ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
The authors, who work for TransforMed, explain how implementing morning huddles helped improve office efficiency and improve staff attitudes at a practice, and how other family practices can try the same technique.
The author describes the concept of knowledge management, which has been examined in the business literature, to medical practices and applies it to medical practice, offering tips about how best to spread knowledge among staff.
The article suggests five tips for physicians to decrease the amount of administrative work they encounter on a daily basis.
The author discusses developing and implementing a conflict resolution policy for a family practice.
The author introduces cycle time measurement, flow mapping, and several other quality improvement strategies that family physicians can use in their practices.
The author, a family physician, describes how he keeps his employees working for him for the long term. The article offers tips for building loyalty and rewarding staff.
Motivating employees is not as straightforward as most people may think. The author reviews the major motivation theoriesp, incentives and disincentives and suggests ways to apply them effetively in a family practice setting.
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 author provides a step-by-step approach to developing and implementing a fair and consistent employee performance evaluation system.
Argues that no physician can "just practice medicine" in the sense of ignoring management aspects of practice