• John Locke Update

    Removing 21st century barriers to telehealth

    posted May 13, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    Consider the following scenario. You aren’t feeling well, and you believe you may be coming down with a cold or the flu. You pick up your smartphone and request a…
  • John Locke Update

    Telemedicine Regulations Do’s and Don’ts

    posted May 6, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Telemedicine and telehealth are two terms that are gaining notoriety in the health care field. The two terms are often used interchangeably. Depending on the context, however, they may refer…
  • John Locke Update

    Lowering Health Care Spending Through Competitive Bidding

    posted February 18, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    It’s no secret that Americans pay more for health care than any other industrialized country in the world. In 2017, health care spending reached $3.5 trillion or roughly $10,739…
  • John Locke Update

    Improving Patient Care by Empowering Nurse Practitioners

    posted March 14, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    In North Carolina, nurse practitioners (NP) can’t treat patients unless they establish a collaborative practice agreement with a supervising doctor – a written contract that outlines patient management, prescribing authorities,…
  • John Locke Update

    N.C. Needs Graduate Medical Education Reform

    posted March 8, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    Health care experts are calling for more transparency in how tax dollars are being spent on physician residency programs. North Carolina ranks 5th in the nation in the amount…
  • John Locke Update

    Lawmakers Should Empower Nurse Practitioners

    posted February 15, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    North Carolina doesn’t have a doctor shortage. Doctors just aren’t choosing to practice medicine in sparsely populated towns. “The real problem is maldistribution,” says Dr. Erin Fraher, Director of…
  • John Locke Update

    Direct Primary Care: Saving Doctors From Physician Burnout

    posted November 1, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    “Physician happiness is inversely proportional to the amount of bureaucratic drag on their lives,” says Dr. Doug Farrago. Farrago, a “recovering” hospital-employed physician, was one of many speakers to address…
  • Research Report

    Direct Primary Care for Local Governments

    posted December 2, 2016 by Katherine Restrepo, Julie Tisdale
    Local governments across North Carolina, like other employers, are wrestling with the question of how to provide quality health care to their employees in a cost-effective manner. This is…

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