PX Advisor

Fall 2015

It is a trying time for physicians, who are experiencing change on numerous fronts and struggling to get ahead of all the new demands they are facing. The list of challenges is significant, and it is no wonder that nearly half of the physicians in the U.S. are suffering the debilitating effects of burnout. In this issue of the PX Advisor, we take an in-depth look at some of these issues physicians are facing and identify best practices, coping mechanisms, and a few new solutions that you might find helpful as you work with your own medical staff.

In our feature article, Dr. Barbara Paul talks about her use of a system-wide, annual medical staff survey to engage physicians in on-going improvement efforts. NAMSS President Linda Waldorf discusses the efforts of her organization to bring standardization to the chaotic world of credentialing and provider enrollment. Other articles address such issues as caring for a growing frail elder population, managing employed physicians, and tackling physician burnout. We are also taking this opportunity to announce a new business area by HealthStream—called Echo—that offers innovative new solutions for physicians’ credentialing and provider enrollment needs.

This issue includes:

  • Executive Letter

    Supporting Physicians through Difficult Times

  • Industry Challenge

    Physician Burnout – a Four Step Path to Engagement

  • Living Labs

    The Duke Inter-professional Frail Elder Care certificate program: HealthStream Living Labs in Action

  • Industry Perspective

    Standardization Needed for Credentialing and Provider Enrollment

  • Hot Topic

    The Employed Physician – What Does Success Look Like?

  • Feature Article

    Year-Round Focus Is Key to Improving Physician Satisfaction and Engagement

  • Product Innovation

    Improve Your Provider Processes with Echo, the Industry Leader in Provider Data Management

  • Partner Spotlight

    The ICD-10 Deadline Has Passed: Now What?

  • And the Data Says

    Provider Enrollment: A New Revenue Cycle Imperative

  • Re-CAHPS

    CMS Provides CAHPS Updates for 2016

  • Under the Microscope

    ACO CAHPS – Assessing the Patient’s Coordinated Care Experience

  • Expert Opinion

    Where Is Provider Credentialing Headed? An Interview with Credentialing Expert Meg Terry

  • Events at HealthStream

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