The Jolliest Inspiration

Did you make any work-related resolutions this year? Often, when we think about goals we want to set for ourselves, it’s useful to look toward leaders who we trust and admire, and we try to emulate them. Christmas may be … Continue Reading

New Tax Bill Might Require Some Medical Practice Restructuring

The bill, which passed Congress on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, sharply reduces the personal income tax rate for owners of pass-through entities, such as partnerships and sole proprietorships. A smaller tax break is given to owners of Subchapter S corporations, … Continue Reading

I’d Rather be Golfing! 

Patient hand-offs are a necessary component of current medical care. Accurate communication of information about a patient from one member of the health care team to another is a critical element of patient care and safety; it is also one … Continue Reading

Stop Playing Telephone with Clinical Information!

You played Telephone in school, right? Everyone sat in a circle, and the first person whispered a phrase into the next person’s ear until the phrase made it all the way around the circle. The goal was to have the … Continue Reading

The Electronic Medical Record Debacle

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have very specific requirements regarding quality and clinical data reporting. Though many CMS reporting programs lead to an increase in care quality, it is often challenging for providers to constantly adapt to … Continue Reading

4 Tips to Effectively Manage a Remote Workforce

While a remote workforce can provide a number of benefits for employers, including reduced costs and increased productivity, it also has inherent challenges, and overcoming them has become a top priority for many employers.   Communication is Key: 4 tips … Continue Reading

Holiday Cookies

I ate too many holiday cookies. There was probably a spot much of eggnog and sneaking some candies in there as well. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and typically our waistbands expand as our bank accounts deplete. … Continue Reading

When Bribery Fails: Why Offering Virtual Training at Your Practice can Improve Provider Engagement

How do you get Providers to attend training sessions? My favorite strategy was to bribe them with a meal – preferably Chik Fil A or the local Italian place, as they both proved to be the most popular. We tried … Continue Reading

Burned Out? Many Physicians Are.

According to U.S. News & World Report, hospitals nationwide are dealing with physician burnout. The national burnout rate is up to a whopping 54 percent of all doctors, with healthcare executives blaming how medicine is practiced in the U.S. with … Continue Reading

Can Medical Software Really Understand Your World?

It never surprises me when I see the look of horror in providers’ eyes when they hear that I’m there to introduce new technology/software to improve efficiency and communication in their practice. For years, the medical community has been promised … Continue Reading