ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Based on his experience implementing an EHR system and study of other implementation projects, the author outlines the steps necessary for a successful implementation.
A summary of leadership skills and resources. Core texts from the business field serve as references, including Daniel Goleman's work on the "Emotional Intelligence" of leaders and "Crucial Confrontations," a New York Times bestseller on managing disagreement in the workplace.
Family medicine has a continuing need for leadership in today's changing health care environment. This article, adapted from Dr. Robert Taylor's speech "Leadership as a Learned Skill," describes specific skills that FPs can develop to achieve their leadership potential.
The article addresses common pitfalls that cause good ideas to fail in physician organizations and shows how physicians can be more successful in their efforts to improve their organizations.
The ability to run meetings effectively does not come naturally to some physicians. With this in mind, the author provides tips for organizing and running meetings that will energize participants and make them more productive.
The article will offer principles for dealing with change and effecting change within an organization.
A description of how and why one family physician decided to leave clinical practice to become a full-time administrator.
Argues that no physician can "just practice medicine" in the sense of ignoring management aspects of practice
A multi-interview article that helps new managers and would-be managers evaluate opportunities for training, from informal workshops through MBA programs.
The article explores why physicians should learn to "manage up" and help their superiors obtain the best possible results for their organization and their patients.