Category Archives: Publisher’s Blog

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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21st Century Healthcare: Value, Technology, Engagement & Integration

Almost across the board, technology is being applied to care delivery. Both patients and healthcare reform demand it. Healthcare reform is driving value, new technology, engagement and integration. Baby boomers, estimated to account for more than 40% of the country’s population by 2020, demand it. In this issue, we explore two significant clinical areas where this premise […]

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Inspire…innovate…breathe.

While in Switzerland a few years ago, I took an opportunity to ski a black diamond. At the time, I wasn’t a black diamond skier (still am not) but when else would I get that chance? With my skis pointed down the run and with every intention of being on my feet at the bottom, […]

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Paradigm Shift

March 23, 2014, marks the 4th anniversary of the historic piece of federal legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  January 10, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and the state of Maryland partnered on a historic piece of healthcare regulation which allows the state to adopt new policies which will, […]

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Maryland’s Opportunity for Shaping Nation’s Regulatory Payment Model

Since 1974, Maryland has been the only state in the nation which sets uniform hospital prices for all insurers.  That changed on January 10, 2014. On that date, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the state partnered to modernize Maryland’s unique all-payer rate setting-system for hospital services. The goal? As it should […]

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