Real Meaningful Use For Pediatricians – Nov 4, 2011

I’ll be speaking on Nov 4, 2011, from 3:15-4:30 (it’ll be more like 5pm if I do it right), for the GA AAP chapter at their annual Pediatrics On The Parkway event. I know the title of my talks says “Practice Performance Improvement: Simple Steps that Improve Patient Care & Your Bottom Line” but it’s …

Lipton Health – A Pediatric Concierge Model

I was recently introduced to Diane Lipton Dennis, the CEO at Lipton Health.  Someone thought that I might appreciate her approach to pediatric medical care, which has been to put together a concierge program not for herself, but as a replicable model to be delivered anywhere in the country. In other words, if you’re thinking …

Medical Office Staff QA and Oversight

I was speaking to Bob Chalmers, the ED at Physician’s Alliance, when the issue of managing, monitoring, credentialing, and generally working with MAs came up.  “Oh, I have just the stuff for you,” he said. And he does.  “Can I blog it?” I asked.  “Sure thing.” The blog began as a place to store the …

SOAPM Party

I’m just going to call it the “SOAPM party.”  We can pretend it’s all formal and official, but the fact is that it’s simply a lot of fun even when the SOAPM executive committee members are dancing on the tables. If you’re going to the NCE, come join us on Saturday night, the info is …

“Practice” Sessions for 2011 NCE

Start your planning for next month now.  Care of Siouxsie, here’s a list of all the “practice” related sessions in Boston.  Highlights, though I’m sure I’ll miss some, are below.  Rumor has it that I might be speaking in one or more of these as a secret weapon:    Scheduled Time and Place  Faculty  Program …

Upcoming Goodies from the AAP’s Department of Publications

This is an unabashed ad for the AAP.  Their marketing isn’t running on all cylinders, so I’m giving them a boost by sharing this list of upcoming publications.  Some of these publications are crucial and I don’t want my clients to missed this them. My goal the rest of this week?  One blog post per …