Posts Categorized: Physician Practices

5 Revealing Statistics on the Consumerization of Healthcare

PwC released their annual report on the top issues facing healthcare in 2019. This year, they argue, the healthcare industry is finally starting to catch up to other industries when it comes to modernization. Healthcare is beginning to face similar challenges and opportunities that other industries face. PwC had this to say about healthcare in the US…


Industry Leaders Agree: Physician Burnout Is A Public Health Crisis

More and more healthcare industry leaders have come to the realization that physician burnout is more than just a frustration for physicians: it’s a threat to the health and well-being of the entire American public. A report was published last week by the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of…


Chuck Norris Agrees Physician Burnout is a Problem

Chuck Norris, famous actor and martial arts expert, recently wrote an article in his health blog about the serious problem facing patients—physician burnout. His article was directed towards patients rather than physicians, with an important message for empathy. With clinical interactions shrinking, he wants people to know the reason behind their disconnected interactions with their…


A Message For Doctors: It’s Not Your Fault

Improved patient outcomes, a part of the Triple Aim, is driven by patient engagement.  The key to patient engagement is the trust-bond relationship between the doctor and patient.  If the patient feels they are cared for by their care provider and can trust them, then they are far more likely to engage in their prescribed treatment plans….


How to Decrease Doctor’s Dislike for Their Computers

A recent article by Dr. Jay Anders discusses his thoughts on how to reduce the hatred that doctors feel towards their computers.  Physicians are spending too much time with their EHR, and not enough time with patients, and this is frustrating.  We need to take steps in the right direction to decrease the frustration that doctors feel…


Don’t Let Screens Come Between You & Your Patients

The doctor-patient relationship used to be a sacred one. A patient entered the exam room, and the sole focus of the physician was on diagnosing and treating that person. They made eye-contact, asked questions, and worked to solve whatever medical problems the patient was facing. These days, that relationship has been sabotaged by a tool…


4 Reasons Why Turning Doctors into Coders Is Detrimental for Your Practice

For many practices, it is tempting to push the coding work back onto the physicians. For some, the motivation is to ensure compliance. It makes sense; the physician is the only one in the exam room, and they are the ones whose name the claim is billed under. For others, their workflow decisions are driven…


Experiencing Physician Burnout? Here are 4 Ways to Lighten Your Load

Burnout is becoming a widespread epidemic among practicing physicians. This unfortunate phenomenon is largely caused by the increase of administrative duties now demanding physician attention. With the implementation of EHR systems that were designed without considering the needs of doctors, face to face patient time is matched or even overridden by screen time, just trying to click…