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This article advocates the development of a coordinated clinical team within a primary care practice. Research has shown that a clinical team achieves better outcomes with patient health than individual work alone. The article encourages practices to get buy-in from all team members and to set reasonable clinical goals.
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.
The article will describe the new model of care proposed by the Future of Family Medicine project and will address the barriers and solutions to implementing key components of the new model.
The article describes the "collaborative" model of learning, which goes beyond traditional didactic learning sessions and encourages participants to learn by doing and to share best practices with one another. The goal is rapid improvement of their organizations.
The article will offer principles for dealing with change and effecting change within an organization.
The article details how one practice implemented the principle of "working smarter, not harder" to optimize quality, efficiency and revenue.
The article is a case study of how a failing primary care group improved its performance, in terms of practice costs, productivity and patient satisfaction.
The author presents a simple and practical compliance method for performing effective and efficient internal self audits in the family practice office.
The author offers a wide range of suggestions for improving practice efficiency, smoothing patient flow and cutting waste.