FON: The Business of Integrative Health & Medicine

Quality Counts: A Clinician’s Guide to Supplement Quality

Special report on how nutritional supplements are defined, manufactured, and regulated.

Improving the Health of the Integrative Health Enterprise

My job—and the reason why FON exists—is to communicate to as large an audience as possible about the business of integrative health, and to offer ways in which an organization can be best positioned or repositioned for consistent growth and prosperity. I go about this work through my consulting practice and by consistently writing, teaching, and engaging those in the field.

Dr. Don Berwick’s Institute for Health Improvement Promotes New Delivery Principles “Beyond The Triple Aim”

[Courtesy of John Weeks/The Integrator Blog]
The most progressive forces in U.S. medicine have signed on and are promoting a new strategy for medicine and health in the United States.

You Don’t Have to Be Smarter, Just Give Better Care

The key to success in holistic and functional medicine is simply to give better care than the other doctors in your area. Given how utterly dysfunctional mainstream medicine is, these days, it shouldn’t be hard, quipped Mark Menolascino, MD…

START UP: Writing a Concierge Medicine Practice Business Plan

Have you ever thought about starting a direct-pay medical practice or other variation of a private medical practice? Well, whether you are concerned about the Affordable Care Act, looming Medicare cuts or a board certified physician curious about what the next few years in your practice will look like, there are a few things to consider before investing the time, money and energy to bring your direct-pay or concierge medical practice to market.

Thorne Research Partners with Mayo Clinic to Study Supplements

Starting in January 2015 Thorne Research and Mayo Clinic began conducting a series of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials on a number of dietary supplements under a master clinical study agreement. Working with physicians and PhD scientists trials will be conducted at Mayo Clinic with the intent of raising the bar on dietary supplement research leading to improved patient outcomes.

5 Legal Issues Integrative Health Practitioners Need to Know for 2015

With 2015 right around the corner, here are 5 legal and regulatory issues that integrative health practitioners need to know. By Michael H. Cohen

The Absurd Economics of Nutrition and Exercise

The “three-legged stool” of nutrition, physical activity and stress reduction is at this point, beyond reproach. So exactly why then are these low cost, low tech, powerful clinical and educational interventions largely missing, or at best, minimally covered within the core medical school curriculum?

Mindfulness: A Key Skill In Speaking About Integrative Medicine

Do you believe that having great content is enough to inform and persuade audiences about integrative medicine? The truth is, it’s never enough. Your material alone—no matter how strong—can’t create the responses you’re looking for in stakeholders.

8 Steps to Negotiating Integrative Medicine within Institutional Settings

Glenn Sabin offers a practical approach to achieving corporate or institutional buy-in for integrative medicine clinical services and educational programs.

 
 
 

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