The Influence of Data, Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence on Healthcare Workflow

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Each year, the impact of technology on healthcare changes and deepens our reliance on these tools. 2019 has been no exception; our patients (and our doctors) use digital wearable devices, use of the virtual visit via telemedicine is increasing, and clinical decision-making is now influenced by our EMRs. All this change has been difficult for Read More

4 Ways You Can Encourage a Positive Company Culture at Your Health Center

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Is it ironic that we want to talk about creating a healthy culture at a care facility devoted to sick people? Of course not. Healthcare workers deserve a positive company culture whether they work in a private solo practice, an FQHC, a hospital, or anywhere care is given. There are signs now that are healthcare Read More

How to Reduce FQHC Employee Turnover

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It’s generally more difficult to attract clinical professionals to an FQHC. These organizations rank highly in terms of their give back to the communities they serve. But FQHC’s are located, by design, in more rural communities that lack some of the excitement, challenges, and opportunities that come from more urban settings. When FQHCs experience turnover, Read More

Retain Top Primary Care Physician Talent With These 5 Tips

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Much has been written lately about the physician shortage looming in the next few years. Primary care in particular will be heavily impacted, with some estimates suggesting a shortage of nearly 50,000 family doctors by 2030. This makes the retention of your primary care physicians even more important; the loss of even one will have Read More

How to Recognize and Address Physician Burnout at Your Health Center

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Physician burnout is a real and predominant problem in American healthcare. In the past four years, physician burnout has increased by 25 percent. Today, physician burnout stands at 51%, which could negatively affect not only quality of life for our clinicians but the health outcomes for the patients they treat. What are the signs of Read More

Overcome the Summer Slump With These Motivation Tips

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While most employees start off strong, according to studies, the six-month mark shows a decline in productivity that can continue to slide for years. Globally, employee engagement is only 15%. The cost to American businesses is steep, at $350 billion per year in lost productivity or about $2,246 per employee. It’s clear that motivation matters; Read More

Why Diversity in Your FQHC Matters

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The term “diversity” often makes Americans first think of race or skin color. However, it encompasses a host of demographic, economic and geographic characteristics as well as gender, financial resources, sexual orientation and much more. Why is this important? Diversity in general matters, but in an FQHC it is even more important. That’s because the Read More

3 Onboarding Mistakes You Need to Fix ASAP

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Though training new employees is always a delicate task, bringing new managers and great leader or provider onto your team demands extra care and attention. Dropping the ball during the critical first weeks and months could extend your onboarding process unnecessarily; even worse, it could even scare your new hire off before they get settled Read More

Improve Employee Retention During the Holidays With These Creative Ideas

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With the winter holidays just around the corner and flu season starting to show its face, many healthcare facilities are struggling to meet their staffing needs. If employee retention during the holidays is a problem at your facility, you’re not alone. What can you do to improve your staffing strategy during the busiest time of Read More

Understanding Confidentiality and Medical Records at Your Health Center

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Healthcare professionals have always had an ethical duty to respect the privacy of their clients. For several decades, this ethical rule has been enforced in the United States by the federal government, chiefly by HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). The consequences of violating HIPAA’s mandates go far beyond a breach of trust Read More

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