Practice Management & Hospital Operations
Evan Howell, MBA, MMSc, LSSBB, PA-C, recently presented at the Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting where he discussed a variety of approaches to address organizational change and how these methodologies can be applied to health care delivery....CONTINUE READING
Dr. Michael Lipscomb, ApolloMD Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, has practiced emergency medicine for almost 25 years and possesses extensive experience in optimizing both department flow and patient satisfaction.
After noticing the impact of stress on his career, Dr. Lipscomb developed a renewed focus on cultivating personal and professional wellness among health care professionals.
The Floyd Medical Center COVID-19 vaccination clinic is making great strides toward increased vaccine awareness thanks in no small part to Dr. Anne Cowan who runs the initiative with the efficiency and empathy needed to inform her community. Read more about her motivation in our Profile of Courage story....CONTINUE READING
In a recent webinar hosted by EDPMA, Dr. Yogin Patel shared his observations regarding evaluating the consumer mindset as it influences the healthcare marketplace. In that context, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed forth various changes that may have longer-term implications. Dr. Patel finds the opportunities opening up to be an inspiration for growth....CONTINUE READING
The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the largest physician value-based care payment program, is aimed at continuous improvement in quality and healthcare costs. Not the first of its kind, MIPS or similar quality and cost related programs are here to stay. Physicians and APCs must understand the 2021 performance year thresholds, how to improve scores and what is on the horizon from CMS for continued success....CONTINUE READING
Wellstar North Fulton Emergency Department was recently the primary receiving facility for multiple victims exposed to a life-threatening carbon monoxide as a result of an accident in a nearby townhome neighborhood. This incident was a testament to Wellstar’s ability to mobilize critical resources on a moment’s notice. Multiple departments came together for the common goal of improving the outcomes of critical patients....CONTINUE READING
The American Academy of PA’s (AAPA) Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management (CHLM) recently named ApolloMD as a 2020-2021 Employer of Excellence. The prestigious award recognizes 16 organizations across the nation who have exceptional workplace cultures and unique programs designed to promote the role of PAs within their organizations....CONTINUE READING