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The Burnout Burden: Why Doctors Need Help From Leadership

Placing the burden on doctors to restore their own work-life balance overlooks burnout’s structural causes over which physicians have little control.
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The Impact of Pro-Competition on Small Providers When Healthcare is Booming

US healthcare is booming. In 2017, healthcare overtook both retail and manufacture as the nation’s foremost employer– not just of physicians and nursing staff,...
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Do You Know the Vision of Your Private Practice?

When you focus on the vision of your private practice, the smaller things that fill your day, like administrative hassles, won’t take over your life.
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What Medical Practices Should Know About Joint Ventures

Forming a joint venture with another healthcare organization may be seen as a plausible solution. The success of a joint venture though highly depends on thorough research and analysis of the objectives. Here are some pros and cons of joint ventures for medical practices.
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How to Meet the Challenge of a Strategic Merger of Practices

Mergers represent a challenging and risky strategic decision. The decision to merge should be fully challenged before physician groups decide to go ahead, particularly given the average performance of the returns and the risk associated with the potential outcomes.
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Can Nomad Health Cure Your Staffing Woes?

Nomad has created a digital platform that helps healthcare professionals looking for work connect with healthcare facilities looking for staff without the need to go through a third-party recruiter or broker.
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Is a Joint Venture Right For Your Practice?

A joint venture is an agreement between two or more healthcare entities usually entered with a specific goal in mind. Each party is invested in terms of capital contribution, the time and effort put forth to complete the defined tasks. The partners pool their resources and expertise and share in the risks and rewards.
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Can Cyberattacks Cause Human Fatalities?

From hacking into medical devices to altering AI algorithms, cyberattacks pose a threat to human health and could even be fatal. Healthcare organizations must understand the true extent of these types of threats and put into place the right proactive measures—the public's trust depends on it.
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EHRs Can Advance Good Medicine If Doctors Are Aware of the...

EHRs weren't designed to enhance the doctor-patient relationship, but there are simple ways doctors can refocus visits on the patients.
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How to Create Streamlined and Consumer-Friendly Healthcare

In an increasingly self-serve society, healthcare organizations must offer sophisticated patient portals and patient engagement technologies in order to bring value to patients and efficiencies to their organizations.
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Can Professionalism Bring Joy Back to Medicine?

Richard Baron, the CEO of the ABIM Foundation, talks about how professionalism can help physicians shape a more satisfying career in medicine. This involves championing stewardship of resources on behalf of patients, engaging in social justice, and finding joy in the practice of medicine.
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The Importance of Succession Planning for Your Medical Practice

Succession planning isn't something you can do once and forget. It is also advisable to have at least annual discussions with key employees regarding succession planning, including how to manage effectively during a transition.