Distracted How Regulations Are Destroying the Practice of Medicine and Preventing True Health-Care Reform By Matthew Hahn
After the many bureaucratic changes that followed the passing of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and other legislation, patient care has become secondary to satisfying the whims of government and giant insurance company administrators, who are in total control. The result is a web of complicated rules and misguided programs whose chief effect has been to distract doctors and nurses from their proper focus on patient care. Access to health care now depends on the ability of patients, doctors, and nurses to navigate in and around this cumbersome and ever-changing system.

Written by a practicing doctor and based on years of real-life experience, Distracted takes the unique view that it is not the American health care system that is broken—the problem lies in the administration of health care. The solution is simplicity where there is complexity. The solution is an elegant use of health information technology to foster improved care. It is putting control of health care decisions back with those who know best, patients and their health care teams.

The solution is caring for patients with fewer distractions.
SubtitleHow Regulations Are Destroying the Practice of Medicine and Preventing True Health-Care Reform
AuthorBy Matthew Hahn
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published27 June 2017
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.

About the author

Matthew Hahn, MD, is a practicing family physician in Hancock, Maryland. His passions are the delivery of excellent care and motivating patients to be healthy. He was voted a Maryland Family Doctor of the Year. He is married and has one daughter, and his hobbies include running a lot but slowly. He lives in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.

"Modern day country doctor Matthew Hahn, MD applies his scalpel to much that is wrong with American healthcare in this excellent new book." —Michael D. Shaw, HealthNewsDigest

“Dr. Hahn . . . has given the desperation of America’s doctors a voice. We are on our knees. Every citizen in this country needs to become aware of the systematic abuse of America’s doctors which is driving a wedge between doctor and patient.” —Cynthia Drogula, MD, assistant professor of surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine

“A compelling argument for urgent and radical change, from our legislative halls and board rooms all of the way up to the sanctuaries of healing where patients and their clinicians come face to face.” —Andrew Delp, MD, family physician and medical educator

“Entertaining, analytical, and spot-on! Whether you be patient or clinician, read this book. Our lives depend on it. Dr. Matthew Hahn shows us why health-care administration does not need to be as complex as the powers that be would make you think. . . . [and] how we could take apart the house that Jack built and reassemble it into a functional system.” —Catherine Maslen, MD, family physician

"An extraordinary book that presents the shocking details of what’s killing the health-care system then proposes common sense solutions."—Jeanne Mozier, author
ISBNs: 9781510715110 978-1-5107-1511-0 Title: distracted category:MED ISBNs: 9781510715134 978-1-5107-1513-4 Title: distracted category:MED 
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