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Physician career moves: List before you leap

Physician career moves: List before you leap

Recruiters say doctors can save a lot of time, money and trouble by following a priority checklist to get the job that best suits them.

Health insurers lower spending growth but worry about ACA

Health insurers lower spending growth but worry about ACA

Three of seven major plans report higher net profits for the beginning of 2013 as they continue getting ready for the Affordable Care Act.

Pay that motivates your medical practice staff

Pay that motivates your medical practice staff

How physicians pay employees can be more important than what is paid to ensure they are productive — and aren't looking for work elsewhere.

Medical practice action plan: Overcome regulation overload

Medical practice action plan: Overcome regulation overload

Health care is experiencing a major overhaul, and practices face the brunt of the changes. Careful planning is needed to guide practices through it all.

Hospitals are buying, but doctors don't have to sell

Hospitals are buying, but doctors don't have to sell

Practices have many options to gain tighter relationships with hospitals without making an outright sale.

Shopping for an EHR (the second time around)

Shopping for an EHR (the second time around)

When it comes time to replace a system, learning from mistakes is critical to making sure new technology doesn't bring the same heartbreak.

Health IT: Physicians are the easy part (HIMSS meeting)

Health IT: Physicians are the easy part (HIMSS meeting)

Doctors have financial incentives to adopt EHRs. But patients don’t. Physicians are trying to see how to get them to integrate technology into their health.

5 steps for employed physicians to resolve contract disputes

5 steps for employed physicians to resolve contract disputes

Doctors can save themselves a lot of time, money and grief during contract disputes by following a series of steps to work out their issues.

Health system brands go national

Health system brands go national

The growth of high-profile institutions means physicians may be competing against more than just the doctor down the street.

EHRs: Where will your meaningful use bonus go?

EHRs: Where will your meaningful use bonus go?

Practices should set expectations early in the process for how the money will be divided and how it will be spent.

Physician job search: Showcase your teamwork

Physician job search: Showcase your teamwork

Demonstrating an ability to work with others can be the difference between a physician getting that dream job or being shut out.

Physician employment: Build a contract that suits you

Physician employment: Build a contract that suits you

When a doctor's contract expires, it's time to negotiate a more desirable employment package. Here are 5 steps to help.

Online patient portals: Unveiling the doctor's note

Online patient portals: Unveiling the doctor's note

Growing demand for patient engagement has led some health care organizations to open physicians' clinical notes to patients. But they're doing it in different ways.

4 essentials to physician-hospital alignment (MGMA-ACMPE meeting)

4 essentials to physician-hospital alignment (MGMA-ACMPE meeting)

Signing the deal that joins doctors and hospitals is easy. The challenge comes in making sure everyone is on the same page once conflicts arise.

What a buyer wants in your physician practice

What a buyer wants in your physician practice

Purchasers have specific things they want to know before making an offer. Here’s what those things are, and how doctors can prepare their answers.

When the Rx is an app

When the Rx is an app

As apps monitor, manage and control almost every aspect of health care, some physicians are finding they help increase patient compliance and education.

Who still wants to be a country doctor?

Who still wants to be a country doctor?

There is still need for physicians in rural areas, but interest is declining. One solution: Improve work-life balance to attract and keep doctors.

Are you mentally ready to retire?

Are you mentally ready to retire?

Successful retirements can hinge on whether physicians know what they want to do with all the time freed up from no longer practicing.

Can a computer game help practices keep data secure?

Can a computer game help practices keep data secure?

A practical look at information technology issues and usage

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