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HCPro, Inc., and its sister company, The Greeley Company, offer real-world solutions to meet the challenges of the evolving medical staff by offering expert advice to comply with regulations, ensure physician competence, and achieve high-quality care.

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  • Study: More post-acute care associated with higher readmission rates

    Hospitals that often refer patients to inpatient facilities are more likely to readmit the patients within 30 days, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles. Those hospitals had a 24.1% chance of readmitting patients compared to the 21.2% for hospitals that referred patients to inpatient facilities less often.

  • Specialties with the happiest physicians

    Dermatologists are the happiest of all physicians, according to the results of Medscape’s 2016 Lifestyle Report, which surveyed nearly 16,000 physicians nationwide. Thirty-nine percent of dermatologists reported being very or extremely happy at work. They were followed by ophthalmologists with 38%. Internist were the least happy at work, with 24% reporting being very or extremely happy.

  • Study: Physician burnout rates increasing

    The percentage of physicians with burnout is rising, according to researchers at the AMA and Mayo Clinic. The researchers conducted a follow-up to a 2011 national survey and found that in 2014, 54.4% of physicians reported at least one sign of burnout on the Maslach Burnout Inventory, up from the 45% in 2011.

  • Heard this week

    “I don't think it is the demands of being a physician—responding to a code, considering a puzzling diagnosis, or holding a hand through the night—that leads to burnout. I think it is all the non-physician things we do that are slowly eroding our profession and our passion.”

    - Jennifer Frank, MD, discusses the causes of job dissatisfaction in a blog post on Diagnostic Imaging.

  • Wanted: Editorial advisory board members

    Dear readers,

    We’re looking for new members to join the editorial advisory board for our monthly newsletter Credentialing & Peer Review Legal Insider. We’re looking for members who can contribute a unique perspective from areas of credentialing and peer review (e.g., attorneys, medical services professionals, medical consultants, physician leaders, etc.)

    If you’re interested in joining, please complete the questionnaire found here.

    Thanks for reading!

    Son Hoang, editor, Medical Staff Leader Insider

  • Most states lacking primary care physicians

    With the exception of states in the Northeast and upper Midwest, states are falling below the recommended supply of active primary care physicians, according to the Association of American Medical College’s annual physician workforce report.

Credentialing Resource Center Blog

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  • Credentialing Resource Center Symposium

     The 2015 Credentialing Resource Center Symposium will deliver comprehensive credentialing, privileging, and competency education in an innovative, engaging learning environment:

    • We’ve partnered with the industry’s top educators to create an education experience that encourages discussion and collaborative problem-solving amongst speakers and attendees
    • Forget about canned presentations. We’ve created an agenda that ensures each presentation builds on the one before. Medical staff professionals and physician leaders will walk away with a complete understanding of the credentialing, privileging, and competence assessment process.
    • Medical staff services professionals and physician leaders will work together to apply the best practices shared by the speakers to their own organizations to make tangible improvements

    The CRC Symposium is the result of more than 20 years of best-in-class medical staff education and training!

    The 2015 CRC Symposium delivers two days of engaging education and training taught by leading credentialing and medical staff experts. MSPs and physician leaders will focus on building and fostering collaboration for more effective medical staff. In-depth sessions and inspiring keynotes will address a spectrum of topics from credentialing and peer review in the outpatient world and handling disruptive physician behavior, to your role in the emerging medical staff model, the place for APRNs and PAs on the care team, and so much more.

    Click here for more information or to register!