Decision Fatigue … Do You Feel It?
If you haven’t heard the term decision fatigue, you need to familiarize yourself with it. In the psychology literature, decisionRead more.
The Prudent Lay Person Standard
Reducing costs in healthcare is a hot topic, and some insurance companies have taken action in a manner that appearsRead more.
Why do you stay?
There is a metaphor about boiling a frog which you may have heard. It says: If you throw a frogRead more.
Leadership & Process Improvement
I recall, not too long ago, having a conversation with someone in healthcare administration about his career. As we discussedRead more.
Why is that doctor such a pain?
It is flu season, it is winter, and it is 2017. It seems as though every hospital in the USRead more.
When Consultants Give Bad Advice
It was my first year out of residency and I was working a night shift when a patient involved in aRead more.
Lightning Does Strike
The fact that unexpected outcomes and rare events occur is one of the realities of medicine that is difficult toRead more.
Electronic Health Records… what tomorrow brings?
Imagine: You are a physician at work seeing patients. Your computer detects that you are dictating a note and waitsRead more.
Before you dive into post below, here is a short EMTALA reference card for those accepting or sending transfers. My hope isRead more.
What is your time frame?
This week I had a unique experience. I was discussing a case with a neurosurgeon by phone when he saidRead more.
Do We Rely Too Much On Imaging?
This is a question that is frequently asked each time an institution deliberates the need to expand imaging services. DoRead more.
Scribes: Pearls and Pitfalls
Much has been published regarding the use of scribes in the past few years. The position was born out ofRead more.