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  • Potential solutions for the physician shortage

    In response to reports of the impending physician shortage, FierceHealthcare recently explored possible remedies for the problem.

  • Woman pleads guilty to injecting Colombian massage oil into lips and buttocks

     

    A Dorchester, Massachusetts woman faces up to a year in prison and a $10,000 fine after pleading guilty to charges related to offering unlicensed lip and buttock augmentation injections using Colombian massage oil.

     

  • Judge approves $190 million settlement between John Hopkins and secretly filmed patients

    A judge recently approved a $190 million settlement that John Hopkins has agreed to pay to settle claims that a gynecologist, Nikita Levy, secretly filmed and photographed patients during examinations

  • Heard this week

     

    “Doctors need some quiet, down time, some time to think, to pay attention. We need to create our own boundaries between our personal and professional lives that are respected.  We need to think we can get away, to regroup, have some quiet time for ourselves or with a patient, even for a moment.”
     
    Wes Fisher, MD, discusses the work-life balance in a blog post on KevinMD.

     

  • Editor’s Note

     

    Dear readers,
     
    Mark your calendars for March 12-13, 2015 for the return of the Credentialing Resource Center Symposium at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. We have a great group of speakers lined up: Hugh Greeley; Todd Sagin, MD, JD; Carol S. Cairns, CPMSM, CPCS; and Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS.

    In the weeks to come, keep your eyes open for more information about the symposium and interviews with the speakers in our e-zines, blogs, and newsletters. For more information about the symposium or to register, click here.
     
    Thanks for reading!

    Son Hoang, editor, Medical Staff Leader Insider

     

  • Understanding medical staff bylaws

     

     

    Medical staffs are discovering their governance documents are inadequate for today’s care environment. These trusted documents may now fail to provide clear guidance, be noncompliant with accreditation standards, or create liability for the hospital. However, a full bylaws review is time-consuming and futile without a clear understanding of the revision process or the purpose behind the bylaws.

     

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  • A practical approach to criteria-based privileges

    Core Privileges for Physicians, Sixth Edition is on its way! This updated, comprehensive resource contains over 75 physician specialty and subspecialty forms, along with nearly 40 procedure lists corresponding to the specialties and subspecialties. Feel confident knowing the criteria in the forms have been researched and reviewed by privileging experts, saving you the time and hassle of doing so. These forms are downloadable and customizable, so you can edit them to fit your medical staff’s specific needs.

    Developing core privilege forms is a lengthy and complex process that requires weeks of researching specialty medical societies for competency benchmarks. Let us do the research for you. Core Privileges for Physicians, Sixth Edition, contains ready-made forms drafted from The Greeley Company’s best practices and expert research.

    Using these customizable privileging forms, medical staffs will be able to:

    • Meet Joint Commission requirements for criteria-based privileging
    • Develop a starting point for your criteria privilege forms or update your current forms
    • Manage physician competency and criteria-based privileging in an increasingly data-driven environment
    • Eliminate weeks of researching specialty medical societies for competency benchmarks, evaluating data, and creating draft forms
    • Utilize expert insights to develop core forms, design an effective core system, and overcome implementation hurdles

    Click here for more information or to reserve your copy.