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CASE STUDY

5 strategies to keep high-risk populations safe during disasters

 By Margarita Gil & Racquel Arden  The rapid spread of COVID-19 put healthcare institutions around the country on high alert, with special emphasis placed on those Americans deemed to be most vulnerable or with pre-existing conditions. But what happens when your entire hospital is filled with patients who fit that criteria? Such was the challenge faced at Totally Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Serving children and their families for nearly half a century, Totally Kids provides complex medical care and treatment to children, adolescents and young adults who are recovering from physical trauma or surgery, have suffered catastrophic illness or who are dependent on technology. Programs include pediatric acute rehabilitation, pediatric subacute, and pediatric intermediate care. As soon as the coronavirus was barely a blip on anyone’s radar, it was apparent that… . . . read more.

YOUR CAREER

Preparation is the key to a good Zoom interview

By Lynne Curry bio Question: After unsuccessfully responding to job listings on LinkedIn and Indeed.com for five weeks, I finally received a request to interview. When I asked, “Where do I meet you?” I learned I’d be interviewed via Zoom. I’ve had bad experiences with Zoom. For some reason, they have my name misspelled; I’ve tried but haven’t been able to fix this. I can’t even get into my Zoom account; my password’s at my former office and Zoom insists on sending the password reset to my former, extinct email. And I find it distracting looking at my face when I’m speaking. My brother-in-law promises to help me fix the name thing, but I’m even more panicked about the interview itself. I need this job and need to know how… . . . read more.

BLOG

Avoid These 5 Common PowerPoint Mistakes

By Cheryl Toth, MBA  bio
Who among us has not suffered (or slept) through a deadly PowerPoint presentation in a meeting or at a conference? We all know…


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What happened when a doctor cried on social media

By Ron Harman King, MS  bio
There’s a lot of debate in the healthcare profession these days about social media. On one hand, I’ve heard some good arguments against doctors taking precious time from…


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COLLECTIONS

7 best practices for optimizing your collections

By Ranadene (Randi) K. Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CMC, Guest Contributor  bio
Collections isn’t the most glamorous part of running a practice. Perhaps the only thing worse than making collections calls is receiving them…


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Don’t put your good customer service on hold

By Mark Williamson, CEO at PHMG  bio
Mark Williamson, CEO at PHMGGood customer service isn’t just limited to providing first-class medical care. From the moment a patient first comes into contact with…


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4 ways you are apologizing wrong

By Stacey Hanke  bio
Apologies are something we love to receive and hate to give. And especially as a leader, they are tough. They require a great deal of…


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PATIENT CARE

New study highlights importance of meaningful conversations between clinicians and terminally ill patients

The final year of life with serious illness can be filled with emotional distress and uncertainty about treatment options. And when…


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Five tips to boost efficiency for the front office

By Cheyenne Brinson, MBA, CPA  bio
The front office is the face of the practice, the first impression for the patient, and the beginning of the revenue cycle…


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MANAGING THE OFFICE

Upping your game as a medical office manager

Managing an efficient and profitable medical practice depends upon your ability to master a specific set of management skills, implement best practices, and…


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