Volume 34, Issue 6
This article explores recent outbreaks of measles and the history of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine along with factors that may contribute to outbreaks, including vaccine hesitancy and vaccine exemptions.
Successful branding takes consistency, time, and patience.
If your employees are to succeed in their jobs, they also need to have highly developed persuasive skills.
This article discusses body language blunders to avoid.
Value-based revenue poses physician compensation dilemmas because receipt of payments may be partially or tangentially connected to physician-specific services.
The process of document flow in the medical office is not only cumbersome, but can cost staff upward of two hours per day per physician, and may delay critical information from reaching the appropriate destination. Organizations have been wrestling w...
I’m sure my face registered astonishment as my eyes met those of the surgeon who had just remarked, “Administrators are just an unnecessary expense.” In more than two decades as a practice administrator, I served physicians with a variety of opinions...
A risk manager’s experience and expertise, skill at relationship-building, effectiveness in communication, and keen awareness of the environment come together in a simple approach to evaluating and mitigating risk that the authors have developed and ...
Pediatric providers are uniquely positioned to address the escalating use of JUUL e-cigarettes, which have dramatically increased in popularity among teens and young adults.
This article discusses some of the common employment law mistakes made by medical practices and provides strategies for correcting them.
The Business of Medicine: A Course to Address the Deficit in Financial Knowledge of Fourth-Year Medical Students
Despite a well-documented need, business and personal finance topics rarely are taught in medical school, resulting in low student financial literacy, high stress, and high student debt. This article describes the formation and evaluation of the firs...
Simulation Study of Using a Radiofrequency Identification System for Linens Delivery and Tracking Process in a Hospital
A hospital considers deploying a radio-frequency identification (RFID) system to improve the linens delivery and tracking process.
The Practicum in Primary Care: A Scalable Solution for Primary Care Offices Looking for Patient-Centered Medical Home and Quality Improvement Support
Many small, independent (particularly rural) practices find it challenging to make the shift to pay-for-value when the resources to do so are limited. That is where an innovative and nationally award-winning program called “The Practicum in Primary C...
A Provider’s Guide to OIG Exclusions: Federal Exclusion Regulations and Enforcement Authorities, and How Providers Can Avoid Risk with Proper Exclusion Screening Part II
This article seeks to educate providers on the existing legal and regulatory framework, the risks and potential consequences of a failure to comply with those laws and regulations, and how best to comply and avoid those risks.