Changes in Healthcare Delivery are Dangerous to Your Health

I’m a guest blogger!

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Pharmacy student, James Herbert joins us today. Pharmacy student, James Herbert joins us today.

Our guest blogger this week is James Herbert, a Pharm D Student at South College School of Pharmacy, Knoxville, TN. He is a Husband, Father, Doctor Who fan, science fiction fan, philosophy-theology aficionado, and ex-IT guy with dreams of using informatics and technology to enhance pharmacy’s role in improving patients lives. He says, “I’m just a regular guy livin’ the dream because in the end aren’t we all?”

His topic addresses a situation begun decades ago and is now coming to a head. We introduced this subject last week with an article regarding the re-branding of patients to customers. Herbert believes there’s more to it than just semantics.

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A paradigm shift in healthcare begun years ago, speeds toward the downgrade of the patient to a statistical economic construct.
Patients are now being referred to as customers.
This is a dangerous shift…

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