Practice Management

The ABCs of Millennial MDs

This isn’t your grandfather’s physician.


Building a Stronger Practice on a Handshake

A study in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience found that a handshake “not only increases the positive effect toward a favorable interaction, but it also diminishes the impact of a negative impression.”


Physicians Give the Skinny on Recruitment

Generating the right pool of physician candidates for a position is tricky under the best of circumstances. It’s tougher still without a clear understanding of what physicians value.


Scribes May Enhance Quality of Outpatient Notes

The growth of EHRs has boosted use of medical assistant scribes. A study in The Journal of Family Practice suggests that may be a worthwhile investment.


Rethinking Transfers of Pediatric Orthopedic Patients to Adult Care

Pediatric orthopedic providers treat some patients well into adulthood, and guidelines for transitioning those patients to adult care need revisiting, according to recent research in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.


Weight a Barrier to Thorough Medical Care?

Almost half of the women who responded to a GfK KnowledgePanel survey said they had canceled or put off a medical appointment so they could first lose weight.


Addressing Physician Burnout

It’s scarcely a secret that physicians, like many other professionals, are vulnerable to burnout. According to one recent study, more than half of U.S. physicians deal with this issue, which prompts some to retire early.


Varying Views on the Expanded Role of Advanced Practice Providers

As the healthcare industry changes and more Americans become insured, the clinical roles of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) have grown. While that growth is clearly a response to greater need, opinions about the shifting care paradigm are not universally shared.


The Power of Patient Satisfaction

A new study highlights the magnitude of an ongoing shift in medicine: The “retailization” of health care means excellent customer service is increasingly essential to a successful practice.


To Attract a Physician, There’s No Place Like Home

To no one’s surprise, a scan of physician recruitment websites reveals that determining a potential hire’s likelihood to be a good fit is a common concern. However, that question encompasses not only whether the candidate has the necessary capabilities and shares the hiring organization’s values, but also whether he or she will blend comfortably into the surrounding community and stay long term.