William Yarber, H.S.D., the senior director and principal investigator of the Rural Center on AIDS/STD Prevention at the Kinsey Institute, joins Sound Medicine to discuss a recent telephone survey of opinions about whether the HPV vaccine should be mandatory for middle school students. Yarber’s research revealed Hoosier adults were three times more likely to oppose a mandatory vaccine if they also believed it would encourage youth to have sex.
Peter Norder, the executive vice president of business development at Medical Informatics Engineering in Fort Wayne, Ind., explains how the company’s electronic medical records system has improved care for the uninsured in the area. The system connects health clinics, hospitals, emergency departments and the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health.
Linda Heitzman, the director of life sciences and health care at Deloitte Consulting LLP, shares results of her recent survey, which asked patients what mattered most to them in dealing with the health care system. She found cost, control and connection were most important.
Also, Benjamin Natelson, M.D., the director of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Center at New Jersey Medical School, discusses his new book “Your Symptoms Are Real: What To Do When The Doctor Says Nothing Is Wrong” and “invisible illnesses” such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome.