Category Archive: Patient-Centered Model of Care

Mar 26

ObamaCare: One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward

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By Wayne W. Oliver, Executive Director, Patients for Fair Compensation           Originally published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on February 5, 2014 I have been rather vocal in my opposition to the Affordable Care Act (or ObamaCare).  There have been too many problems, too many issues and too many unintended consequences. According to a report released …

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Sep 05

Creating a Culture of Health

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by Wayne Oliver – Vice President at RxAlly. Orginally posted in Atlanta Journal Constitution at 12:20 pm September 5, 2012, Regardless of what has happened in the past or what will happen in the future to the Affordable Care Act, also known as “ObamaCare,” there has been a general recognition that we need to create …

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Aug 01

Building a Patient-Centered Model of Care

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by Wayne Oliver, Vice President of Pharmacy Advocacy & Governmental Relations at RxAlly Originally published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on August 1, 2012 Over the past several years, the health care system has been attempting to define and create a “patient-centered model of care.”  Most health policy experts, much less health care professionals, can’t …

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Jul 05

ObamaCare: Ready for the Next Stage

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by Wayne W. Oliver – Healthcare Consultant Originally published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on July 4, 2012 The fate of ObamaCare now moves from the legal and constitutional stage back to the political arena.  As most Americans know by now, Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the more liberal members of the Supreme Court …

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Jun 06

Health Reform Regardless of Supreme Court’s Decision

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by Wayne Oliver – Healthcare Consultant Originally published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on June 6, 2012 Legal experts and political pundits are filling the airwaves and newsprint with their thoughts on what will happen to federal health reform (ObamaCare) when the US Supreme Court rules later this month (NFIB v Sebelius). What will happen …

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May 23

The Importance of Patient Adherence to Medication Therapy

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by Wayne Oliver – vice president, Center for Health Transformation Originally published by the Atlanta Journal Constitution on August 3, 2011 As former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop said, “Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them.” Prescription medications are only effective when they are taken. In many pharmacy circles, the term medication …

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May 22

Metrics: Creating a New Model in Healthcare

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by Wayne W. Oliver, Vice President, Center for Health Transformation Originally published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on March 7, 2012 Whether it is a patient centered medical home (PCMH) or an accountable care organization (ACO), we have all seen or read accounts on how we should change health and healthcare in the United States. And, …

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