Healthcare Futurist & Correspondent
Dr. Peter Salgo—an experienced medical correspondent, professor and practicing physician—is one of this country's most respected health care futurists. In addition to having spoken before hundreds of professional and lay audiences, Dr. Salgo has published articles on such timely issues as drug pricing schedules in the United States as compared to those of other Western nations; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; the current progress of fetal surgery; Retin A—its risks and benefits; plastic and cosmetic surgery; and AIDS—its effects upon its victims and the health care system in general. Read More >
Keeping people healthy, rather than treating them once they become ill, has become a topic of great interest; implementing “wellness” means reaching out beyond the established norms of traditional practices.
A health care industry that consumes about a fifth of our gross national product is an enormous entity. And for some, the Affordable Healthcare Act has sown the seeds of uncertainty. As tempting as it is to examine the fine structure of this legislation, it is far more critical to take a look at the larger healthcare landscape of which the act is now a part.
While attempting to reorganize healthcare finance, the Affordable Healthcare Act doesn’t truly change the focus of the healthcare enterprise. What is it about modern medicine that is truly remarkable and essential? Not billing practice or new ICD codes, but the application of science, technology and grace to patients in need; basic simple humanity at the heart of medical practice has been lost.
A great deal of the healthcare discussion in the US has centered on money, since it’s a simple metric to measure. However, healthcare has been traditionally focused on delaying death and prolonging a high quality of living. Doctors, nurses, hospitals and group practices work hard to make the lives of their patients better, longer and more productive. Audiences attending this presentation will discover what’s in store for the Affordable Healthcare Act, and how we might be able to repair the future of the American healthcare system.
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