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Interest in Physician Specialists Climbing

Ryan Ross, Director at FTI Consulting, discusses how hospitals and health systems are continually evaluating time- and resource-critical opportunities to employ physician specialists. Having a roadmap in place can help...

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Women's Health
December 11, 2008
Lisa Slama, PhD, consultant with Sg2, talks about expanding the scope of women's health service lines and considers the market's potential for growth in the near future.

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Engaging Physicians in Quality
November 6, 2008
Joel J. Reich, MD, senior vice president for medical affairs at Eastern Connecticut Health Network, discusses the disconnect between physicians and hospital administrators when it comes to quality improvement efforts.

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Doc the Vote
October 9, 2008
Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, associate professor of health policy and politics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses the healthcare reform proposals offered by Senators McCain and Obama.

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ICD-10 Woes
August 28, 2008
Robert Tennant, senior policy advisor with MGMA, discusses the CMS proposed timeline for implementing the ICD-10 code set and explains the administrative burden it could place on medical practices.

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Revitalizing Physician Leadership
Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media, August 7, 2008
Craig Sammit, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Dean Health System in Madison, WI, discusses his two-year effort to identify and develop more physicians for leadership roles within the organization.

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Cutting It Close
June 26, 2008
William F. Jessee, MD, president and CEO of the MGMA, talks about progress being made on preventing the Medicare payment cut and offers suggestions for fixing the reimbursement system.

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Simplifying Results
May 29, 2008
Patrick Buckley, CEO of PB Healthcare Business Solutions, and author of Physician Entrepreneurs: Marketing Toolkit discusses how to simplify the various components of a marketing campaign by creating easy-to-use tools.

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Community Relations
May 22, 2008
Julie Wright, CEO of Sound Family Medicine, a 28-provider practice in Puyallup, WA, discusses the importance of understanding current and future patient needs and disease trends within a community or service area.

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Disaster Planning
May 15, 2008
New Orleans urologist Neil Baum, MD, discusses disaster planning and how having an EMR minimized the damage done to his practice during Hurricane Katrina.

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Lessons Learned
April 29, 2008
In part three of a three-part interview, James Hartert, MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer for MinuteClinic, discusses what physicians might learn from the MinuteClinic experience.

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Different Models
April 24, 2008
In part two of a three-part interview, James Hartert, MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer for MinuteClinic, discusses the nurse practitioner model and the physician-staffed model for convenient care clinics.

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Physician Collaboration
April 17, 2008
In part one of a three-part interview, James Hartert, MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer for MinuteClinic discusses the collaborative approach the convenient care clinics seek with physician practices.

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How to Overcome Service Line Obstacles
April 3, 2008
Keith Solinsky, chief operating officer and principal with The Coker Group, discusses obstacles to implementing service lines and ancillary investments in a physician practice.

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Value Your Part-Timers
March 17, 2008
Laura Boehlke Bray, physician leader at the Duluth Clinic in Duluth, MN, talks about the importance of providing part-time options as an essential part of retaining and recruiting physicians in your practice.

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From AMGA: Trends in Physician Retention
March 11, 2008
Carol Westfall, president of Cejka Search, talks about the growing number of part-time physicians and other findings from the Cejka Search/AMGA 2007 Physician Retention Survey.

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Live From AMGA: Tracking Disparities
March 10, 2008
Beth Averbeck, MD, associate medical director for care improvement with HealthPartners Medical Group, describes her organization's approach to tracking and addressing racial and ethnic treatment disparities.

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Live From AMGA: Newt Speaks
Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media, March 7, 2008
HealthLeaders Media Managing Editor Elyas Bakhtiari caught up with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to discuss Gingrich's thoughts on the state of U.S. healthcare.

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Going Retail
March 6, 2008
Mark Reiboldt, senior analyst with The Coker Group, discusses how physician practices can adopt a retail mindset to meet the new challenges of a consumer-driven healthcare environment.

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Physician Shortage: Many Questions Remain
Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media, February 15, 2008
Bruce Auerbach, MD, of the Massachusetts Medical Society, talks about recent testimony he gave to Congress on the nation's looming physician shortage.

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Why Physicians Leave
January 28, 2008
Brian McCartie, regional VP with Cejka Search, discusses physician turnover trends based on Cejka's annual physician retention survey.

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ED Coverage Strategies
January 10, 2008
Richard Salluzzo, MD, President and CEO of Wellmont Health System, discusses strategies to ensure emergency department call coverage.

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