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Jul 2 2014

The Danger of Assumption

Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter’s authentic account in the New York Times recently of an episode with an ICU patient (“Who Can Speak for the Patient”) highlights just how vulnerable we all can be during a healthcare crisis. The randomness of who is on duty, who speaks what language, or when particular family members visit can accidentally influence the choices doctors make and the quality of care we receive.

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Jun 23 2014

With Both Feet Forward

Information technology (IT) progress in healthcare, while rapidly advancing, is often stifled by healthcare providers still holding on to the remnants of old business plans. With only one foot tentatively standing on the side of new healthcare technology, healthcare providers are missing valuable opportunities to provide better care to their patients.

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Apr 16 2014

It’s National Healthcare Decisions Day!

National Healthcare Decisions Day, happening today, April 16, is an entire day dedicated to educating people across the country about advance care planning. MyDirectives has partnered with more than 1,500 fellow organizations helping to raise awareness about the need for advance directives. We sat down with the founder of NHDD for a short interview.

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