Category Archives: Hospital Administration

8 Things To Keep In Mind When Evaluating A Communications Solution

Are you considering purchasing a communications solution for your hospital? Here are 8 things to keep in mind before you purchase. Scalability – Often a hospital will invest in a solution for one area that is suffering. Believing that the communication problems are unique to that area or unit, a purchase is made only to realize  that these problems are ubiquitous.

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Q&A: Adopting New Therapies

Q: A few days ago a colleague of mine asked an interesting question. The physicians in his practice had their regular journal club and reviewed a series of articles on age adjusted d-dimer values and feedback was positive. Most were in agreement that the new scale was clinically appropriate but the group would not unanimously agree to use it. There

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Why Observaion Units Fail

Many hospitals across the US utilize observation units in some capacity. However the success of these units is quite variable. Although there are many reasons why such units can fail, I will highlight 3 of the biggest culprits: 1) Purpose Vision is critical. It is important to know the purpose of the observation unit prior to making any other decision.

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Physician Reimbursement: Comparing Apples to Oranges

Changing jobs is not easy. Though it is something that emergency physicians are thought of as doing regularly, recent studies suggest that board certification in emergency medicine actually reduces job turnover. Never-the-less, when faced with a job hunt, it can be difficult comparing a proposed salary to a current one if the two models are not the same. Salary: Emergency medicine

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