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Cleaning up your office is good for your patients, your staff—and for business

If the number and popularity of books on decluttering and organizing are any indication, most of us are obsessed with simplifying our surroundings. Amazon lists over 1,000 books about decluttering, and over 6,000 on home organization. But what about your medical practice? Is your waiting room clean and serene? Is your front office streamlined and organized? Are your exam rooms welcoming and clutter-free? If not, it may be time to do some spring cleaning. Here’s our room-by-room guide to sprucing up your practice.Read More

Is your practice in need of a digital spring cleaning? Learn how to manage all of your website videos in one place

Now that spring is in full bloom, it’s the perfect opportunity for that much-needed spring cleaning. A thorough cleanse is a chance to get organized and feel refreshed. Your spring cleaning doesn’t need to be limited to just your home or office—consider a digital cleanup as well.Read More

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

It starts with setting expectations and educating patients before the procedure

Patient satisfaction with cataract surgery is high. But there is always the chance of those rare patients who are not happy with their results. Blurred vision and glare are common complaints in patients with certain IOLs. Getting the best outcomes starts with asking the right questions, setting expectations, and educating patients about their options. And in 2018, that means showing patients what they can expect, not just telling them. Is your patient education the best it can be?Read More

Why proactive patient education is imperative in value-based care

It’s much easier to prevent a disease than to cure it—not to mention less costly, as well. This principle is what’s driving the value-based care movement in the U.S. Policymakers are finally accepting what doctors have always known: in health care, providing fairly inexpensive services early on can help prevent the need for costly specialized care in the future.Read More

There’s no clear-cut answer, but here are the main pros and cons to each career path

Health care experts have been predicting the end of independent practices for years now. And their numbers have continued to drop—a report from the American Medical Association showed that the percentage of doctors with an ownership stake in their practice declined to 47 percent in 2016. This is down from 53 percent in 2012, reported Medical Economics, which named “Remaining independent in a time of value-based care initiatives” as one of the top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2018. Read More