A new University of Iowa study shows that parents with children on the autism spectrum are able to have a specialist address challenging behavior in these children by interacting over the computer – and at less than half of the cost of receiving similar care in person.
It may seem like a no-brainer to include patients’ assessments of their physical and mental conditions and quality of life into medical care, but such patient-generated data has traditionally been confined to research rather than clinical settings. Clinicians have typically focused more on physical exams, medical tests and biological measures to guide patient care.
“Smooth” is indeed in the eye of the beholder; if you’re one of the thousands of disabled Iowans who were left high and dry for transportation to your job, or someone whose prescriptions suddenly were unable to be filled, or those just learning that their physicians no longer accept Medicaid patients, you likely have a different adjective to describe the experience.
At Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Dr. Cogley’s impact is immense. He and Jennifer, his wife, have made significant contributions of time and money to the hospital over the past 14 years. What stands out about him is how he constantly and quietly makes a difference, especially in the lives of some of the community’s most vulnerable residents.
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