julie hagigeorges

doctor of physical therapy, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Plymouth, MA, United States

About julie

Languages

English, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Neurological Rehabilitation

Comments & conversations

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julie hagigeorges
Posted about 3 years ago
What is the future of healthcare? How can it become health care vs sickness treatment? What role do technology and innovation play?
If you saw the pay checks of most healthcare workers you would be SHOCKED. I am talking about the healthcare workers who take care of your grandmother after a stroke, or your Dad after a surgery or your sister recovering from cancer. I am talking about nurses and nurses assistants and radiology techs and surgical assistants, and physical therapist and speech therapists. The biggest reward in those jobs is knowing that you were kind and helped the patient and family get through the day and ultimately improve the quality of their lives. Believe me the paycheck is not king. You are most likely thinking of the CEO s of healthcare companies or those working in the pharmaceutical industry which probably account for less than 1% of those working in healthcare.
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julie hagigeorges
Posted about 3 years ago
What is the future of healthcare? How can it become health care vs sickness treatment? What role do technology and innovation play?
I have 30 years experience in healthcare. I am first and foremost a compassionate clinician providing care to patients. I have also worked in discharge planning, utilization review, clinical research including clinical trials, marketing and and teaching. My experience with insurance companies , regulations and regulatory costs is so extensive I could not possibly present here the facts that support my opinion.
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julie hagigeorges
Posted about 3 years ago
What is the future of healthcare? How can it become health care vs sickness treatment? What role do technology and innovation play?
Dear Sir, Come to my work for a day and you will see compassionate people who work in positions where compassion is most needed. Or follow Doctors without Borders, or go to a free medical clinic for the homeless, or any of the thousands of organizations that work for small pay or no pay to compensate for a broken medical/healthcare delivery system. Modern technologies ,which I use in my work everyday, are a mere adjunct to compassionate people who are also experts in there field.
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julie hagigeorges
Posted about 3 years ago
What is the future of healthcare? How can it become health care vs sickness treatment? What role do technology and innovation play?
Here are my thoughts on improving health care. At the moment insurance companies are driving the clinical decision making in health care and causing the sky rocketing costs. First we need to hand the clinical decsion making back to the clinicians- doctors, nurses and therapists who are the experts, not some business man or administrative assistants who sit at desks and authorizes or denies treatment. Insurance companies need to reimburse for preventative and maintenance practices for the major diagnosis posing the greatest burden on health care- things like heart disease, adult onset diabetes, obesity, tobacco, alcohol and substance abuse. Individuals/patients, not doctors should be held accountable for continued unhealthy practices such as smoking and obesity. Public policies making it mandatory to BUY health Insurance from a private for-profit business to me is unethical and gives these insurance companies a license to price gauge, deny claims, and provide inadequate coverage as they wish. We should just provide them with masks and guns to rob the American people. A single party goverment PAYOR ( that does not mean the government provides the health care ) is the only way to arrive at a solution, as HUNDREDS of other countries have. And just another thought...if all our healthcare dollars are ending up in the hands of insurance companies with the salaries of healthcare workers continueing to be so low...THERE WILL NOT BE ANYONE TO TAKE CARE OF YOU..NO DOCTORS, NO NURSES, NO NURSES ASSISTANTS, NO REHAB THERAPISTS...because when us baby boomers retire...there isn't going to be anyone in their right mind who will work in this broken medical system!!!