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Professional reform and independence vs. digital speed

by Maria-Lucia Anghel, MD, MBA, MA

Medical education must be reformed and the medical profession must break up with the bureaucracy and regain its independence. Focus on digital speed misses imperious need for reform and independence.

N/A, NY Medical Education

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About this project

The problem we solve:
The medical profession has lost its appeal. Long and expensive college and medical education, huge student debt, out-of-control, intrusive and mindless regulation by a self-serving burgeoning, and corrupt bureaucracy, loss of physicians' independence, enslaving and complicated code billing, and physician burnout are causing physician shortages. Furthermore, unaccountable bureaucracy, the main source of waste, abuse, and physician burnout, is responsible for at least a 33% hike in the cost of health care.

About our solution:
Change the "conventional wisdom" with common sense, by courageously breaking chains that never worked for the patient or physician. Implement educational reform, simplify, eliminate unnecessary education, costs, and control, change code-billing to time-billing, (like lawyers do), kick the wasteful and oppressive bureaucracy out, and restore the independence of the medical profession.
Progress to date: Detailed plan to reform medical education and to restore patient-physician relationship and physicians' independence is already in place, but the fine details are being polished on an ongoing basis.

About Our Team

Dr. Maria-Lucia Anghel, MD, MBA, MA
Pain Medicine (Anesthesiology), Practicing Physician
Location: New York
Medical school: University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Dav
Bio: After medical school, I did a residency in Internal Medicine and a residency in Anesthesiology, then did two Anesthesiology fellowships, one in Pain Management and one in Obstetric Anesthesia. I was double-Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (and re-certified). I have an MBA in Healthcare from GWU and an MA in Bioethics from the MCW. I have a patented invention registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office. I have studied and can speak about 9 languages.
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About Our Company

Healthier Nation
Location: N/A, New York
Product stage: idea
Sales: Working on it
Employees: 50-200

How We Help Patients

Esteemed Audience (patients), We are here today to see if patients -- like you-- agree and support physicians -- like me -- and our efforts to reform health care. Our goal is: longer and healthier lives, for the best cost, as decided by patients and physician, not bureaucrats. I have a couple of questions for you: If you had a choice between A) pay your doctor less money, and B) pay your insurer more money, what would you choose? Keep in mind that, under the current system, the insurer adds at least a third to the cost of health care. Also, who should decide the care you need: A) you and your doctor; or B) the insurer? Raise your hands in support of A. If you answered A to both, and, by your hands up, I see you did, that is what physicians, like me, also believe. We propose the most economical way to make it happen: Health Savings Accounts and emergency/catastrophic coverage for hospitalization. We also have a plan for the disabled.(..) Please, support us. Your vote counts!

How We Help Education

If the most useful and expeditious learning for the money and time invested (highest ROI) is the goal of the innovation in the 21st century physician education, then, breaking the current educational chain and reforming it is the solution. The reformed educational system will allow a Bachelor's Degree to be obtained at the end of high school, (through some changes in the curriculum), it will eliminate college, and will add two [premed] years to medical school. The time- and the cost-saving from eliminating college (really, two years of college which are, largely, a waste) means saving two-year college money, lower debt rate, graduate two years earlier, thus becoming a doctor in 6 years instead of 8 years. I submit that medical school in 6 years, instead of 8 years, would be one valuable innovation of the 21st century for medical education in the USA, better than any digital technology.

How We Help Physicians

If the goal of innovation is to help physicians, the majority of whom complain of burnout from regulatory burden and bureaucratic demands, to improve their medical care, practice, and satisfaction, which will, in turn, benefit the patients, the greatest innovation of the century would be to kick out the bureaucrats, the middle man, and burdensome regulation by replacing billing codes with billing time (like lawyers do). Digital speed will not do a thing to correct the intrusion and control of our medical profession by bureaucrats.

Challenge Mission

Mission: Proposed educ. reform cuts time (2 years), cost, and debt, improving access to med school. Firing bureaucrats and billing time vs. codes lowers HC cost, physician burnout, simplifies, and improves HC.
Use of funds: Half will go to figuring out the implications of the reformed education on the high school curriculum, so as to satisfy the requirements for a Bachelor's ("Baccalaureate") Degree, e.g., for a BS (English, Math, Physics) and for a BA (English, Physics, whatever ...). I am convinced that the high school requirements would be more stringent if college didn't exist. The other half of the money will go to assessing the implications of time-billing ... who, what, where, in private practices and facilities.
Intellectual Property Status: Later.
FDA Status: Later.
Personal Message: My project is a win-win only for those who matter: patient and physician. On education, I propose a gutsy solution to attract medical students who are deterred by high cost of education, debt, and too many years of irrelevant school. The project saves students 2 years of expensive college that does not prepare them for medical school. On medical practice, I propose the best care and billing practice that money can buy as decided by those directly involved in medical care: patient and physician.


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Maria-Lucia Anghel, MD, MBA, MA
University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Dav

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