Future of Health Care

Regenerative Medicine and the Hope for Healing

The practice of medicine appears to be in trouble. Frustrations abound on all sides of the examination table. Patients are frustrated because they feel like their doctors aren’t helping them feel better. They’re frustrated by insurance companies that cost them more and cover less....

UT Health San Antonio: Advancing Cancer Care For San Antonio

On Sept. 5, 2018, the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center hosted a roundtable discussion with esteemed cancer leaders from UT Health San Antonio and MD Anderson Cancer Center to talk about the impact of cancer in San Antonio and how collaboration in patient care and research is essential to improving not only the outcomes for patients, but how creating a streamlined system of care using proven protocols and processes can best support families and caregivers. These thought leaders and clinicians walked through the rising incidence of the disease in San Antonio. They also laid out plans for how their work together will positively impact patients and their families while focusing on overall cost or “value” of health care spend for this disease that strikes aging and Hispanic populations disproportionately.

The San Antonio Health Literacy Initiative: Enhancing Communication Between Patients and Their Providers

As physicians, we must recognize how important health literacy is when we interact with patients. Health literacy directly affects each patient’s health because he or she must understand the information we give verbally during encounters and in writing in the form of patient education brochures and other resources. In short, we must consider and tailor our instructions to each patient’s health literacy.

The Inside Scoop on HR Outsourcing

Many organizations are realizing cost savings, increased productivity, increased employee satisfaction and a sharpened focus on their core competencies by outsourcing some or all of their human resources (HR) responsibilities and tasks.

Health Care: Coverage vs. Care

To say the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare,” if you prefer) has had a troubled start and continues to deal with myriad problems and confusion would be an understatement. 

2013 Bexar County Community Health Assessment Provides Insight, Opportunities for Area Physicians

Community health assessments have become an integral part of community health. The Bexar County Community Health Assessment (CHA), issued every three years by The Health Collaborative (THC), has become a tool for helping Bexar County think about community health in a different way.