Category Archives: Human Capital/Management

Balancing the Ethical with the Financial in Medical Research Funding

By Philip A. Cola The United States government allocates billions of dollars annually to training physician scientists and funding medical research. But what are the ethical and motivational considerations of the scientific knowledge transfer necessary to advance the clinical practice … Continue reading

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Diversity’s Next Frontier: Careers in Academic Medicine

By Sophia Shapiro How can we hope to diversify medical schools without diversifying their leadership? How can we hope to diversify their leadership without recruiting diverse medical students to academic medicine? We can’t. Although students are introduced to various careers … Continue reading

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Transformation and the Health Care Workforce

By Shana Sandberg Recent news reports of record numbers of applicants and enrollees at the nation’s medical schools have drawn attention to the future physician workforce. But questions remain as to whether the United States will have enough physicians to … Continue reading

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Wing of Zock in the “Dog Daze” of Health Wonk Review

A recent post from Wing of Zock discusses rankings and metrics in the context of the health care system’s seismic shift from volume to value in the latest edition of Health Wonk Review posted by David E. Williams of Health Business … Continue reading

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Ms. Sanger-Katz: Come Spend a Week in My Scrubs

By John A. Wilson, MD Originally posted on Neurosurgery Blog on June 28, 2013 As one neurosurgeon put it, “After finishing my last day of seven, 24-hour days, on-call, removing a brain tumor, stabilizing a fractured spine, and finally spending … Continue reading

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Life in the “Crease”: Academic Medicine–Where the Knowledge Industry and the Health Industry Meet

By James E. Lewis, Ph.D. The “crease” is what I call the interface between the academic world (part of the “knowledge industry”) and the health care delivery world (part of the “health industry”). It is where academic medicine lives and, … Continue reading

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Empowered Nurse Advocates Build Effective Patient-Centered Health Care Teams

By Gloria Ohmart, Ed.D, MN, APRN The passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act means we must increase our efforts in care coordination to provide optimal quality care to all insured patients. Empowered nurses possess highly effective conflict resolution … Continue reading

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Where Will the Clinical Faculty Come From?

By James E. Lewis, PhD  Everyone, it seems, agrees that many more physicians are needed over the next 20 to 30 years to respond to more, older Americans, physician retirements and deaths, reduced doctor work hours, and other factors. Both … Continue reading

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Reducing Readmissions: Can We Do It?

By Jason Lightbody It’s easy to say we need to reduce readmission rates, but the real question is, How do we do it? With changes to Medicare reimbursements looming, it’s increasingly important for institutions to do their best to improve … Continue reading

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Five Patient Handoff Resolutions for 2013

by Brandon H. Abbott, DO, MPH Since the restriction on resident duty work hours was passed by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) more than a year ago, I’ve found myself participating in patient handoffs more frequently in 2012 than ever before. … Continue reading

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