If I'm predisposed to being fond of infectious disease physicians, it's because I believe they offer insight beyond that of a general practitioner. This is not to say that a long-term care facility's medical director can't handle a flu outbreak. But it is acknowledging that long-term care staff handles large caseloads with complex patients, and that more facilities should embrace partnerships with an ID physician.
Healthcare executives should have full understanding about the benefits of healthcare information technology as a means for improving outcomes and lowering costs, new guidelines recommend.
Back in Philadelphia, I was a hospital executive who moonlighted as a musician and singer in bands, casinos and nightclubs. When I tired of the band scene, I was looking for an outlet for my musical talents and that is when I discovered performing in long-term care facilities, something I do to this day.