As a seasoned practice management consultant, I generally have ideas about what might be going wrong in a practice well before I cross the threshold. This time was different.
Preventing physician suicides may be possible by eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health treatment and its disclosure on licensing and credentialing applications.
We propose that having significant conversations within families and also as clinicians with patients and families—early, regularly as indicated by the clinical condition, and comprehensively—and being sure these conversations are documented so other...
This article argues that medical practice managers and their employees can and should thicken their skin, for both their wellbeing and for their work productivity.
Employee motivation is key to a successful medical practice. Leaders need to be aware of the four main demotivators: task orientation; personal emotions; self-confidence; and values.
This article discusses the hidden potential that physicians have to find supplemental income, much like the David that Michelangelo found hiding in an imperfect block of marble.
In this article, we propose design thinker capabilities as a unique way healthcare leaders can improve the benchmark of the healthcare industry—patient safety and satisfaction.
This article looks at the financial industry and what the financial industry may have to offer the healthcare profession.
As kids we played “duck, duck, goose.” As adults we play duck, duck, leader at the office. You may not remember participating in either of these games, but in a recent speaking engagement, the entire audience agreed that in the workplace, the latter ...
Missed appointments have negative outcomes for patients, physicians, and clinics. These effects include incomplete screening, inappropriate use of emergency care, clinic overbooking, decreased teaching opportunities, and lost revenue.
For baby boomers who are still working, some key factors are essential to their continued contribution to their mission. The high-performing medical practice has a great resource in its staff, and working more closely with them will lead to successfu...