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Modern Healthcare Again Selects Jackson Physician Search as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare
For the second consecutive year, Jackson Physician Search has been named as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare. In sharing news of the repeating the award in 2017, Tony Stajduhar, President of Jackson Physician Search, said, “The consistent recognition we receive as a great place to work is a win not only for our employees, but for our customers. These rankings validate our strategy of empowering our employees to provide clients and candidates with the best possible services and customer experience.” In 2016, as a first-time applicant for Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Jackson Physician Search ranked 14th overall, 11th in the supplier category and 4th for having the most engaged and most satisfied group of millennials on staff. In March 2017, Jackson Physician Search was also certified as a Great Workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Additionally, Jackson Physician Search’s parent company, Jackson Healthcare, has been named Atlanta’s Best Place to Work for three consecutive years by Atlanta Business Chronicle. Modern Healthcare will announce the 2017 specific rankings in September 2017. ...
Jackson Physician Search Earns More Recognition as a Great Place to Work
Alpharetta, Georgia — 03-30-2017 — Jackson Physician Search was certified as a great workplace today by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Jackson Physician Search earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. A summary of these ratings and reviews can be found at http://reviews.greatplacetowork.com/jackson-physician-search. The physician recruiting firm has previously been recognized as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare, including its 4th place rank for having the most engaged and most satisfied group of Millennials. Additionally, Jackson Physician Search’s parent company, Jackson Healthcare, has been named Atlanta’s Best Place to Work for three consecutive years by Atlanta Business Chronicle. “People are the greatest differentiator for us. We are building a culture where very talented and relationship-oriented people want to work,” stated Tony Stajduhar, President. “In turn, that makes us a firm with whom clients and candidates want to work.” “Our growth in physician recruitment results from motivating and empowering our team to deliver great results and an exceptional experience,” Stajduhar noted. "We applaud Jackson Physician Search for seeking certification and releasing its employees' feedback," said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work's Certification Program ...
Changing How Doctors Get Paid
Modern Healthcare - Hospitals and physician groups across the country are beefing up merit pay for quality and patient satisfaction in their physician compensation plans. But Geisinger Health System is doing something radically different.  The 12-hospital system based in Danville, Pa., did away with physician bonuses altogether this summer and put all of its 1,600 employed doctors on a straight salary.  Geisinger also made the decision to pay each physician at or above the national average whether in primary care or a specialty. “We don't have below-average doctors so we don't pay anyone below average,” Geisinger CEO Dr. David Feinberg said... Read More>> ...
5 Challenges Facing Physicians and How Doximity Can Help
Doximity- Each year, Medical Economics publishes a list of the Top 10 Challenges Facing Physicians for the year and how to overcome them. Topping their list for 2017 are MACRA, prior authorizations, and negotiating with payers. Staying motivated to practice medicine came in at number four. That’s a challenge we write about frequently in the physician recruitment realm. At the end of last year, Doximity wrote about a few of the major headaches physicians encounter and how being on Doximity can help alleviate those. Here’s a quick overview that you can suggest to any physicians you might work with experiencing such problems: CHALLENGE #1: Calling patients. Doctors need to call patients, but they don’t want to give out their personal number, and if they use *67 to call patients from a blocked number, they don’t pick up. SOLUTION: The new, free app called Doximity Dialer allows doctors to call patients from their cell phone without using *67. Patients see a physician’s office line in their Caller ID...Read More>> ...
10 Tips on Dealing with Problem Patients at Your Practice
Physicians Practice- While practices are optimistic about every patient that walks through their door for the first time, it's not realistic to assume every single interaction will work out. Quite simply, some patients bring a bad attitude to the practice and end up abusing physicians and staff, either verbally, physically, or financially. Other patients are just not on the same wavelength as their physician, when it comes to treatment plans and adherence. In these cases, an outright dismissal of a patient might be the best course of action. If you are hemming and hawing over this decision, it's understandable. Most physicians think the best of patients and want to help people. In some cases, issues can be resolved...Read More>> ...
http://www.hhnmag.com/articles/7364-steps-to-hiring-the-right-health-care-consultant
Hospitals & Health Networks- Health care consulting to hospitals and health systems, post-acute and ambulatory providers, medical groups and other provider organizations is big business. The $42 billion U.S. market for management consulting is growing at a 7 percent annual clip with health care consulting leading the way with growth of 9.5 percent in 2015...Read More>> ...
http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/accountable-care-organizations/359k-clinicians-participating-in-cms-alternative-payment-models-this-year-5-things-to-know.html
Becker's Hospital Review- More than 359,000 clinicians will participate in four of CMS' alternative payment models in 2017, the agency said Wednesday. CMS said the numbers demonstrate providers' commitment to a healthcare system that pays for the quality of care delivered to patients. Under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, APMs that require providers to bear more than nominal risk will qualify as "advanced." Clinicians participating in advanced APMs can earn a lump sum bonus of up to 5 percent on Medicare payments...Read More>> ...
AHA's 5 Strategic Priorities for 2017-2020
Becker's Hospital Review - The American Hospital Association released its strategic plan for 2017 to 2020, which the organization says will position it to be a national advocate for and provide guidance to members who are seeking to "redefine the 'H'" — be it hospital, health system or health organization...Read More>> ...
60 Of The Most Powerful People In Healthcare In 2016
Becker's Hospital Review- Power can be measured by size, expertise, revenue, political authority or social influence. Becker's Healthcare believes the following 60 men and women possess and exhibit power in all of the aforementioned ways, if not more. From the pediatrician who sounded the alarm on the water crisis in Flint to the journalist who exposed one of healthcare's most volatile startups, each of 2016's most powerful people exercised their unique expertise, authority and position to bring about change. Powerful individuals are presented in alphabetical order...Read More>> ...
This Mother And Son Are Attending The Same Medical School At The Same Time
Becker's Hospital Review - It's not uncommon to have your parent as your teacher. Having your parent as your classmate, however, is a tad more rare — but not for this mother-son duo, Tulsa World reports. Terresa Miller, a 46-year-old mother of three, always dreamed of attending medical school. She married her husband Mark, a pastor at Sand Springs, Okla.-based Broadway Baptist Church, when she was a junior in college. The couple started their family shortly thereafter and Ms. Miller didn't want to attend medical school while raising children. Instead, she taught high school science for 16 years...Read More>> ...
Why 2016 Was A Good Year For Humanity: 38 Gains In Health and Well-being
Becker's Hospital Review- "'If it bleeds, it leads' isn't a phrase coined by some cut-throat tabloid editor. It's a potent truth that lies at the heart of the modern day media machine. It's time for some balance." This quote from Angus Hervey, PhD, political economist, science communicator and editor of Future Crunch, couldn't be truer. News headlines and the general media are saturated with heartbreaking stories of death, disease, war and crime. When reflecting on the past year in news, it's easy to think 2016 was a disaster. But this mindset overlooks the many beautiful and inspiring things that have happened in the past year...Read More>> ...
Physician Sells Rocks To Fundraise $100k
Becker's Hospital Review- When David Margolis, MD, learned Nordstrom sold out of $85 leather-wrapped rocks this year, he was inspired to start a fundraising campaign called "Rocks for a Reason." Dr. Margolis pledged to send every person who donated $85 to Milwaukee-based Children's Hospital of Wisconsin — where he serves as director of the bone marrow transplant program — a rock in the mail...Read More>> ...
10 Ways to Shine a Spotlight on Your Company Culture
Health eCareers- Find top talent on Health eCareers! It was Merriam-Webster’s “Word of the Year” in 2014, as the world began to recognize that “culture” wasn’t just used to describe museum benefits and the opera. Since then, the word has been on the tip of human resources professionals’ tongues with increasing frequency. That’s because as management and employees both know, a company defines its culture and the culture defines the company — and its success or failure. A positive culture generally means employees “like working there.” It’s that simple. And if people like working there, you're more likely to attract — and retain — the kind of high-quality healthcare professionals every organization covets. The Best Places to Work in Healthcare In our industry, Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work list showcases some of the best workplace cultures in healthcare. Didn't make this year's list? That's okay! There are plenty of ways to make your company culture shine — and here to help are experts from three companies that ranked at the top of this year's list: CompHealth (#6), Weatherby Healthcare (#10) and Jackson Physician Search (#14). TRY SOME OF THESE TACTICS TO CREATE AN AWARD-WINNING WORKPLACE CULTURE THAT ATTRACTS AND RETAINS TOP HEALTHCARE TALENT! 1. Put ...
American Hospital Association CEO Rick Pollack: The Future of Healthcare
Modern Healthcare- Over the past decade, the top leadership of the nation's hospitals formulated their business plans on the twin premises that more people would have comprehensive health insurance and that the reimbursement system was moving inexorably toward value-based payment. Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson recently asked American Hospital Association CEO Rick Pollack what impact the election will have on those basic assumptions. The following is an edited transcript. Read More>> ...
Is the Hippocratic Oath Still Relevant?
Medscape- Nearly all doctors recite the original Hippocratic Oath or an alternative version of it in medical school. Yet it remains controversial, prompting questions about whether it should be retired. Defenders assert that it has as much relevance today as ever, because it remains a public declaration of the social contract between the profession of medicine, its individual members, and society as a whole. Critics wonder whether the oath is a "necessary protection or an elaborate hoax." This is because the notion that a physician has independent power to behave morally and ethically in the treatment of patients is complex, given the role of the health insurance industry, hospital employers, and the pharmaceutical industry, not to mention the still-pervasive fee-for-service environment. The oath, written 2400 years ago in and for a simpler time, appears silent on these issues. Thus, the question becomes: is the Hippocratic Oath still relevant? Read More>> ...
Dr. Charles Sorenson: Misperceptions on Healthcare
Dr. Sorenson’s message was clear: we can choose to see the turbulent nature of the healthcare environment, as bleak or as an “unparalleled opportunity to make healthcare better for the people we serve and to make it better for the people who choose this noble profession.” With that opportunity comes an even greater sense of urgency and commitment to helping physicians find the place where they can best serve. Becker's Hospital Review- Much of the discourse on the current state of U.S. healthcare centers on the rapid pace of change, an uncertain future and serious financial challenges for patients and providers alike. With the recent presidential election of Donald Trump and the likelihood that the ACA will be fundamentally changed or repealed, the future of U.S. healthcare is less certain than ever. But despite the turbulent nature of the healthcare environment, clinicians and leaders must not throw up their hands in the face of these challenges, many of which have become defining characteristics of the industry. In fact, many people hold misperceptions about these commonly bemoaned issues, according to Charles Sorenson, MD, president emeritus of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare. Read More>> ...
Restoring Empathy and Joy to Medical Practice
Physicians Money Digest- For those members of the medical profession who worry about the advance and impact of physician burnout nationwide, it might help to know that you have a real champion in your corner—Bridget Duffy, MD. Duffy is the chief medical officer for Vocera, a publicly-traded, healthcare communications company that “empowers teams through intelligent, real-time communication solutions in healthcare and other mission-critical mobile environments.” Read More>> ...
Marketing a Medical Practice Using Facebook
Physicians Practice Blog- Four years ago, I left my fee-for-service, insurance-based practice and started a cash-only, direct primary care practice (charging my patients a $30 to $65 monthly membership fee). My financial survival depends on my ability to attract and keep patients, which means that marketing has suddenly gotten much more important for my practice. Like most businesses, my best advertisement is word-of-mouth recommendations from happy patients. Beyond that, I've found that my most effective marketing tool, by far, is Facebook...Read More>> ...
3 Things Physicians Should Know about Social Media
Physicians Practice Blog- Like many Americans, physicians have discovered the value of social media. Whether they seek to market their practices, educate consumers about health concerns, or engage with patients online, many physicians see the potential in an economic way to reach large audiences quickly via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and other sites. Over 70 percent of family physicians and oncologists use social media more than once a month, according to one survey. Another benefit, clearly, is these sites allow physicians to keep up with news and trends relating to health, medicine and patient care. Physicians, and all healthcare professionals, should understand the risks of using social media improperly, as these risks could easily outweigh the benefits. Using social media inappropriately could lead to a liability suit that could damage a physician’s reputation or could cause the release of confidential patient information. The release of patient information would violate HIPAA, which requires physicians and all healthcare entities to safeguard what it calls protected health information (PHI). The law defines PHI as any individually identifiable health information that medical practice or any associate of the practice maintains or transmits in any form. Such a broad definition makes physicians, anyone working for ...
Selling The Community To Physician Candidates
Doximity Blog- You know these three words well: recruiting is selling. The product you’re selling is your healthcare facility. Physician candidates are your sales leads. And since you’re selling a position at your facility, it’s imperative to know everything possible about it. But that goes well beyond patient volume – you also need to sell the community. Selling the community doesn’t equate to job posts filled with prose about scenic beaches and waterways, either. When you truly sell the community, you create a sense of belonging. Sure, that might include a beach, but that’s one small part. In real estate, sales are about location, location, location and in many ways, physician recruitment is no different. Somewhere in your pipeline is a physician who’s looking for a community just like yours. Urban, rural, every community has a unique strength. If your opportunity is in a rural town where the only stoplight in town is on Main Street, sell that one stoplight and sell Main Street. Something as simple as sidewalks and parks can translate to a more livable environment because sidewalks and parks encourage people to get outside and interact – and that fosters a sense of community and belonging. To ...