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Will MACRA and the QPP Bring Back Private Practice Providers?

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about MACRA and the QPP, two programs designed to promote the growth of and expand access to primary care physicians, while improving quality. Despite all the healthcare industry media coverage on this topic, a 2016 survey from the, Physicians Foundation, revealed that of the 600,000 providers who participated,

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Embracing Healthcare Diversity Starts from the Top Down

Diversity in healthcare is about more than doing a job, every aspect of the business involves engaging and connecting with people; like any other business, if healthcare providers fail to connect with their clientele, it’s unlikely that they will have repeat customers.

Six Sigma may Reduce the Approximately 700 Deaths Per Day that Occur as a Result of Medical Errors

Six-Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. Although it is typically utilized in factory settings, Six-Sigma has become increasingly popular in health care. Healthcare organizations have begun undertaking Six-Sigma to improve the delivery of services…..

The Basics of Six Sigma DMAIC Methodology

The Six Sigma DMAIC methodology consists of five elements: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. These elements provide a framework for problem-solving, as well as guidelines for improving your company. While traditionally used in a factory setting, the components can be applied in the healthcare industry to improve organization, communication, and patient satisfaction.

Overcoming Healthcare Communication Barriers through Teamwork

Effective communication is important at almost any job, but there is a special emphasis that should is placed on communication and teamwork in the healthcare organization. Lack of communication and team collaboration in this field can have damaging, and sometimes deadly effects. Lack of critical information, misinterpretation of information, overlooked changes, and unclear orders are

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Healthcare Compliance is More than Just Training:  5 Strategies for Creating Sustainable Compliance Programs

Many organizations approach compliance as merely the task of training staff and checking it off on a list.  Often compliance programs are not organized and properly maintained, which can lead to complaints, auditing, fines, and possible litigation.  Healthcare compliance is more than training, and it is a necessary part of providing patients with quality care.  Managing

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Free Healthcare Training Alert: “Managing Your Practice Series” from the AMA Steps Forward Training Initiative

Free Healthcare Training Alert: “Managing Your Practice Series” from the AMA Steps Forward Training Initiative

Expanding Healthcare Business Partnerships and Shared Governance are Necessary to Improve the Delivery of Care

When it comes to managing a medical facility, and improving the healthcare market, shared governance requires input from internal and external customers to include suppliers to the extent where their input is necessary.

Utilizing E-learning to Deliver Workplace Healthcare Training

Healthcare organizations that choose to utilize interactive, e-learning technology will benefit from the reduce costs formerly associated with travel expenses formally associated with sending employees to off-site locations or events.