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Documentation personnel can free up physicians during visits to "do what we do best."
Don’t ignore these common root causes of team conflict.
Using an evaluation form and face-to-face meetings can help get both sides of the team talking and solving problems.
This article gives tips on how new physicians can make a successful transition from residency to practice, particularly in terms of their personal and professional development. Issues such as collegiality, use of social media, and office politics are discussed.
To reduce anxiety associated with a change to multidisciplinary team care, the authors used concepts and techniques from family therapy. They offer their approach as a way other practices can ease the pain of major process changes.
Drawing on their experience with a project designed to improve diabetes care in 40 small clinics, the authors emphasize the value and explain the principles of "inclusive leadership" -- the leadership style that involves encouraging all members of the group to speak up, especially those in the group that would not usually have their voices heard, and using this whole-group input as the basis for leadership.
The author, a family physician, explains how to use Open DNS, a free Internet domain name server, to limit frivolous Web browsing by practice staff while permitting practice-related use of the Web.
It takes the right people to do the right stuff.
The authors share what they've learned about change management during their work with the TransforMed demonstration project.
The article describes strategies for developing positive, effective work relationships within a medical practice.