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What happened to the family doctor?
Primary-care doctors take care of the young, the old and the in-between; the sick, the well and the dying. Ideally...
Should doctors be Facebook 'friends' with patients?
Should doctors be Facebook "friends" with their patients? Increasingly, professionals are stroking their...
Web Exclusive: CA Slaps Health Plans for Delaying Payments
California regulators have fined the state's seven largest health plans $4.85 million after finding widespread...
Web Exclusive: End-of-Life Care is Often Futile, Costly
The folks at the Dartmouth Atlas Project have pointed out the elephant in the room—the enormous amount of far...
Web Exclusive: Hospitals Responsible for Physicians' Bad Behavior
If a physician is in hot water, so is the related hospital, even when the physician is not a direct employee. Medical...
Web Exclusive: Medical Groups Sound Alarm on SGR 'Crisis'
Without action by Congress, a 23% cut in physician fees Dec. 1 will be followed by a 6.5% cut Jan. 1. The reductions...
Web Exclusive: Notions of Personal ’Sacrifice’ Help Docs Take Gifts From Industry
Over the past decade, there has been movement toward imposing clear standards on the relationship between doctors and...
Web Exclusive: Florida docs slam American Medical Association in letter
A Florida physicians group sent a blistering letter to the American Medical Association on Tuesday to share its...
Web Exclusive: Healthcare Provider Vaccination Rates Overdue in CA
California is required by law to publish healthcare worker vaccination rates for each acute care hospital but is...
Generations Apart
I just knew I was asking for it when I filed a column about Gen X and Y docs. Last week, I put forth the perception of...

Continuing Education: Medical Executive Committee Institute: Palm Springs, CA
Presented by some of the country’s most motivational and effective physician leadership educators, this fast-paced...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...
Handbook: Peer Review and Quality Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Credentials Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Department Chair Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Medical Executive Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Continuing Education: Medical Executive Committee Institute: Colorado Springs, CO
Participants gain renewed energy and commitment to tackle leadership tasks and will leave ready to lead the medical...
Continuing Education: CANCELLED: Physician-Hospital Integration and Alignment: Colorado Springs, CO
Solutions to increase quality and safety of care and decrease costs through unique physician-hospital integration and...
Continuing Education: Training Physicians to Lead Clinical Integration: Colorado Springs, CO
Advancing physician-hospital collaboration to increase quality and decrease costs is harder than it looks. In Training...
Book: The Medical Executive Committee Manual
Give physician leaders the knowledge and tools to confidently and effectively carry out their MEC responsibilities and...