Category Archives: Leadership

Aditazz’s Big Idea: Innovate Hospital Design to Lower Health Care Costs

By Susan Xu Do you know how many steps a nurse walks every day in your hospital? How many trauma cases happened on the highway near your hospital in the past 10 years? How about the demographic trends or disease … Continue reading

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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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Restorative Justice to Resolve Learner and Differential Mistreatment

By David Acosta, MD, FAAFP, and Paul G. Cunningham, MD, FACS Hospital behaviors that may have been tolerated in the past are clearly viewed differently now, and can no longer be accepted in the future. Any form of mistreatment negatively … Continue reading

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A New Beginning for Academic Medicine

By Joanne Conroy, MD Last week, the AAMC, in partnership with Manatt Health Solutions, released a seminal new report: “Advancing the Academic Health System of the Future.” In it, we reported on the activities of the Advisory Panel on Health … Continue reading

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Bundled Payments: Are You Ready for Change?

By Joanne Conroy, MD No one really loves change. When the change has an unclear impact, we often resist because of the fear of the unknown. Our resistance runs the emotional gamut from “Life is complex enough; why change what … Continue reading

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Chart Review Blog Carnival: August 2013 “Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer” Edition

Compiled by Sarah Sonies Welcome to the August edition of Chart Review. This month, we feature a collection of posts on the need for expanded pediatric research, changing roles and transitions in #meded, and how medical schools and students engage … Continue reading

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Cleaning the Graffiti in Health Care

By Vineet Arora, MD I just left the most unusual conference I have ever attended. First, it was small: 25 invited participants. Second, it was all women. Third, it was all women who have done amazing things… make that “trailblazing … Continue reading

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Empowered Patients, Empowered Care

By Sarah Sonies Angelo Volandes, MD, a physician and researcher who is on the faculties of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, is co-founder and president of Advance Care Planning Decisions. ACPD is a non-profit organization that makes videos … Continue reading

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A Financial Management Curriculum for Surgery Residents

By Jason Mizell, MD & Katherine Berry, EdD Residency is a time when many young physicians begin to develop and move forward with their long-term career and personal goals. Medical school ends and the transition to the physician working world … 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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