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Medical Staff Articles by Topic: Medical Staff Organization

''Training Up'' Advanced Practice Professionals

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 36, September 22, 2011

    The first three weeks of each month, this weekly column from The Greeley Company will address...

News in Brief: EHRs Beat Paper in Head-to-Head Competition

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 34, September 8, 2011

    Authors of a new study, published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, say they are...

Strategic Options: It’s Not ACO or Nothing

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 34, September 8, 2011

    The national dialogue surrounding accountable care organizations seems to include a barrage of...

Medical Staff Operational Issues: Departments vs. Clinical Services

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 34, September 7, 2011

    The first three weeks of each month, this weekly column from The Greeley Company will address...

Systems-based practice: The role of the case management physician advisor

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 34, September 1, 2011

    The first three weeks of each month, this weekly column from The Greeley Company will address...

News in brief: AHA letter details value-based purchasing program failures

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 34, September 1, 2011

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is bypassing rules for how value-based purchasing...

Tip of the week: Don’t underestimate the power of zero

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 33, August 25, 2011

    Medical staffs might wonder what to do when the number zero shows up on a physician’s ongoing...

Give physicians the incentive to lead

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 34, August 25, 2011

    Smart organizations are changing the way they seek to lead physicians to new ways of practicing...

Tip of the week: Understanding indicator data sources

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 32, August 11, 2011

    There are four main sources of the data: administrative data, clinically documented and coded...

The Joint Commission releases telemedicine prepublication standards

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 32, August 11, 2011

    The Joint Commission has published its prepublication standards for telemedicine (LD.04.03.09 and...

Board oversight of credentialing and quality

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 32, August 11, 2011

    The first three weeks of each month, this weekly column from The Greeley Company will address...

Why M&M conferences are not peer review

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 31, August 4, 2011

    The first three weeks of each month, this weekly column from The Greeley Company will address...

Tool of the week: Proctoring checklist

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 31, August 4, 2011

    Proctors must be on the lookout for signs that indicate whether a physician is competent to...

Physician, heal thy disruptive behavior

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 30, July 28, 2011

    The EMRs bugged him worst of all. Throw in the stress of dealing with patients, procedures, even...

Physician-led hospitals earn higher performance scores

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 30, July 28, 2011

    Physician-led hospitals may outperform those with nonphysician managers, according to research from...

Department Chairs v. Medical Directors: Which type of leadership is right for you?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 29, July 21, 2011

    The first three weeks of each month, this weekly column from The Greeley Company will address...

Tip of the week: Identify restructuring opportunities

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 28, July 14, 2011

    Restructuring means eliminating activities that impede efficiency. It offers a solution to busy...

Take the medical staff dues survey

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 22, June 3, 2010

    Wondering how many facilities charge their medical staff members dues and what those funds are used...

Featured blog post: Internet blurs the boundaries between physicians and patients

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 17, April 29, 2010

    As the popularity of social networking sites skyrockets and more patients use the Internet to...

Featured column: Use "investigation" appropriately in your bylaws

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 14, April 8, 2009

    The words you choose can make the difference between well-written bylaws that protect the medical...

Ask the expert: Does probation involve restricting physician's privileges?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 11, March 18, 2009

    Do you get confused between a sanction and probation? Reprimand and warning? Greeley expert...

Editor's pick: Medical Staff Leader Virtual Training Workshop

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 5, February 11, 2009

    It’s a new year, which means you have new medical staff leaders on your team. We can’t...

Tip of the week: Plan ahead for successful meetings

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 2, January 14, 2009

    Meetings often involve special equipment and materials. It is the meeting planner’s...

Medical Staff Briefing 2008 index

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 1, January 1, 2009

    Bylaws Hospitals still waiting for verdict on MS.1.20. March, p. 6. Joint Commission stands...

Tip of the week: Know the four basic leadership styles

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 47, December 10, 2008

    For a long time, people thought there were only two leadership styles: autocratic and democratic...

Ask the expert: What policies should the medical staff have in place for medical students?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 46, December 3, 2008

    Hospitals should have policies in place that govern medical students who participate in training...

Train an interdisciplinary team for communication

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 12, December 1, 2008

    According to The Joint Commission, communication breakdowns are the most common cause of medical...

Thirteen tips for protecting peer review data and streamlining your processes

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 12, December 1, 2008

    It seems as if every time you pick up the newspaper, another hospital is under fire for negligent...

Tip of the week: Get comfortable with change

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 45, November 19, 2008

    Various economic and political factors are creating drastic changes to the healthcare environment...

Small Hospital Challenges Monthly: Do you need to update your documents?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 45, November 19, 2008

    Mary Hoppa, MD, MBA, CMSL, discusses the importance of updating medical staff documents, including...

Ask the expert: What is an automatic suspension or relinquishment?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 43, November 5, 2008

    Last week, we defined and described the purpose of a precautionary suspension. This week, we...

Pearls for leaders

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 43, November 5, 2008

    Every once in a while, I read a book that has concise “pearls” that I find both...

Consolidate medical staff categories to take pressure off the MSO and streamline reappointmen

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 11, November 1, 2008

    Hospitals are increasingly paring down their medical staff categories to make life a little easier...

13 tips to protect your peer review data and streamline your processes

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 11, November 1, 2008

    If the Florida Supreme Court’s March decision to make all physician peer review information...

Medical staff members on governing boards: Critical expertise or conflict of interest?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 42, October 29, 2008

    Jon Burroughs, MD, MBA, CMSL, a senior consultant at The Greeley Company, says that thoughtful...

Ask the expert: What is a summary suspension?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 41, October 22, 2008

    Summary suspensions, automatic suspensions, precautionary suspensions—over the next few...

Tip of the week: Understand the characteristics of a good leader

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 41, October 22, 2008

    Wondering what—exactly—is the definition of a good leader? Here is a list leaders in...

Great to see you at NAMSS!

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 41, October 22, 2008

    Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the National Association of Medical Staff Services...

Tip of the week: Stipends can be useful tool to compensate physicians taking ED call

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 40, October 10, 2008

    The most common form of compensation for on-call service is a stipend. Although the approach...

Tip of the week: Define "investigation" in your bylaws

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 39, October 8, 2008

    It is important to have a crystal-clear definition of “investigation” in your bylaws...

Peer Review Monthly: Why is peer review hard to do?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 39, October 8, 2008

    Robert Marder, MD, CMSL, vice president of The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc. in...

Tip of the week: Make ED call everyone’s responsibility

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 39, October 1, 2008

    Rather than requiring only particular staff categories to take such call, many medical staffs are...

Tip of the week: Ditch the paragraph in your bylaws that states your organization’s name

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 38, September 24, 2008

    Is stating your organization’s name on the coversheet of your bylaws enough? Our Greeley...

MSP Advisor: Credentialing basics are not just for beginners!

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 38, September 24, 2008

    This month is the third installment of a eight-part series written by Donna K. Goestenkors, CPMSM...

Ask the expert: What benefit does a "kitchen cabinet" serve?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 35, September 3, 2008

    Some hospital CEOs have hand-picked a group of physicians to form their own "kitchen...

Tip of the week: Allowing disruptive physicians to confront their accusers is counterproductive

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 35, September 3, 2008

    When an individual in your organization submits a complaint about a physician, the physician may...

Five dynamic tensions in contemporary medical staffs part 5: Stability and change

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 35, September 3, 2008

    Mark your calendars! This series on the five dynamic tensions of the medical staff by William K...