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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.
Is everyone in your practice “the right people”? Are they all open to trying different approaches? Can they all support and work toward a shared vision? Can they communicate with one another across all levels of the practice? 2 If not, your vision of a better practice may be hard to reach.
The authors share what they've learned about change management during their work with the TransforMed demonstration project.
Based on his experience implementing an EHR system and study of other implementation projects, the author outlines the steps necessary for a successful implementation.
The article describes strategies for developing positive, effective work relationships within a medical practice.
The article describes the issues family physicians need to keep in mind when firing a staff member and offer tips for helping get through the experience.
The author describes steps she has taken to redesign her practice systematically, implementing advanced access, pre-visit planning and other steps to cope with her own declining job satisfaction and to improve the quality of care delivered in her practice.