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EHR Implementation Struggles: Three Ways Forward

 In this article, I will share three important concepts that will take a lot of the struggle out of your EHR implementation. Each one of these is simple to implement and produces immediate results.Let’s face it: doctors don’t like documentation...

Posted July 8, 2013    

Employed Physician’s Top Four Gripes

 Employed Physicians Top Four GripesMedscape published an article this week titled, “4 Top Complaints of Employed Doctors” and it was a very interesting read. Turns out the things employed physicians complain about are basically that they are...

Posted June 22, 2013    

Time Management is a Myth: Manage Priorities Instead

 Time Management is a MythThere is no such thing as time management.You and I get 24 hours in each day – 168 of them in a week. No more and no less. The seconds in an hour are a fixed resource that no one can manipulate or manage or finagle or...

Posted May 20, 2013    

Batch Processing and Patient Flow: Get Home On Time This Week

Batch Processing, Patient Flow and the Science of How to Get Home On TimeDo you find yourself spending too much time on things that have nothing to do with seeing patients – and then getting home later than you would like?Do you notice that for...

Posted May 14, 2013    

Physician Burnout Can Kill You: CHD Is Just One Way

Physician Burnout and the risk of CHDA new research paper published in the journal “Psychosomatic Medicine” in 2012 is showing a solid link between Burnout and the risk of CHD for the first time. This new information proves a connection that has...

Posted April 30, 2013    

Physician Burnout and the Enlightened CFO

 Physician Burnout and the Power of an Enlightened CFOWhat your CFO doesn’t know about physician burnout is hurting you right now. They are pounding the boardroom table for projects that only increase the stress for the front line care...

Posted April 13, 2013    

Prevent Physician Burnout With These Mobile Apps

 Prevent Physician Burnout with a Mobile App? … you betcha … here are my two favoritesForget Angry Birds and other mobile apps that do a great job of helping you waste time. And set aside for now the apps that help you find information and...

Posted April 8, 2013    

Physician Wellness: Why It's Such a Struggle

In response to the chronic epidemic of physician burnout, there is a lot of talk about Physician Wellness these days. Hospitals and groups are being encouraged to establish a physician wellness committee and do something, anything, for the doctors....

Posted March 26, 2013    

The Physician Friendly Organization Scorecard

 Is YOUR organization Physician Friendly?In my work helping hundreds of over-stressed doctors recover from burnout here is one of the hardest parts: A coaching client and I work together to stop the downward spiral and get their energy and...

Posted March 17, 2013    

Physician Survey 2013 – Physician Burnout and Stress in Healthcare

 Physician Survey 2013 ResultsLast month we surveyed our HappyMD community on a number of physician burnout and stress in healthcare related questions. Thank you for your participation and here are the results.I am personally fascinated by your...

Posted March 11, 2013    

Disruptive Physician Toolkit

 Disruptive Physician Toolkit – how to raise your concerns and avoid being labeled“Disruptive Physician” is one of the most misused terms in healthcare these days.In many organizations, those two words have become the c-suite’s trump card to...

Posted March 3, 2013    

Patient Satisfaction and P4P – Three Things Doctors Need to Know

 Patient Satisfaction and Pay For Performance in Healthcare ( P4P ) – three things all doctors need to know.In these early days of Pay for Performance in healthcare reimbursement (P4P), as the size of your paycheck begins to reflect your...

Posted February 11, 2013