Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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By Ed Lovern

My cardiologist friend recently learned that his personal primary care doctor turned his practice into a concierge model by affiliating with MDVIP. My friend wasn’t crazy
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Thursday, October 20, 2011
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By Ed Lovern

The doctors will e-mail you now. At least, we hope they will. For all the amazing potential held by personalized electronic health records (EHRs) the biggest
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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By Ed Lovern

Within five years, you will use an on-line health record. With the online record, you will schedule appointments, trade messages with your doctor and get prescription
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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By Ed Lovern

My mother recently had knee replacement surgery at Centra Health in Lynchburg, Virginia. Since my blog is intended to be a journey of understanding the individual’s
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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Maybe the American Heart Association knows that some of us can’t resist a chance to show that we are special. Its on-line heart health assessment tool,
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Monday, September 19, 2011
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By Ed Lovern

My 17-year-old son wants to backpack across Europe with a couple of friends this summer. My wife and I have been blessed to watch Jack mature
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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By Ed Lovern

Only about 30 percent of us have prepared a healthcare “living will” to give loved ones and healthcare providers our intentions for medical care when we
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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By Ed Lovern

Perhaps you can lead a consumer to comparison data but you can’t always make him drink, or think. An article in the New York Times recently
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
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By Ed Lovern

Going to the barber shop as a kid, I would look through a tattered book in the waiting area that was full of pictures of different
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011
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By Ed Lovern

I am going to make a healthy behavior change. My inspiration came from watching a video on HealthWatchMD.com in which Dr. Randy Martin told me that
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“Hi, I’m Ed Lovern, the executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. I created this blog to share my thoughts on the healthcare revolution and how we can all be part of the solution. Feel free to comment or email me your thoughts – I would love to have your contributions and feedback.”
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