There have been expressions of concern in many medical quarters over how best to handle physician aging. As practitioners grow older they may experience reduced cognitive and physical capacity. With patient safety rightly paramount for all concerned with healthcare—and given some, admittedly inconclusive, evidence indicating [...]
A quarter of US physicians are over 65 and about 11 percent of the active medical labor force is between 65 and 75. Accordingly, a lot of attention has been focused on how organizations can make sure aging practitioners are still cognitively and physically able to perform at a level ensuring patient safety and optimal [...]
Resiliency is typically a sought after attribute within the healthcare field. But when stripped down to the core, it's apparent physicians are growing increasingly frustrated with the phrasing behind the term.
Physician Resilience is More Than the Ability to "Bounce Back" Many physicians dislike the term “resilience”—especially when it is seen as something they lack—and something they’re solely responsible for getting. They see themselves as very resilient already. After all, they are used to functioning at a high level under [...]
LEAP HR: Healthcare Conference 2018 Hats off to the planners of the LEAP HR: Healthcare Conference in Chicago earlier this month. The team from Hanson Wade provided an excellent venue, a well-organized and managed schedule of events and one of the most engaging conferences in my 10 years of attending conferences.
When a healthcare organization acquires a medical practice or organizations merge, both parties usually have intense hopes and expectations—some of them unrealistic. And the effect can be truly toxic. A successful approach to an M&A means finding ways for leadership and physicians to talk to each other and find solutions to [...]
More and more we are hearing about mental health concerns in the workplace. Recently I spoke on a panel hosted by Marsh & McLennan, an insurance broker serving risk prevention and insurance needs, to address these issues. At the event I saw many head nods in the audience as we covered these topics at length. I am sharing this [...]
Have you seen this happen? A physician had a colleague who decided to leave medicine. She was asked to pick up some of the slack for a short while. But time stretched on because hiring someone into the physician’s town wasn’t appealing, especially with the physician shortage. Then a new Electronic Health Records (EHR) system [...]
Leadership Principles: Lessons from Lewis & Clark With warmer weather upon us, many of us are thinking about summer travel plans. In this “age of information” there are myriads of websites which are helpful when considering options and choices, from simple to high end accommodations. Yelp reviews and personal testimonials [...]
The 2018 AMGA Conference in Phoenix was once again the gathering place for medical professionals and healthcare leaders to connect with their peers, share ideas and drive the direction of their profession. The conference provided plenty of learning opportunities and excellent speakers.