Practice Management

Business of Medicine

Plucking the Low-Hanging Fruit of Energy Savings

Reducing energy costs in a medical office needn’t require staff and patients to dress like Manitoban road crews in February.

In fact, some simple approaches help the bottom line and make for a more comfortable place to give and...


From Drudgery to Fulfillment

You have 168 hours in the week, and if you’re a physician, odds are you devote a high percentage of that time to your job. For that reason, it’s vital to make the most of time outside work to recharge.


Tailor-Made Recruitment Incentives

Physicians know that one size doesn’t fit all in patient care. Healthcare organizations should realize that one recruitment incentive package doesn’t fit all physicians, according to Ascendo Resources.


Winning the Waiting (Room) Game

A certain gloom attaches to waiting rooms. The cheerlessness can be compounded when it’s a medical office waiting room.


Burnout Self-Examination

Burnout is not the same as normal stress or tiredness, notes Dike Drummond, MD, CEO and founder of thehappymd.com.


Recruitment Incentives Vary Widely, Survey Finds

Given the competition for physicians as the provider shortage intensifies, it is no surprise that most hospitals and other healthcare organizations offer potential hires a range of incentives.


Free-Standing EDs No Magic Bullet for Hospital ED Crowding

New research suggests building free-standing emergency departments (EDs) is not a sure path to relieving hospital ED crowding — at least not in major metropolitan areas.


Business of Medicine

Lighting a Path to Cost Savings

Well-designed lighting systems in hospitals may confer benefits such as improved patient sleep, research has found. They can also reduce costs.

Proper lighting saves money on energy and maintenance alike, according to Philips Healthcare Lighting, which...


On Abandoning Unrealistic Expectations

Which is worse: A) enduring long hours as a physician or B) enduring those hours and spending lots more time worrying about it?


Family Medicine and Work-Life Balance

Family physicians typically do not command the salaries of, say, orthopedists or plastic surgeons, and they are scarcely immune to burnout.