Administration

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, decision
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The Prudent Lay Person Standard
Reducing costs in healthcare is a hot topic, and some insurance companies have taken action in a manner that appears
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Why do you stay?
There is a metaphor about boiling a frog which you may have heard. It says: If you throw a frog
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Leadership & Process Improvement
I recall, not too long ago, having a conversation with someone in healthcare administration about his career. As we discussed
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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 US
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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 a
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Lightning Does Strike
The fact that unexpected outcomes and rare events occur is one of the realities of medicine that is difficult to
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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 waits
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EMTALA Today
Before you dive into post below, here is a short EMTALA reference card for those accepting or sending transfers. My hope is
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What is your time frame?
This week I had a unique experience. I was discussing a case with a neurosurgeon by phone when he said
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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. Do
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Scribes: Pearls and Pitfalls
Much has been published regarding the use of scribes in the past few years. The position was born out of
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