In Health Care, Mid-Level is a Derogatory Term

Published on October 19, 2015 by

I’m a Nurse Practitioner. A patient said to me the other day, “you have taken better care of me than anyone else ever has. I hope you will become a doctor soon, so I won’t have to see someone else.” Another said, “I heard the social worker call you a middle level and I was…


Reducing Readmissions Requires Clinical & Non-Clinical Interventions

Published on October 6, 2015 by

Inpatient, behavioral health and primary care professionals developing readmission reduction strategies at the recent QC learning session. Last Friday, 600 primary care and behavioral health providers gathered at a Maine Quality Counts learning session in Augusta to seek solutions to a persistent problem in health care: the high rate of potentially avoidable readmissions. According to…


Better Health Care Through Resilience

Published on October 1, 2015 by

Bryan Sexton of Duke’s Patient Safety Center addresses the 2015 Maine Patient Safety Academy. In the past week, how many times have you skipped a meal or gotten less than five hours of sleep per night? If you’re a healthcare provider, the answer to these questions may have a profound impact on the quality of care…