As disruptive behavior among physicians increases, hospital leaders must encourage physicians to practice etiquette-based medicine, and promote a sense of empathy and compassion among staff.
Sometimes in my role as messenger, I relay practice management advice I don't entirely agree with. This week, I shared one physician's rather rigid stance on employee time theft, which essentially amounted to zero tolerance for staff members' personal use of the Internet or cell phones during work time.
Wellness programs aren't just a fad that employers and insurers are temporarily implementing; they're here to stay, according to a recent survey from Optum Resource Center.
Physician turnover stayed at a steady 6.8 percent over the past two years, but the number of doctors that retired from practicing increased drastically, reaching its highest-ever rate of 18 percent in 2013, according to the ninth annual Physician Retention Survey from the American Medical Group Association and Cejka Search.
Worried that your employees spend too much time slacking off? Institute clear policies that spell out exactly how you expect staff to spend office time and what activities are prohibited, advised Joseph S. Eastern, M.D., a New Jersey–based dermatologist, Oncologypractice.com reported.
Despite the benefits of "disclose, apology and offer" programs as a faster, less costly alternative to malpractice litigation, physicians in states with DA&O laws must still report payouts made on their behalf to the National Practitioner Data Bank, Medscape Medical News reported.
Six main factors motivate managers in healthcare and other sectors--and surprisingly, the desire for advancement falls in the last spot, according to a new survey from Insigniam.
The participation of health system leadership and timely and accurate communication are among the biggest factors contributing to the success of hospital participation in a health information exchange, according to research published this month in the Journal of Medical Internet Research – Medical Informatics.
As patients gain more control over their healthcare and demand more of a role in the decision-making process, hospitals, doctors and front-line workers must engage them in conversations about cost and quality care matters, panelists agreed during an Institute for Healthcare Improvement discussion Thursday afternoon.
In July 2012, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, a 563-bed Children's and university hospital in Hershey, Pennslyvania, launched a telemedicine network to provide stroke care to rural patients in Central Pennsylvania. The hub-and-spoke network, which started off with five initial partners, now has doubled in size, and, according to neurologist Raymond Reichwein, is set to add four more partner hospitals over the next six months.