patient rights http://wrvo.org en How to get the most out of the modern day ER http://wrvo.org/post/how-get-most-out-modern-day-er <p>When people hear &ldquo;emergency room,&rdquo; thoughts of high stress medical situations that could play out on televised shows such as <em>ER</em> often come to mind. While this is fitting to a certain extent, more and more people are finding themselves at the ER to deal with situations that used to be dealt with in the doctor&rsquo;s office. This is because the ER has changed dramatically in more ways than one.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.drleanawen.com/styled/styled-12/bio.html">Dr. Leana Wen</a> discusses how the modern ER works and how to prepare for a visit to it. Dr. Wen is an attending emergency physician and director of patient-centered care research at George Washington University, and the author of <em>When Doctors Don&rsquo;t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.</em></p><p><strong>Click &#39;Read More&#39; to hear our interview with Dr. Wen.</strong></p><p> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 45447 at http://wrvo.org How to get the most out of the modern day ER Patients, privacy and employers http://wrvo.org/post/patients-privacy-and-employers <p>Your employer is concerned about rising insurance costs and you don’t want to see your benefits slashed, so they ask you to participate in some medical tests and enroll in a wellness plan. If you and your fellow employees participate, you’ll qualify for discounts on your premium and deductible.</p><p>Is this an invasion of privacy? Where do these records go and who will see them? Will your colleagues know if you didn’t participate in the wellness program?</p><p>This week, “Take Care” interviews <a href="http://patientprivacyrights.org/board-of-directors/">Dr. Deborah Peel</a>, a physician, and a leading advocate for patients’ rights and the founder of <a href="http://patientprivacyrights.org/">Patient Privacy Rights</a>, a bipartisan coalition for patient privacy. Dr. Peel says she understands the need to have healthy, happy employees but does not agree with what she calls the “short-sighted” solution.</p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Dr. Deborah Peel.</strong></p><p> Sun, 26 May 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 38417 at http://wrvo.org Patients, privacy and employers