Meetings are an inevitable part of every medical practice. They can lead to productivity, but broken meetings also lead to frustration and are bad for business.
People always advise: Don't shy away from productive conflict. Letting problems fester, in the long run, leads to far more miscommunication and preventable issues. I'm far from alone in having trouble adopting this concept into my own behavior. Both professionally and personally, learning to call foul--at the right time, in the right way--is an area of high anxiety.
Across industries, the highest-performing teams don't rely on a manager to hold members accountable, but rather create a culture in which peers respectfully confront one another, according to a p ost from Harvard Business Review.
Physicians increasingly explore new practice models to ease their financial strain and restore their satisfaction in medicine, but the process of actually making the switch (or starting a new practice) requires careful planning. A recent article from Medical Economics provided three key successful transition steps
The "insanely, outlandishly expensive" U.S. health insurance system is the product of random WWII-era tax provisions," according to Vox's Sarah Kliff, in an article published.
As the state and federal governments pressure the healthcare sector to cut costs, healthcare workers are often collateral damage, according to the Washington Times.
At a time when the industry and consumers push for transparency in healthcare finances, the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) wants to go in the other direction regarding some forms of compensation, the Indianapolis Star reported.
When it comes to being a successful IT leader in any industry, including healthcare, it is important to "go to the 'gemba,'" says Sue Schade, CIO at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.
Although hospitals have long used therapy dogs to help patients, the animals can also help relieve the stress of emergency room doctors and nurses who must handle life-and-death situations every day.
Pilots and flight crews have long relied on the use of checklists and brief huddles to prevent errors and the concept has made its way to healthcare, particular in operating rooms. In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, Joseph Loskove, M.D., chief of anesthesia for Memorial Healthcare System, explains the success the system has had with crew resource management protocols and why it has expanded them to all procedural areas of its six hospitals.