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Physician Leadership – Improve Your Management Skills with These 7 Steps

Physicians are, in corporate parlance, the project managers of the healthcare world. They lead cross-functional teams that treat patients. However, many doctors struggle with how to manage others’ work.There are lessons from the business world that...

Posted December 27, 2016    

6 Tips for Healthcare Recruiting Success

Recruiting is a specialized task that helps to build the foundation of an organization. Finding the right people who are not only committed but also qualified can be daunting at times. In recruiting, we all come across roadblocks that make finding...

Posted October 13, 2016    

Examining Relationship Based Physician Recruitment

Physician recruitment involves several considerations, such as an evaluation of physician need across practice areas, sourcing and recruiting viable candidates, promoting the healthcare facility and community to top candidates, and ensuring a work...

Posted September 7, 2016    

Where does Complementary and Alternative Medicine Fit in US Healthcare?

As a physician, some of my biggest disappointments have been with colleagues who could not visualize the benefit of going beyond the usual prescription medications or surgery as the only methods of treating a patient. Even after describing my...

Posted August 19, 2016    

6 Steps to Re-entering the Healthcare Workforce

When most people think of a modern family, they envision a couple where both people work for financial reasons. However, the steep costs of childcare, along with the emotional angst of leaving kids cared for by others, results in many people leaving...

Posted August 18, 2016    

Better nursing working environment means better outcomes for surgery patients

While it sounds logical, a recent study published Jan. 20 in JAMA Surgery reported that hospitals with the better nursing departments had fewer patients die after a surgical complication.What makes a good hospital nursing environment? The two...

Posted August 9, 2016    

Knowledge About Malpractice Lawsuits Can Give You Some Peace

About 50% of the time, the way medical practitioners deal with a patient is directed by their concerns about being sued. This may lead to a malpractice verdict. This thought process, whether conscious or unconscious, relates to practicing defensive...

Posted July 23, 2016    

Speaking Up for Patient Safety

It’s happened to many of us. We show up for work, get our reports, and realize that we cannot safely perform our job under the current conditions. What can we do?A jury awarded Linda Boly, RN, $3 million for wrongful termination by Portland Oregon’s...

Posted July 6, 2016    

Best Apps for Physicians

A study by the IMS Health names Wikipedia as the “single leading source” of health care information for both patients and health care professionals. Not so surprising that our patients are using it, but considering that the information is often...

Posted June 16, 2016    

Is Working in Telemedicine a Good Option for You?

Whether you work as a doctor, nurse, or allied health professional, if you work in the medical field, you know a big part of the job involves interaction with your patients. In some instances, however, that interaction is changing. Welcome to the...

Posted May 6, 2016    

In-Demand Healthcare Support Jobs

If the healthcare field is something you’re considering, you have several choices. In fact, that’s one of the great things about a career in the medical profession. There are so many jobs from which to choose. So how do you know what path to take?...

Posted April 16, 2016    

First U.S. Insurer to Build Medical School

When it comes to HMOs, it doesn’t get much bigger than Kaiser Permanente. When they make a move, the medical establishment takes notice. But their latest announcement was a bold one – the Oakland, CA based firm is launching a medical school.It makes...

Posted April 14, 2016