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The Business of Medicine for Future Doctors

Photo Dr. Jerry Balentine, vice president of Medical Affairs and Global Health, at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Old Westbury, New York

Dr. Balentine answers medical students’ questions about the business of medicine.

Dr. Jerry Balentine, vice president of Medical Affairs and Global Health, at the New York Institute (NYIT) of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Old Westbury, New York, shares his practical business experience with third- and fourth-year medical students. His previous positions included those … Continue Reading

Identity as a Service (IaaS) and the Federal Healthcare Exchange

Jon Freeman, the CEO of Mycroft, Inc., has been writing code and programming, as he puts it, starting a million years ago. Shortly after graduating from Columbia University, he founded Mycroft in 1988, which today works with Fortune 500 healthcare businesses, banks, insurers, and others.

Photo, Jonathan Freeman, CEO, Mycroft, Inc.

Jon Freeman

Through its XSpectra application, Mycroft makes Identity as a Service possible for its customers: businesses that process a high volume of confidential transactions. Identity as a Service is used to establish trust between the individual using the service … Continue Reading

Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare

Photo, Laura Wenger, Executve Director of Practice Greenhealth

Laura Wenger, R.N., as executive director, leverages her experience in nursing, consulting and professional education to address the needs of Practice Greenhealth members and staff. She fosters working partnerships among board, staff and the healthcare community.

Practice Greenhealth’s mission promotes industry, consumer, and patient awareness that healthcare significantly affects energy usage, air and water quality, transportation, food and waste disposal—actually, the elements and by-products of living.

Keep in mind that healthcare—

• Represents the second largest user of energy of … Continue Reading

Transparency in Health Costs for Consumers Has Arrived

February marks the Annual National Wise Health Care Consumer Month. FAIR Health, Inc., the subject of this post and podcast, is joined by the American Institute for Preventative Medicine (AIPM) in helping to educate people on ways to be smarter and healthier consumers.

Photo, Robin Gelburd, CEO, FAIR Health, Inc.

Robin Gelburd, President, discusses her leadership role in FAIR Health to provide consumers and businesses with transparency in health costs.

FAIR … Continue Reading

They Use Horses to Train Doctors, Don’t They?

Christianna Capra

Christianna gets a nuzzle from one of SROH’s special horses that exhibits extraordinary powers at reading nonverbal communication cues from students and patients.

Christianna Capra is the founder and CEO of Spring Reins of Hope (SROH), that offers Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and training, with their farm base in Pittstown, NJ. SROH’s specialized workshop, The Horse Medicine Wheel, features the intuitive and … Continue Reading

Hospital Emergency Departments in Crisis

Dr. Robert Hitchcock conducts a training session with ED staff.
From the front lines, as well as behind-the-scenes, Robert Hitchcock, MD, FACEP, an Emergency Medicine physician at Manatee Memorial Hospital and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Bradenton, FL,  manages complex Emergency Department operations.

In his role as chief medical informatics officer for T-System, Inc. he guides strategies for addressing the critical issues that arise in hospital Emergency Departments. T-System, based in Dallas, TX, develops Emergency Department solutions by turning data into … Continue Reading

Information Technology on an Equal Footing for Health and Social Services

Frances Loshin-Turso, co-founder and CEO of Defran Systems, Inc., New York, NY, since 1984, fulfills her vision of providing health and social service organizations, run by not-for-profit organizations and government agencies, with the same state-of-the-art software technology that one finds in the private sector.


Frances Loshin-Turso, CEO, Defran Systems, Inc., New York, NY

Fran demonstrates a software enhancement to her staff.

Fran oversees a rapidly expanding, nationwide business that serves the specialized needs of this niche market, characterized by perennially tight budgets, further slashed by this challenged economy.

Fran leverages … Continue Reading