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Physician age affects patient mortality — unless volume is high

Written by Emily Rappleye (Twitter | Google+)  | May 17, 2017   Older physicians may increase patient mortality risk, according to a recent study published in The BMJ. The study sought to determine the effect of a physician’s age on cost, 30-day mortality and 30-day readmission rates. It was based on Medicare fee-for-service data for more… Continue reading Physician age affects patient mortality — unless volume is high

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Step 3 of 8 – Reinforce Positive Behavior (Building a High-Performing Culture)

This may sound too simple, but it works.  All living things respond to outside stimuli.  We move away from pain.  When that stimuli is positive, it causes us to continue doing whatever it was that caused the positive action.  We see it with our pets.  We see it with our children.  We see it with… Continue reading Step 3 of 8 – Reinforce Positive Behavior (Building a High-Performing Culture)

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Step 2 of 8 – Clarify Values and Communicate the Daily

Similar t step 1, clarifying values means having a real 2-way discussion with the members of your team.  TOGETHER define the future and final-state values that you all will embrace.  It is important that these values are not thrust upon them from above (the boss or the organization), but that they have a hand in… Continue reading Step 2 of 8 – Clarify Values and Communicate the Daily

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5 traits of a high-performance culture — and 8 steps to start building one today

This is not just another run-of-the-mill article about how to be better.  Most that I read are laced with platitudes and universal truths that everybody reading it nods their head in agreement when reading.  But When it gets down to turning those ideas into actionable steps that really can make some meaningful changes, the article… Continue reading 5 traits of a high-performance culture — and 8 steps to start building one today

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HTM Week – May 21-27 – and AAMI wants to Know How You are Going to Celebrate It

It’s that time of year again! HTM Week 2017 (May 21 – 27) is just over a month away. Once again, AAMI will recognize the department or facility that best celebrates this special week with an announcement and a $500 gift card. To participate, all you have to do is let us know how you… Continue reading HTM Week – May 21-27 – and AAMI wants to Know How You are Going to Celebrate It