Practice Management

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.


Laying the Groundwork for Effective Recruitment

Healthcare organizations may spend a year or more getting a new physician in place. That makes it imperative to build a solid foundation for recruitment, according to Alpharetta, Georgia-based Jackson Physician Search.


Keeping the Physician in the Physician Recruitment Process

If your goal is to bring a new provider on board, why not prioritize a physician-satisfying recruitment approach?


Patient- and Staff-Focused Office Design

Medical office staff want good pay and benefits, and patients want excellent care, right?


Physician Recruiters See Revenue Growth

Physician recruitment firms are enjoying substantially higher revenue, according to a survey by Staffing Industry Analysts and the National Association of Physician Recruiters.