A few years ago, I was leading the training workstream of a multi-million-dollar EMR implementation.  The platform included 25 applications, from scheduling to revenue collection, and we trained over 17,500 employees in 12 weeks prior to go-live.  A significant part of the training effort included 4100 clinicians (physicians, house staff, medical students, allied health) across…

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“Lifestyle medicine is only for rich people, right?” a colleague asked me several years ago, questioning my involvement in this relatively new field of medicine that guides people toward healthy habits. This has been a common misperception, for sure. But across the US, a revitalized brand of health activism is intent on bringing lifestyle medicine…

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Despite the fact that many people have difficulty finding a family physician, there remain many options for medical care. From emergency departments to urgent care clinics to clinics based in retail stores and pharmacies, there are several different ways to see a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. This is can be useful when one…

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Why should we reform the health care system to a physician-led approach? How will that look like? Would a Medicare for all system cure what ails the system? What are some obstacles to implementation? Ken Terry is a journalist. He shares his story and discusses his book, Physician-Led Health Care Reform: A New Approach to…

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Doctors make great entrepreneurs. How do I know? I’ve worked with hundreds of physician entrepreneurs. Almost every single one of them first thinks that they don’t have it in them to become an entrepreneur and then surprises themselves by being pretty good at it. Here’s what I’ve found is the common thread between physician entrepreneurs:…

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An excerpt from Diary of a Medical Student. As a medical student, you find potential patients everywhere. Whether you’re on an airplane or on a romantic dinner date, we’ve all heard those famous words, “Is there a doctor in the house?!” Here are some of my favorite “patient” encounters. The best friend curbside. I was…

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