Even if your medical office employs a manager or administrator, physicians play a strong role in the non-clinical side of the practice--and thinking otherwise is a big mistake, Judy Capko, consultant and founder of Capko & Morgan, a practice-management consulting firm in San Francisco, recently told Physicians Practice.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) this week released a toolkit to help improve communication and coordination between primary care and subspecialist physicians. As an observer, it's shocking to me that these resources are necessary in an era when communication and automation tools abound...Read the full commentary...
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Only months into Affordable Care Act implementation, one of the biggest remaining challenges for physician practices is understanding contracts with new health exchange plans, noted consultant Mary Pat Whaley in a recent Manage My Practice blog post.
While health cost transparency advocates make progress in supporting the ethics of factoring patient costs into shared medical decision making, significant logistical challenges remain in putting the idea into practice, according to an article published in the Boston Globe.
Retail health clinics are a new healthcare delivery trend quickly picking up steam across the country, the Washington Post reports
A new research review published in Plos One supports the idea that patient outcomes improve when their physicians receive training in communication techniques, such as motivational interviewing, shared decision-making, patient-centered care, empathic care or cultural competence.
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