Staff management

July/August 2016 Issue
Five Lessons for Working With a Scribe [Feature]

Documentation personnel can free up physicians during visits to "do what we do best."

January/February 2016 Issue
Why Your Health Care Team Doesn't Get Along [The Last Word]

Don’t ignore these common root causes of team conflict.

May/June 2014 Issue
A Feedback Tool to Improve Physician-Medical Assistant Communication [Feature]

Using an evaluation form and face-to-face meetings can help get both sides of the team talking and solving problems.

July/August 2013 Issue
Easing Into Your New Practice After Residency: Tips for Success [Feature]

A successful transition from training to practice hinges on prudent personal and professional development.

November/December 2012 Issue
A Team-Building Model for Team-Based Care [Feature]

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.

January/February 2012 Issue
How Inclusive Leadership Can Help Your Practice Adapt to Change [Feature]

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.

Mar-Apr 2009 Issue
Reducing Improper Internet Use in Your Office: A Quick, Easy and Free Solution [Feature]

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.

Mar-Apr 2009 Issue
Practice Improvement Is People [From The Editor]

It takes the right people to do the right stuff.

Sep-Oct 2008 Issue
The Key to Implementing Change in Your Practice [Feature]

The authors share what they've learned about change management during their work with the TransforMed demonstration project.

Nov-Dec 2006 Issue
Effective Work Relationships: A Vital Ingredient in Your Practice [Feature]

The article describes strategies for developing positive, effective work relationships within a medical practice.

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