Category Archives: Publisher’s Blog

New Technology Means Better Management and Lower Costs

In 2014, the Affordable Care Act expanded health coverage to millions of Americans. In 2015, healthcare spending in the U.S. grew an average of six percent each quarter. In 2016, the demand for healthcare services will continue to rise as more people have insurance. Along with the increased demand for services, you’re also experiencing increased pressure to deliver high […]

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The Need to Medicalize Mental Health Disease

#IAmStigmafree  When a disease rapidly spreads to many people, it becomes an epidemic. Sadly, the US has an epidemic of opioid abuse today, and doctors have been part of the problem. According to IMS Health, a healthcare information company, more than 219 million prescriptions for opioids were written in 2014 with sales of $8.85 billion. […]

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Today and Tomorrow

Cancer is center stage for many of us – professionally and personally. Every year, the September/October issue spotlights advances in cancer diagnostic tools and treatments. Each of these issues is a personal one for me. Over the last four years of publishing, I’ve shared with our readers that I lost my mom to AML and […]

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“Q” is for Quality Patient Care

“Q” is for quality patient care. At a photo shoot with NCQA Executive Director Michael Barr, MD, for this issue’s Healthcare IT feature, I zoomed in on a gift he’d received, a brightly lit letter “Q.” The “Q” recognizes Dr. Barr’s national leadership in promoting the foundations of quality patient care and making it part […]

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Celebrating Collaboration

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” -Harriet Tubman The May/June issue is my personal favorite of each respective year. Not only because it celebrates the anniversary of the launch of what has […]

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mHealth & Life – There’s an App for That!

Computers used to be the size of rooms, now they’ve downsized to be ubiquitously in our pockets and purses as smart phones and wearables that fit on our wrists. Computers are becoming game changers personally and professionally – managing our lives and your practices as well as keeping patients healthier. When we first explored mHealth […]

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We’ve Expanded!

One year ago, I wrote that the year ahead in healthcare would be rich with challenges and innovation, requiring physicians and healthcare leaders to be especially adaptable to change. Little did I know my words were foreshadowing what lay ahead for my own business. With this issue, I’m pleased to unveil Chesapeake Physician – Your practice. […]

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I’ve Listened & We’re Expanding!

I launched Maryland Physician Magazine – Your practice. Your life with the inaugural issue May/June 2011. I recognized that there was a void and a need in the Maryland healthcare marketplace for a print and online public connection between Maryland-based physicians and healthcare stakeholders and with each other, spotlighting leading-edge healthcare diagnostic and treatment protocols […]

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Care Coordination: Improvements to the Effectiveness, Safety and Efficiency in Healthcare Delivery

Each issue of Maryland Physician is planned early in the respective year with a clinical theme linking our cover story and feature(s). Throughout the production process, each issue develops its unique life, with blog post is the last piece. My goal with each post is to introduce you to and to weave together our content. When […]

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Shaping the Future of Healthcare in Delivery and Scope

Borrowing a line from Secretary of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, “Maryland is a state where people are coping with their anxiety about the future of healthcare by putting in place structures that will actually work.” This issue is full of advances on both the clinical and practice […]

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    January / February 2016

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