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HealthTrust: The Problem With Overdiagnosis

The Problem With Overdiagnosis, which appeared in the Q3 2016 issue of HealthTrust’s The Source magazine, has been one of my favorite articles to research and write for HealthTrust.  I’d like to take 100 percent credit for coming up with the idea, but that credit goes to a 2015 New Yorker article written by Atul Gawande called Overkill. The concept of overdiagnosis—and the subsequent overtreatment that often comes with an overdiagnosis—is really interesting to me, and should be interesting to lots of people—whether providers, patients or payers. Read the full article here. 

American Spirit: Fired Up

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but a really cool opportunity I’ve had has been the sole writer of the Today’s Daughters section in American Spirit, the magazine for the Daughters of the American Revolution. It’s a one-page section that profiles a current member of the organization and the really neat contributions she makes to her community or country. It’s 2017, and there are six issues a year, so if my math is correct, I’ve written profiles of more than 75 passionate, unique and generally really awesome women. In the… Read more American Spirit: Fired Up

HealthTrust: Getting Up to Speed on UDI Requirements

Sometimes when I get an assignment, I look it over and think, “Oh, I know a little something about that already.” That’s a good thing, because that means I’m not starting from scratch. This article in the Q2 2016 issue of HealthTrust’s The Source magazine was not one of those assignments. I may have not even known what UDI stood for. (Answer: Unique Device Identification.) Read the full article.