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American Association for Physician Leadership
American Association for Physician Leadership

Quality and Risk

Every other month, the HALM Journal will deliver indispensable and reliable results-oriented guidance for a healthcare industry moving toward inter-professional management and leadership that positively impacts patient care outcomes and population ...

May 24, 2023

Shared decision-making (SDM) is a process of communication in which clinicians and patients work together to make informed healthcare decisions that align with what matters most to patients and their individual concerns, preferences, goals, and value...

May 10, 2023

A little over a week before her EEG, Lewis was given instructions that she didn’t remember getting before a previous EEG appointment. The restrictions could discourage people with thick, curly, and textured hair from going forward with their care.

A cardiologist looks back on why she loves her ever-evolving profession.

A belief that zero harm to patients is possible and development of a supportive organizational culture with visible leadership were key to reducing central line associated blood stream infection and creating long-lasting change during the pandemic.

Today, the health consumer movement has led to the shared-decision model, putting the patient at the center of doctor-patient communication.

Early identification of patients at moderate to high risk of postoperative respiratory failure is critical to effective prevention strategies. A multidisciplinary team developed a robust process for the early identification of at-risk patients and th...

April 24, 2023

Lost careers. Broken marriages. Dismissed and disbelieved by family and friends. These are some of the emotional and financial struggles long covid patients face years after their infection.

April 20, 2023

Eighteen students participated in a survey, which measured attitude toward QI processes and their comfort level applying them, prior to and after completing the curriculum. The students on average scored 13 percent higher following the curriculum.

April 13, 2023

In this SoundPractice podcast transcript, host Mike Sacopulos discusses with Bruce Goldfarb his new OCME: Life in America’s Top Forensic Medical Center book, a behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the largest and busiest forensic medical centers in t...

The practice of defensive medicine is set in a medical world of expanding exponentials, including artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, and robotics.

In response to the growing popularity of botanicals, physicians must become knowledgeable about their medicinal value and be acutely aware of their side effects and their interactions with conventional pharmaceutical products.

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