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How technology is shaping the future of healthcare

In A Leadership Perspective, Baylor Scott & White Health leaders share insights on healthcare industry trends, current issues and best practices. A growing number of health systems are harnessing the power of technology to better serve patients, moving the industry toward a future of delivering care where, when and how consumers prefer it. Two of Baylor …

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National Women Physician Day: Celebrating today, paving the way for tomorrow

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders and employees who are paving the way for women in the field of medicine. Today, on National Women Physician Day, we pause to reflect on the past, celebrate the present and look toward the future of women in medicine. The reason we’re celebrating …

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For chronic pain, opioids are not a good long-term solution

More than one in 10 American adults experienced pain every day for the past three months, according to data from the National Institutes of Health. When pain lasts three months or longer, it is considered chronic pain. The prevalence of chronic pain in the U.S. lies at the root of an ongoing epidemic of prescription …

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Reducing the risk of opioid abuse after surgery

Opioids can be useful immediately after surgery for postoperative pain control, but there is a tendency to overprescribe. A recent study found that 6 percent of patients continued to use the drugs for at least three months after surgery. “Traditionally, doctors would prescribe (opioids) until the patient phone calls stopped,” said Walter Peters, MD, chief …

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What the DART collaboration means for healthcare in Texas

The road to solving our healthcare challenges may seem long and bumpy at times, but an industry-defining collaboration benefiting the employees of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) could be the start of a more common practice for employer healthcare options in Texas. Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance (BSWQA) is joining …

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How Baylor Scott & White Health is combatting the growing opioid epidemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 44 people fatally overdose on prescription opioids daily in the U.S. That exceeds the daily number of deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes. One forecast estimates that as many as 650,000 people — nearly the combined population of the cities of Arlington and Plano — …

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8 elements of a successful health system strategy

In A Leadership Perspective, Baylor Scott & White Health leaders share insights on healthcare industry trends, current issues and best practices. Health systems across the country are working toward a common goal: to improve the health of the communities we serve by delivering high-quality, cost-efficient healthcare. Healthcare leaders are determining the best way to achieve …

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Business of Health Care: Addressing national shortage of physicians

This is one of six articles in the Business of Health Care series.  Amongst all the debate about how the health care system could be changed to be better, more affordable and more accessible, what’s often lost is that being able to provide health care services at all begins with having enough doctors and other …

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Business of Health Care: Next generation procedures

This is one of six articles in the Business of Health Care series.  When it comes to technology that makes our lives better — from computers to cell phones — the trend has been smaller, faster, better. When it comes to next generation medical procedures being rolled out nationwide, that trend has largely been mirrored. Procedures …

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Business of Health Care: Patient advocates

This is one of six articles in the Business of Health Care series.  Between doctors, nurses, technicians of various stripes and other support staff, as a patient, receiving care in a hospital can be confusing, even daunting at times — and that’s if everything goes according to plan. But sometimes a hospital experience doesn’t go …

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