Easy, Easy Way to Implement A Survey Tool in Your Medical Practice

I've been thinking about implementing a more streamlined survey tool. But this is one of those things that you know is important, but not necessarily a priority. That is, nothing is going to fall apart if you don't send a survey to a patient. Today, this comment (see below) came across on my screen from the SOAPM listserve that caught my eye. I emailed Dr. Adams and asked him if I could post this on PediatricInc. He agreed. Dr. Adams … [Read more...]

Should We Embrace Conflict or Run Away From It?

I haven't met a person that actually enjoys conflict (although I have met people that attract conflict all the time). Fundamentally, it is simply uncomfortable. Thus, people avoid it. We’d often rather forgo the discomfort and end up with something we don't like than create conflict and fight for something we believe in. The problem, though, is that when conflict is not resolved, resentments starts to set in. And resentment leads to anger. And … [Read more...]

I Don’t Know How Else To Put This, But My Ebook Is Kind of a Big Deal

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably know about my e-book, 101 Ways to Transform Your Practice. If you haven’t picked it up (it is free by the way) I wanted to give you a little nudge to do so. Not everything in the ebook is going to work in your practice. But at the very least, I think the ebook will spark ideas that you would have not had otherwise. If you are still not convinced, then let me share this little something … [Read more...]

I Don't Know How Else To Put This, But My Ebook Is Kind of a Big Deal

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably know about my e-book, 101 Ways to Transform Your Practice. If you haven’t picked it up (it is free by the way) I wanted to give you a little nudge to do so. Not everything in the ebook is going to work in your practice. But at the very least, I think the ebook will spark ideas that you would have not had otherwise. If you are still not convinced, then let me share this little something that … [Read more...]

Social Media: How to Use it to Improve your Practice

If you are in the Chicago area, I wanted to let you know about a chance to hear me speak. I will be speaking about Social Media: How to Use it to Improve your Practice at the CCPA Annual Meeting. If you are not a CCPA member, I'd suggest to become one. They are a great GPO. If you dont' know what a GPO is or how it can help your practice out, click on THIS link to learn more about how a GPO can save you serious money. And to learn more … [Read more...]

Exit Interviews Before They Exit

Exit interviews are done when an employee is leaving the organization. The intent of the interview is for the employer to gather data for improving working conditions and retaining employees. Theoretically, I understand why one would want to do exit interview. But I don’t understand why one would wait until the employee is leaving to ask their opinion. Seems to me that at that point, it is too late. Asking employees exit interview type questions … [Read more...]

Pediatric Practice Management Conference

At the risk of sounding like a “fan-boy”  again, I wanted to inform you about an awesome pediatric focused practice management seminar coming up this summer. The seminar is hosted by Physician’s Computer Company and the courses include some pretty cool topics: EHR Panel Discussion How to get Government Funding for EHR How to be Successful in a Tough Economy Top Ten Legal Issues Practices Need to Know Negotiating in the New World of … [Read more...]

Bloom’s Taxonomy in a Medical Practice

During my MBA, I ran across something called Bloom’s Taxonomy; which is a classification of learning objectives educators set for students. Bloom’s Taxonomy is often depicted as a stairway, whereas students are able to attain a higher level of “thinking.” In almost all circumstances when an instructor desires to move a group of students through a learning process utilizing an organized framework, Bloom's Taxonomy can prove helpful. This taxonomy … [Read more...]

Bloom's Taxonomy in a Medical Practice

During my MBA, I ran across something called Bloom’s Taxonomy; which is a classification of learning objectives educators set for students. Bloom’s Taxonomy is often depicted as a stairway, whereas students are able to attain a higher level of “thinking.” In almost all circumstances when an instructor desires to move a group of students through a learning process utilizing an organized framework, Bloom's Taxonomy can prove helpful. This taxonomy … [Read more...]