Community Medicine http://publicradiotulsa.org en ST on Health: A Chat with Dr. Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan of OU-Tulsa --- A Researcher and Filmmaker http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/st-health-chat-dr-valarie-blue-bird-jernigan-ou-tulsa-researcher-and-filmmaker <p>This edition of SToH presents an interesting discussion about the "food insecurity" affecting so many Native American individuals, families, and communities today, here in Oklahoma and all over the nation. Addressing this insecurity --- and the serious and widespread health issues stemming from it --- is no easy task, and we meet a locally based public-health researcher, filmmaker, activist, and advocate who's taking a deliberately multifaceted approach in doing so. Dr. Thu, 15 May 2014 18:40:00 +0000 Rich Fisher 59649 at http://publicradiotulsa.org ST on Health: A Chat with Dr. Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan of OU-Tulsa --- A Researcher and Filmmaker StudioTulsa on Health: Notes on Public Health with Dr. Michael Fischetti and Dr. Marilyn Winkleby http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/studiotulsa-health-notes-public-health-dr-michael-fischetti-and-dr-marilyn-winkleby <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, we hear from two doctors who are both highly accomplished and longtime advocates of public health, which has been defined as (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_health">per Wikipedia</a>) "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations public and private, communities, and individuals." The health of a given culture or society, in other words, rather than any one individual's health or well-being. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:06:48 +0000 Rich Fisher 58298 at http://publicradiotulsa.org StudioTulsa on Health: Notes on Public Health with Dr. Michael Fischetti and Dr. Marilyn Winkleby StudioTulsa on Health: "Meaningful Use" and Electronic Health Records http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/studiotulsa-health-meaningful-use-and-electronic-health-records <p>One of the sweeping changes going on in American health care today --- apart from the whole Affordable Care Act juggernaut --- is the gradual, incremental transfer from using "paper charts and files" to employing electronic health records (or EHRs). EHRs, as is noted at the <a href="http://www.healthit.gov/policy-researchers-implementers/meaningful-use">HealthIT.gov website</a>, "can provide many benefits for providers and their patients, but the benefits depend on how they're used. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:22:47 +0000 Rich Fisher 45035 at http://publicradiotulsa.org StudioTulsa on Health: "Meaningful Use" and Electronic Health Records StudioTulsa on Health: An Accomplished Doctor (and Popular Medical Blogger) Explains "Direct Care" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/studiotulsa-health-accomplished-doctor-and-popular-medical-blogger-explains-direct-care <p>On this edition of ST on Health, guest host John Schumann presents an interesting conversation with the Augusta, Georgia-based physician, Dr. Rob Lamberts, who writes a <a href="http://more-distractible.org/">popular medical blog</a> called "Musings of a Distractible Mind" --- and who's also an expert on (and, indeed, a practitioner of) the so-called Direct Care method of health care. As Dr. Lamberts explains on <a href="http://doctor-rob.org/">his personal website</a>, he left his longtime group practice in September of 2012 in order to "build a new solo practice, Dr. Rob Lamberts, LLC. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:56:35 +0000 Rich Fisher 43469 at http://publicradiotulsa.org StudioTulsa on Health: An Accomplished Doctor (and Popular Medical Blogger) Explains "Direct Care" StudioTulsa on Health: Jan Figart and the Community Service Council of Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/studiotulsa-health-jan-figart-and-community-service-council-tulsa <p>On this installment of ST on Health, guest host John Schumann speaks with Jan Figart, an Associate Director and Senior Planner in Maternal and Child Health at the Community Service Council (or CSC) of Tulsa. As such, Figart serves CSC by overseeing the development of community collaboratives, staff support for coalitions, program development, grant writing, program evaluation, and analysis of community trends. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:01:45 +0000 Rich Fisher 42806 at http://publicradiotulsa.org StudioTulsa on Health: Jan Figart and the Community Service Council of Tulsa "A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/doctor-hospital-and-pilgrimage-heart-medicine-encore-presentation <p>(Please note: This program originally aired earlier this year.) Our guest on ST is Dr. Victoria Sweet, an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a prize-winning historian. Dr. Sweet practiced medicine for twenty years at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco --- and she's just published a book about this remarkable facility, and about her time there, and, indeed, about the state of health care in America today. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:06:33 +0000 Rich Fisher 42345 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine" (Encore presentation.) Notes on Health Care Transformation (or, Getting Medical and Technological Advancements in Synch) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/notes-health-care-transformation-or-getting-medical-and-technological-advancements-synch <p>When medical experts, analysts, and researchers speak of "health care transformation" --- and the phrase has become increasingly common in certain circles --- they're referring to ongoing efforts to improve health outcomes, increase access to health/medical services, and enhance the way(s) in which care is delivered. Such efforts are meant to better connect scientific discovery, health care delivery, and reimbursement for health services. It's all about patient-centric care --- and much of it, as with so many things in our world today, comes down to technology. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:55:50 +0000 Rich Fisher 40217 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Notes on Health Care Transformation (or, Getting Medical and Technological Advancements in Synch) "God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/gods-hotel-doctor-hospital-and-pilgrimage-heart-medicine <p>Our guest on ST is Dr. Victoria Sweet, an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a prize-winning historian. Dr. Sweet practiced medicine for twenty years at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco --- and she's just published a book about this remarkable facility, and about her time there, and, indeed, about the state of health care in America today. This new book, just out from Riverhead Trade, is called "God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine." As we read of this book (and of this place) at Dr. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:21:42 +0000 Rich Fisher 37543 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine" StudioTulsa on Health: A Chat with Dr. Jennifer Hays-Grudo http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/studiotulsa-health-chat-dr-jennifer-hays-grudo <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, our guest host Dr. John Henning Schumann speaks with one of his esteemed medical colleagues, Dr. Jennifer Hays-Grudo, who is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine as well as the George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair in Community Medicine at the OU-Tulsa School of Community Medicine. Dr. Hays-Grudo received both her master's and doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Houston and her bachelor's in psychology from Texas Tech University. "I'm interested in how people grow and change over time," she says. Dr. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:50:18 +0000 Rich Fisher 35716 at http://publicradiotulsa.org StudioTulsa on Health: A Chat with Dr. Jennifer Hays-Grudo Meet John M. Silva, Chief Executive Officer of Tulsa-Based Morton Comprehensive Health Services http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/meet-john-m-silva-chief-executive-officer-tulsa-based-morton-comprehensive-health-services <p>On this installment of StudioTulsa on Health, our guest host, Dr. John Henning Schumann, chats with John Silva, CEO of Morton Comprehensive Health Services, a non-profit organization which dates back to 1921 --- it first came into being as Maurice Willows Hospital, when it was created by the American Red Cross in the immediate wake of the Tulsa Race Riot --- and which is now one of Oklahoma's largest community health centers. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:51:05 +0000 Rich Fisher 33671 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Meet John M. Silva, Chief Executive Officer of Tulsa-Based Morton Comprehensive Health Services