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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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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Physicians crowded around Chief Talking

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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Administrative Overlaod

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. Around  1…

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