Category Archives: Practice Management

Career Management Updates: Physician Shortage, Doctor-friendly States, Work-Life Balance

There are a number of forces driving changes in the healthcare industry that have an impact on physician recruiting.  These include the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the upward trend in physicians’ work-life balance preferences, and … Continue reading

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How to Get Physicians Committed to Organizational Change and Improvement

Most hospital administrations and their physicians are moving through a crisis mode with the recession, healthcare reform, and a starting physician shortage. Now is the time to get back to basics. The success of any healthcare organization depends on its … Continue reading

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Lease Versus Purchase

By Todd Perman With the low interest rates and the uncertainty in the stock markets, many physicians are choosing real estate to diversify their investments. One of the most predictable and simple investment opportunities may be the office space used … Continue reading

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Lease Considerations and Timeline

Timing for Medical Office Leases By Todd Perman Time is money when it comes to negotiating a lease renewal or new lease. If you do not get started early enough, you might be forced to accept whatever keeps your practice … Continue reading

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Practice Start Ups

Steven E. Ratliff, Jr. Senior Project Manager/Senior Consultant Healthcare Strategy Group When starting a new physician practice there are several steps that must be taken to ensure proper and timely set up. This article will focus on the major areas … Continue reading

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Increasing Your Physicians’ Productivity

Physician productivity always translates to keeping your doctors happy, and these simple tips will help you optimize their efficiency, and ultimately your financial growth. Physician productivity is an important part of the overall growth structure of any healthcare facility. It … Continue reading

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Accountable Care Organizations: What Do They Mean for You?

ACOs may only make up seven pages of the healthcare reform, but they have recently become a significant issue among physicians and facilities. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know about them and how they will affect your … Continue reading

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Seven Tips to Strengthen Your Delegation Muscle

by Iris Grimm, The Balanced Physician Delegation is an area of personal and professional management that many physicians don’t feel comfortable with. To succeed as a practicing physician, you must be competent when it comes to clinical delegation. In a … Continue reading

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The Cure for Ineffective Meetings

by Iris Grimm, The Balanced Physician Like the common cold, ineffective meetings are frustrating, time-consuming and energy-draining.  They are also preventable.  Ineffective meetings cost healthcare organizations a loss of time, opportunities, human resources, and therefore, a lot of money. Recently … Continue reading

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Healthcare Success Depends on You!

by Iris Grimm, The Balanced Physician To excel in the highly demanding, ever changing health care market doesn’t simply require technical skills (clinical skills for health care providers; business skills for administrators, etc.); it equally requires self-management and interpersonal skills. … Continue reading

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