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Whether it’s you, your boss, or an employee, understand the pros and cons of working with this personality type

Did you know that a pair of cardiologists coined the term “Type A” personality? Back in the 1950s, physicians Meyer Friedman, M.D., and R.H. Rosenman, M.D., came up with the designation to describe some of their most impatient and stressed out patients, according to Psychology Today. (Fun fact: the “A” doesn’t stand for anything.)

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Expert tips on improving interactions and reducing costly miscommunication

From running more productive and efficient staff meetings, to ensuring you and your patients are on the same page, to effectively interacting with colleagues and partners, communication is key in any medical practice. If communication is good, it can create engaged employees and satisfied patients. If it’s bad, however, it can lead to employee turnover and even malpractice lawsuits. Read on for experts’ advice and strategies for improving communication in your practice.

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It’s not just about salary anymore. How to engage and empower employees in a competitive health care market.

We hate to break it to you, but neither the best bedside manner in town nor the most impressive degrees on your office wall are enough to attract and keep patients. There’s another factor that forms patients’ first impression of your practice, affects appointment scheduling and daily operations, and ultimately impacts your practice’s reputation and bottom line: your staff.

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Originally Published July 7, 2017

What your patients need to know about these concerning new apps

Online eyewear retailer Warby Parker has given optometrists one more reason to dislike them. Now, in addition to offering customers a greater selection of eyewear at a lower cost than most brick-and-mortar eye doctors can offer, Warby Parker is introducing an online eye test.Read More

How scheduling affects doctors’ performance, patient outcomes, and more

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. That adds up to 700 people a day dying from preventable causes. A new book suggests that scheduling could reduce this statistic, and also proposes that time of day plays a bigger role than we might think in the success or failure of many tasks. Whether scheduling surgery or your lunch break, take a look at the research showing the difference that timing makes.

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Whether to avoid burnout or gain new skills, more doctors are opting for temporary staff jobs

Doctor burnout is at an all-time high, and many parts of the country are experiencing provider shortages. Is locum tenens—filling a temporary position in a health care setting—the answer to both problems? Doctors who work locum tenens jobs report increased flexibility, freedom over their schedules, and exposure to new techniques and perspectives that help them grow as clinicians, balance work and life, and rekindle their love of medicine. Is locum tenens right for you?Read More