific surgical procedures. Other health system leaders have said “Don’t do the warranty concept.”…

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Medical Tourism In Colorado? We’re Trying to Determine if it’s so!

Medical Tourism In Colorado? We’re Trying to Determine if it’s so!

In preparation for our Feb. 21st DMSG meeting with our keynote speaker, Jonathan Edelheit, CEO and Co-Founder of the Medical Tourism Association, we are looking for a Colorado hospital  or a large medical group that is involved with medical tourism. If you know of someone who is doing this either  internationally or domestically or would like to, we’d like to know. This will be helpful in understanding how medical tourism, especially domestically, would work here in Colorado as it is…

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