May 27, 2021

2021 Summer Update

As you continue to plan your meetings for 2021 and 2022, we hope you will find our Summer Update a valuable resource containing COVID-19 relevant topics, […]
April 19, 2021

Physician Burnout and Suicide

Physicians have struggled with burnout for years, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this situation. Social isolation, reduced community support, and fewer opportunities to seek counseling […]
March 4, 2021

Physician Communication and Care Management: Leadership Strategies

Physicians don’t always communicate appropriately with one another. Multiple elements of the healthcare environment make good communication more challenging. The COVID-19 pandemic can provide additional communication […]
March 4, 2021

Leadership in Crisis

Although healthcare professionals are expected to demonstrate leadership skills in normal times, leadership during a crisis requires an altogether different skill set. Healthcare professionals have recently […]
March 4, 2021

Human Factor-Based Leadership for Reduction of Burnout and Latent Medical Error

All professions have seen a rapid increase in stress, healthcare clinicians’ burnout has multiplied even more dramatically and even more since the COVID-19 pandemic started. A […]
February 8, 2021

Laughter (and Chocolate) is the Best Medicine

The value of humor and laughter are underappreciated in modern medical practice. There is scientific evidence that there are many important physiological responses. These include hormones, […]
February 4, 2021

Communicating Bad News to Patients

At some point in their career, every medical practitioner is in the position of delivering bad news. What constitutes bad news is part of the issue: […]
February 3, 2021

Emotional Intelligence

Providing care in today’s high-stress complex health care environment is no easy task. With newly evolving care patterns, more focus on distance interactions, concerns about care […]
January 13, 2021

COVID-19 in the Outpatient Setting

The COVID19 pandemic started a year ago, and infections are in every corner of the United States. Patients may present to medical offices and urgent care […]