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More proof physician social skills matter

There is a positive association between a physician's emotional intelligence quotient and more compassionate and empathetic patient care, according to a Forbes article which examined 500 independent studies conducted in 2010. 

MGMA: 4 management areas in which better performers excel

There are common traits among better-performing medical practices, according to data from the Medical Group Management Association released at this year's annual meeting in Las Vegas

The business case for innovating communications in healthcare

In an exclusive interview, M. Bridget Duffy, M.D., chief medical officer at Vocera Communications in San Francisco, discusses why the healthcare industry's recent focus on patient satisfaction and HCAHPS scores don't go deeply enough into repairing the core breakdowns in the way organizations help patients heal.

MGMA Washington update: Not much good news, but resources abound

FiercePracticeManagement talks to Jeb Shepard, senior government affairs representative of the Medical Group Management Association, about the highlights of this year's Washington Update at the MGMA annual conference.

 

 

Interoperability challenges plague most ACOs

Although accountable care organizations (ACOs) were designed in part to improve care by sharing data through various sources, lack of interoperability remains an ironic yet significant challenge, according to a survey from Premier and the eHealth Initiative.

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