By Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS As the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center for nearly two decades and the director of Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship programs for our cancer center, I made a conscious decision to incorporate patients with metastatic cancers into our survivorship programs, and not exclude them, as commonly happens. […]
By Joseph T. Kelley, III, Esquire Experts project that serving patients under the Maryland medical cannabis law will begin in the spring or summer of 2017. Although physicians play a key role in the law, many physicians remain reluctant to participate. As of late July, only about 145 physicians had registered in the program. Common […]
By Mark Norris There are typically three approaches considered when valuing a physician practice – market, income and asset-based. In theory, these are very similar to the approaches that a real estate appraiser uses when appraising. Within each approach, there are multiple valuation methods. The following summarizes the more common methods used. Market Approach Within […]
By Linda Harder While barriers to telemedicine still exist, more widespread reimbursement, less onerous credentialing requirements and greater patient and provider acceptance is fueling the growth of this practice. The American Telemedicine Association defines telemedicine as “the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical […]
As summer ends and we kick into gear with hectic fall routines, we tackle weightier medical topics in September/October 2016 issue like the oft-promised ‘cure’ for cancer. After decades of fits and starts in developing better detection and treatment of cancer, the U.S. has launched a ‘Cancer Moonshot’ to accelerate research efforts, including more targeted therapies. […]
The U.S. has announced a ‘Cancer Moonshot’ to accelerate research efforts, including more targeted therapies. Experts discuss the current state of these therapies for lung and liver cancer, and how molecular and multidisciplinary tumor boards can help.
It seems that EHRs are finally generating a worthwhile return on investment, at least in terms of their ability to track and improve healthcare outcomes through data mining. Our cover story on better joint replacements starts with a segment on the work that a few of our region’s leading orthopaedists are doing to develop robust […]
By Farshad Adib, MD Case FJ is a 57-year-old male who had bilateral hip replacement and needed a right hip revision arthroplasty due to acetabular osteolysis and multiple hip dislocations. After undergoing anterior hip revision arthroplasty, he was discharged to home one day after surgery and was able to return to his job less than […]
Regardless of your level of wealth, failing to establish an estate plan can be detrimental to your family. Learn what documents are essential to avoid the most common estate planning mistakes.
Rahul Rajkumar, MD, JD, deputy director at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), discusses how the Center is testing various groundbreaking payment and service delivery models, with the goal of lower costs and better care to keep Americans healthier.