Download the Infographic: The Importance of Building a Better Healthcare Team

Teamwork has become crucial in contemporary healthcare and the reasons are multiple. Clinical care is becoming more complex and specialized, forcing medical staffs to attempt complicated health services and quickly learn new methods.

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How to Cultivate Healthy Care Teams and Eliminate Risk

With more and more medical care being delivered by teams made up of physicians, nurses and other professionals, intrateam cooperation and communication are becoming as crucial as diagnostic and treatment skills in giving quality care, maximizing the patient experience and saving lives. One study shows more than 70 percent of [...]

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Download the Infographic: Healthcare Organizations & Millennial Physicians: A Juggling Act for Healthcare Leaders

Demographers use different age ranges to define the millennial generation, but the most common seem to include those born between the years of 1984 to 2000; and by this criterion, they’re a huge cohort: 76 million people in 2017, nearly a quarter of the US population.

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How Big a Problem Is Disruptive Behavior by Physicians, and What Can Be Done?

When a physician engages in disruptive behavior, defined by the AMA as “verbal or nonverbal conduct that harms or intimidates others to the extent that quality of care or patient safety could be compromised,” the ripple effect of the behavior can be extreme and the results quite dire, according to studies.1

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Why Your EAP Should Not Be An Afterthought

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) In the current era of business, many organizations are trying to find ways to do more with less. Individual departments are asked to find ways to cut costs and increase profitability to protect an organization from feeling the impacts of future economic volatility. When the formula for [...]

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How to Build Cohesive, High Performing Care Teams

For healthcare organizations, delivering care is about more than having great physicians, providers and clinicians and enabling them to diagnose and treat the right conditions. It’s also about having every clinician aligned and contributing to a common, organizational vision and working together as a cohesive team to do the [...]

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VITAL WorkLife Growing with Two Additional Clinical Leads

New Clinical Leads I am I am very excited to introduce two new Clinical Leads, Gary Barnes and Stephanie Sherman, who are joining our Physician Intervention team! Our Physician Intervention program supports physicians who are struggling with performance and/or disruptive behaviors, so they can regain their well being. As [...]

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Challenges of Slowing Down and How to Avoid the Pitfalls

When physicians face the prospect of reducing their practice hours or challenges in heading toward retirement, they usually find themselves dealing with a profound crisis of identity.

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Cognitive Testing of Physicians: Making the Best of the Controversy

In the face of research showing the medical profession is rapidly aging (see our blog post "Projections on the Graying of the Physician Labor Force" for more details), there have been a number of initiatives to establish regular testing of physicians’ mental and physical fitness as they age—to make certain their cognitive [...]

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