The American Resident Project, sponsored by ThinkAnthem, is a platform for future physician leaders – medical students, residents and physicians newly in practice – to connect, explore ideas for transforming American health care delivery, and exchange their views with other health care providers and opinion leaders across the country. READ MORE
The American Resident Project is a platform that enables young physician leaders to connect, share their ideas, and explore new concepts to transform the American health care system. The following are examples of their innovation.
It was 5:30 AM, and I was startled to feel the nudge of my husband’s hand on my arm while vaguely hearing the sound of my alarm going off in the background. Although I was not prepared mentally to get up for another day, I quickly jumped out of bed so as not to allow the sound to wake my sleeping daughter in the next room.
Hope. It seems like such a small word, and yet, in medicine, it has so much meaning, for both physicians and patients alike. Hope is intertwined into the very fibers of science that make medicine not drugs and procedures, but healing remedies and life-changing miracles.
As a practicing Ob/Gyn I feel lucky to be working in a field so full of promise and with space for advancement of medical technology. Although prospects of improved fetal imaging, cervical cancer prevention and techniques of minimally invasive surgery are game-changing, new discoveries in the genetics arena of our field strike me as simply incredible.
The ability to access health information via the internet is creating a generation of empowered, informed patients. While this is almost always beneficial to both patients and the patient-physician relationship, it does call for changes to traditional counseling methods.
In the last few years, the importance of patient data has been stressed in a variety of ways. There has been increased attention on the electronic medical record (EMR), and how clinicians and patients can easily and safely access it.
As a parent of a toddler, I am constantly trying to balance my desire to teach and guide my daughter with her desire to showcase her independence. Likewise, we (doctors) must not underestimate that what we know may not be as important as self-discovery.
The ability to data share via internet groups and apps holds potential to be an incredible advancement in the future of medical treatment, research and health tracking. “Crowdsourcing” is already proving to be a relevant hot topic in the health world. But how can crowdsourcing improve, or potentially hinder, patient outcomes?