Category Archive: HR & Workforce Management

Staff management tip: Find what motivates each individual at your practice

Just like your patients, all of your staff members are not the same. And while it might be tempting to follow the golden rule in how you treat all staff members, that’s a mistake, according to psychologist Catherine Hambley, Ph.D., in Physicians Practice.

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Survey shows demand and starting salaries continue to rise for new physicians

The ongoing physician shortage and the aging of the baby boomer population continue to drive demand and starting salaries upward for primary care and specialty physicians alike, according to a survey released by Merritt Hawkins, a physician s…

Cleveland Clinic’s strategy to address nurse retention, burnout

Nurse retention and burnout are issues that plague hospitals throughout the country, but Cleveland Clinic is taking an innovative approach to address the more

AHIP elects Joseph Swedish to lead board of directors in 2017

America’s Health Insurance Plans has elected Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish as the chairman of its board of directors effective January 2017. Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, will replace Swedish in 2018. 

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Gap in doctors’ earnings when it comes to race and gender

A new study found a wage gap in doctors’ paychecks when it comes to both race and gender.

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Tips for attracting and retaining female physicians in rural areas

Tapping the voices of 25 women physicians practicing in rural areas from Vermont to California, a study published in Annals of Family Medicine reveals that in addition to reduced/flexible work schedules, successful doctors need supp…

4 ways to reduce physician stress and burnout

Faced with jobs that can lead to burnout, physicians need to take action to reduce their stress levels, according to a Diagnostic Imaging more

Patients love a doctor in a white coat

If you’ve put away your white coat in favor of other attire, you might want to dig it out of the closet. 

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EHR templates can improve documentation of resident procedures, supervision

Discrete template notes in an electronic health record can be used to monitor both the procedures performed by medical residents and the supervision of these procedures, according to new research published online in the Journal of t…

Continuing medical education: Cost and networking opportunities matter

While online opportunities to earn CMEs are increasing in number, the ability to network and meet likeminded doctors who face similar career pressures in person is priceless, according to an article in Medical more

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