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A New Year's hope for physicians battling burnout
A New Year's hope for physicians battling burnoutA new year is upon us, so it is time for the obligatory New Year resolutions. However, since I am terrible at keeping resolutions, here is at least one thing I hope to work on for 2018: I want to grieve better.
The true power of medicine
The true power of medicineThe best physicians heal their patients, but in turn, heal themselves and face the depths of human vulnerability and suffering, pursuing a meaning much greater than themselves.
We need to continue progress in primary careThis year, Washington, D.C., was once again the epicenter of the debate about the future of healthcare in America.
Evolving your practice to meet quality-based reimbursementThere's no one-size-fit all solution, but there are common strategies practices can take to adapt to value-based programs.
It's a mistake if you're not on social mediaAs a healthcare provider, if you're not on social media by now, you should seriously consider it.
Empowering an entire team to prevent burnoutOne Stanford clinic’s democratic approach to patient care has improved outcomes for the entire team.
The three-legged stool approach to physician burnoutTeam-based communication and an emphasis on personal resilience have improved one medical system’s employee engagement by more than 20%.
Physicians shouldn’t underestimate link between diabetes, cancerDiabetes and high BMI were responsible for an estimated 800,000 new cases of cancer worldwide in 2012.
Physicians have more options to provide CVD protection in diabetic patientsGlucose lowering drugs provide additional cardiovascular benefit to patients with diabetes.
New program aims to streamline vaccine reporting, administrationA new program developed with the support of CDC aims to streamline vaccine-related functions in EHRs to make administration and reporting easier for clinicians.