The Importance of Recognizing and Treating Physician PTSD

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be under-recognized in the clinical world, but it is a real and growing problem. Providing healthcare in the United States is stressful, particularly lately, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the quality of life of your clinical providers. In normal times, nearly 80% of doctors report experiencing a patient Read More

5 Ways to Check-In on FQHC Providers Mental Health

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If you’re not feeling the emotional strain from the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re one of the lucky ones. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll showed nearly half of U.S. adults report a negative impact on their mental health from the worry and stress about the virus. But healthcare workers on the front lines of the disease, Read More

How to Offer Student Loan Assistance to Your Clinicians

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Offering student loan assistance to your FQHC doctor is a key benefit of their service to your organization. While there are many other benefits to working at an FQHC such as better work/life balance, it is loan forgiveness that consistently attracts new doctors to community healthcare. Loan repayment came about because of the need for Read More

Physician Employment is Changing – Are You Keeping Up?

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The past decade has seen both subtle and glaring changes to our clinical workflows. One of the biggest is the large volume of mergers and acquisitions during this time frame that left a large portion of our nation’s doctors employed and not entrepreneurial. The technology has changed, too, with many of our patients discarding the Read More

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, virtual visits via telemedicine are increasing, and clinical decision-making is now influenced by our EMRs. All this change has been difficult for some doctors to 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

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