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Privacy concerns halt UCSD’s posting of patients’ physician critiques

Privacy concerns halt UCSD’s posting of patients’ physician critiques

From airlines to restaurants today, it’s all about the customer experience. Were they treated respectfully and promptly, and did they get what they came for? That’s increasingly true for health care organizations, and UCSD San Diego Health is no different. The 500-physician hospital system is so set on improving its patients’ experience with their doctors that it was about to ... Read More »

San Diego doctors win long campaign for higher Medicare pay

San Diego doctors win long campaign for higher Medicare pay

San Diego area doctors seldom complain to their patients about low Medicare pay. But for two long decades, many have complained bitterly to each other. That’s because an old and complex federal formula reimburses physicians here as if they were practicing in “rural” areas, and assumes their costs of rent and staff are low, resembling those in Fresno or El ... Read More »

How healthy is your hospital’s data security?

How healthy is your hospital’s data security?

When choosing a medical provider, patients often want to know about the location of the hospital or clinic, the quality of the doctors and maybe what specialists are available on site. But increasingly there’s another question they need to ask: How well will my personal data be protected? Tell us what you think about the show, tweet at us @inewsource or email us at contact@inewsource.org. For more on this story, go to inewsource.org and sign up for our newsletter. Read More »

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