Practice Management

Telemedicine will play a significant role in contemporary urologic practices. Although only a small percentage of urologists currently use this technology, many more practices are going to embrace it in the near future.1 Read More ›

Despite substantially higher costs, specialty drugs can offer value comparable with that of traditional medications under certain circumstances, according to a recent cost-effectiveness analysis covering 12 years of FDA drug approvals. Read More ›

Practice & Clinical Managers' Role
According to Vicki Kennedy, practice and clinical managers can play a vital role in identifying patient needs and in providing information about resources available to patients. Practice and clinical managers can help bring resource information into the practice and make it readily available to patients. Read More ›

Increased operational costs coupled with decreased sources of revenue have created unprecedented fiscal pressures on the physician community; practices of all types have renewed their focus on reducing costs and increasing efficiencies to stay ahead in the marketplace. Read More ›

One of the most challenging is­sues for human resource (HR) man­agers is how best to align company policies regarding appearance, grooming, and hygiene with business necessity, safety, legal compliance, and reasonable accommodation. Read More ›

In the more than 25 years during my tenure as a nurse, I have had the opportunity to interview, hire, and manage hundreds of nurses. During this process, I have been instrumental in encouraging nurses to move toward oncology care management; this is something of which I am proud. Read More ›

Think back to a time when you had a bad work experience or left a job. What happened that made you miserable or made you leave? Of course, pay is important, as are other logistical items such as commute time and flexible work schedules for family obligations. But, when we say an employee has “left the company,” most likely it was because of a manager. Read More ›

In the group practice setting, I have seen many of my practice manager friends and colleagues retire, change jobs, or—worse yet— be relieved of their management position. What is going on lately? Read More ›

A colleague of mine has been part of a well-known practice management/electronic medical record (EMR) company’s software support team for 10 years. She often tries to steer people to me when she cannot solve a client’s problems with a software solution. Even though she was once a practice administrator herself, she is a software support person now and the problems she sends to me cannot be solved with software. “Mary Pat,” she asks me, “Why do they think I can solve their practice management issues? All I am empowered to do is to help them use the software.” Read More ›

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