A Case for Quantity When Measuring Quality

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The quality of a physician’s work is now often evaluated in metrics and data. Seventeen years ago, the Institute of Medicine issued a call to arms to Cross the Quality Chasm that opened the floodgates for thousands of measures, from government rules to hospital guidelines and consumer evaluations. As healthcare has become more complex, the…

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How (and Why) to Keep up with Emerging Medicine

Emerging Medicine

Staying on top of emerging medicine is vital for providing the best care to patients and has multiple benefits for physicians. For patients, the benefits are obvious. Medical knowledge is constantly changing, and frequently, practices that were once considered “best practice” are now overturned by new clinical trials. For physicians, those who keep actively learning…

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Tackling the Problem of Misdiagnosis

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If you’ve been attending conferences and reading journals lately, you already know that there’s a lot of buzz about improving diagnosis in health care. In fact, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) most recent installment in the Quality Chasm series is “Improving Diagnosis in Health Care.” Although data on misdiagnosis is fairly sparse, the best estimate…

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Common Education Improves Physician Communication

Physician Communication During Handoffs

Patient handoffs are a major source of anxiety for physicians, and with good reason. The handoff is one of the most dangerous periods during an episode of care. Nearly two-thirds of the most serious preventable medical errors are due to communication failures, especially during handoffs. To improve handoffs (and patient care in general) many organizations…

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Three Tips for Chief Residents and Fellows

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Chiefs play a vital role in ensuring that residents and fellows are performing at a high level and providing good care to patients. A recent study on remediating struggling residents found that the chief resident was often the first person to notice a resident’s problem behavior (84% of the time). Since residents and fellows often…

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How Much Knowledge Do Physicians Lose over Time?

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You’ve probably already heard the statistics about how quickly medical knowledge is doubling (in 2010, medical knowledge doubled every ten years, by 2020 it will double every 73 days) but the massive increase in new knowledge physicians need to gain is only half of the problem. The other half is the amount of foundational medical…

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Knowledge to Practice Appoints Medical Director to Accelerate Its Clinical Content Expansion

Bethesda, MD – July 18, 2018 – Knowledge to Practice (K2P), a leading provider of personalized, competency-based lifelong learning for practicing physicians, hospitals and healthcare systems, announces today the appointment of Chimene Richa, MD, as the Medical Director. In her new role, Dr. Richa will be responsible for leading curriculum design and clinical content strategies…

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Helping Physicians Manage Burnout and Administrative Overload

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  The life of healthcare professionals has become more and more challenging every day. New rollouts of EHRs, changing guidelines and ongoing administrative tasks are now occupying physicians’ time. With less time focused on treating patients, burnout is becoming more common. The growing number of administrative tasks are causing burnout for almost half of physicians.…

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Knowledge to Practice Announces Record Setting Sales and Recruits Top Marketing Executive to Power Their Next Stage of Growth

Knowledge to Practice (K2P), a leading provider of personalized, competency-based lifelong learning for practicing physicians, hospitals and healthcare systems, today announces 42% bookings growth year-over-year in Q1 2018. With this achievement K2P is recognized as the go-to choice for ongoing physician education. As an outcome of this success, K2P names Matt Chan as Chief Marketing…

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