Dr. Aldinger is an internist who practices in Houston, Texas.
The role of bureaucratic enabling in the opioid crisis
The Joint Commission’s “misconceptions” on pain just don’t make sense as many see it as the key to today’s opioid crisis.
Addressing the main cause of physician burnout
There is little argument that the EHR, and especially meaningful use of the EHR, are the main drivers of physician burnout and decreased productivity.
There needs to be accountability for the lack of interoperability
Interoperability is important and probably the main driver of cost savings. So where are the IT vendors on interoperability? The answer is probably close to nowhere.
Why are EHRs still so terrible?
Unfortunately, the federal government has pulled the pin and tossed it into the exam room, resulting in an explosion of inefficiency and a disruption in patient care and communication.
A physician's note to healing after Harvey devastation
The devastation that hit the coast of Texas certainly qualifies as a time that tries men’s souls. However, at the same time, it is the heart and soul of your fellow man that may allow you to survive that acute devastation and to salvage hope for the future.
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