5 Traits of Successful Physician Leaders

Posted by Continuum on Jul 31, 2018 1:24:00 PM

Delegation 

Effectively managing a team involves properly delegating tasks, since no one has the knowledge and expertise to manage everything on their own. Create an atmosphere of problem-solving, and empower others to always work at the top of their licensure.

When non-clinical issues arise, they shouldn’t always be a physician's responsibility. Hiring an office manager to coordinate administrative issues allows physicians to focus on patients, rather than micromanaging staff.

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Topics: top of credentials, patient loyalty, customer service, Physician Leadership, Physician Success, physicians, top of licensure

Top 10 Steps for Proper Succession Planning

Posted by Continuum on Jul 10, 2018 11:43:00 AM

Retirement may be years away, but as an independent physician, there are many succession-related issues that need your consideration—and they shouldn’t be put on the back burner.

First, who will be your replacement? Will you select a successor from the talent within your practice or medical group, or will you undergo a search for an external successor? How and when will the transition occur? Finally, what steps will be taken to provide stability for your employees, patients, and referring physicians?

To ensure a successful transition, practices should develop succession plans for all leading physicians. Follow these 10 steps to formulate a strong plan for your practice.

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Topics: practice management, physicians

Treating Physician Burnout

Posted by Continuum on Jun 5, 2018 10:00:00 AM

With the growing complexity of the healthcare industry, practicing physicians are seeing an unavoidable rise in required reporting and administrative tasks. At the same time, the increasing financial burden of maintaining a viable practice weighs heavily on providers. These mounting pressures cause high levels of stress, frustration, and fatigue, leading to physician burnout.

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Topics: Practice Transformation, Triple Aim, independent physician, Physician Success, physicians, physician burnout

10 Trends Physicians Must Anticipate in 2018

Posted by Continuum on Jan 10, 2018 10:37:14 AM

2018 is expected to be another tumultuous year for the healthcare industry, even though industry growth is projected to remain mostly stable.1 With the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s individual mandate, uncertain policy efforts to strengthen state marketplaces, and ever-increasing insurance premiums, there will be a broad range of challenges facing the industry this year.

Yet for physicians and clinicians, the industry’s shifting tides will not be the center focus. Physicians will place increased emphasis on alleviating operational challenges, improving the quality of care for their patients, and tracking compliance with care plans to improve patient outcomes. These improvements are expected to aid in the decrease of overall healthcare spend, since industry trends in 2018 will focus on innovative ways to lower costs, increase quality, and reduce unnecessary utilization.

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Topics: Telemedicine, quality care, population health, value-based care, physicians, 2018 healthcare trends, quality payment program, care variation, Medicare Advantage, high deductible health plans

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