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Physician-Led Healthcare Reform: A New Approach to Medicare for All

The discussion of healthcare is part of any presidential election cycle. Given the impact of Covid-19 and the number of Americans who have healthcare insurance connected to employment, this discussion will be amplified as we enter the 2020 election cycle. 

This month, the AAPL will publish Ken Terry’s new book, Physician-Led Healthcare Reform:  A New Approach to Medicare for All. Ken Terry has been writing about the healthcare field for more than 25 years. As a senior editor at Medical Economics from 1993-2007, he covered all aspects of medical practice business, focusing especially on managed care and health information technology. 

SoundPractice hosts Cheryl Toth and Mike Sacopulos interviewed Ken Terry about his compelling and timely new book, one that puts physicians at the top of leadership and decision-making surrounding healthcare delivery and reimbursement models. 

Ken Terry’s new book:  Physician-Led Healthcare Reform:  A New Approach to Medicare for All, publishes July 10, 2020.
https://shop.physicianleaders.org/collections/all/products/physician-led-healthcare-reform-a-new-approach-to-medicare-for-all 

Ken Terry
https://physicianledreform.com/

 

Leading Well from Within with Dr. Daniel Friedland

Dr. Daniel Friedland is an expert on the science and practice of high-performance leadership and resiliency.  He is also the author of the best-selling book, “Leading Well from Within:  A Neuroscience and Mindfulness-Based Framework for Conscious Leadership.”

In this inspiring SoundPractice episode, Cheryl Toth (Tothie) interviews Dr. Friedland on how physicians can adopt a mindset of openness, kindness, and curiosity.  In this time of uncertainty and doubt, stemming from Covid-19, he provides practical ways to stay focused on the important things – the critical role of physician leader and the capacity of physicians to elevate those around them.

Using principles of evidence-based neuroscience to discuss the basis of conscious leadership, Danny Friedland provides great takeaways on how physician leaders can inspire their teams.

Daniel Friedland, MD
https://supersmarthealth.com/

daniel@supersmarthealth.com

@friedlandmd

https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Well-Within-Neuroscience-Mindfulness-Based/dp/0997853808

 

Public Libraries as Healthcare Providers

Professor Mary Grace Flaherty, author of “Promoting Individual and Community Health at Your Library,” has extensive experience with libraries providing health information to the general public. This fascinating episode focuses on the many services that libraries provide and how health systems can partner with libraries to promote health and improve outcomes. Mike Sacopulos and Cheryl Toth also cover the role of public libraries in distinguishing poor and misleading health information.  

https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/promoting-individual-and-community-health-library

 

Pivoting, Tapping Out or Trading Up: Physicians Transitioning to Nonclinical Careers

We have all seen the statistics on physician burnout. We all know of physicians that have changed course mid-career. Moving away from a clinical practice is not something to be done without planning. Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH has written, “50 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians: Fulfilling, Meaningful, and Lucrative Alternatives to Direct Patient Care." This episode of SoundPractice examines career options and motivations for change with Dr. Stacy. If you are planning a career change or know someone who is, join us for some long term strategic planning!

Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH
https://shop.physicianleaders.org/collections/books/products/50-nonclinical-careers-for-physicians-fulfilling-meaningful-and-lucrative-alternatives-to-direct-patient-care 

@LookForZebras
https://www.linkedin.com/company/lookforzebras/

www.lookforzebras.com

 

The Price Is Right: Healthcare Costs

In this episode we speak with Jeanne Pinder, Founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. Ms. Pinder brings her background as a New York Times journalist to bear on the murky world of healthcare costs.  ClearHealthCosts has partnered with news organizations around the Country in an effort to bring transparency to healthcare costs. We will see healthcare pricing from a consumer’s point of view and discuss the related public health implications. 

Jeanne Pinder
Jeanne@clearhealthcosts.com
https://clearhealthcosts.com/

 

Emotional Intelligence, Patient Experience, and Things That Make Our Days Better

Do you understand your EQ?  Emotional Quotient? Are you aware of your personal competencies and social competencies? 

Susan Childs of Evolution Healthcare Consulting has spent years advising healthcare organizations on how to make life better for staff and patients.  Her real-world experience reveals itself in the specific, quality advice offered, including how to build emotional intelligence into your policies and procedures.

This episode of SoundPractice offers Susan Childs’ take on strategies and approaches to fully support your communication efforts and will result in increased staff member engagement and communication, and better patient care.

Susan Fink Childs, FACMPE
schilds@evohcc.com

Evolution Healthcare Consulting
www.evohcc.com

 

Unstoppable Love: Dan Diamond Talks About Leading Under Crisis Conditions

As COVID-19 continues to impact us on a global scale, maintaining the health and well-being of providers and clinical teams is critical. But how can we do this when the demands on healthcare workers are so high?

In this special episode, we talk with speaker, author, coach, international disaster physician, and retired street mime Dan Diamond, MD. Dr. Diamond was the Medical Director for Medical Teams International’s First Response Team to Haiti and played a strategic role as Director of the Mass Casualty Triage Unit at the New Orleans Convention Center after Hurricane Katrina. His passion is equipping people to perform under pressure, and his stories and lessons from being in the heart of a disaster zone are highly relevant to the crisis our healthcare system faces today.

Leadership in the Midst of Crisis - here you will find helpful information, resources and guidance specific to this evolving situation. 

Leadership in Time of Crisis - community for physician leaders to ask questions, share expertise, and network with peers in real-time discussion groups. (Free account required.)

Dan Diamond, MD
https://www.dandiamondmd.com/

 

It’s Not About You: The Value of Mentoring

Mentorship is built into a physician's clinical training, but what happens after medical school and fellowship ends? Finding a mentor to help guide your career and provide insight from their own experience is an important part of leadership development.

In this SoundPractice episode, Cheryl Toth and Mike Sacopolus talk with Michael Lalor, MD, MBA about the value of mentoring based on his years of experience as both a mentor and a mentee. Also joining the conversation is Jill Kopin, Career Services and Mentorship Program Coordinator at the American Association for Physician Leadership. Jill adds insights about the AAPL's mentoring program, and how members can access and benefit from this offering.

Michael Lalor, MD MBA CPE FACHE HMDC FAAHPM
linkedin.com/in/michael-j-lalor-md

Jill Kopin, Career Services and Mentorship Program Coordinator 
jkopin@physicianleaders.org

 

The Use of Technology and Telemedicine in the Battle Against COVID-19 and Coronavirus

Today we join the conversation around COVID-19 and the use of technology and telemedicine to enable efficient communication among physicians, healthcare professionals, and patients.

In this Bonus SoundPractice episode, Mike Sacopolus speaks with Dr. Peter Alperin. Peter Alperin, MD trained as an internal medicine physician at UCSF and is currently Vice President at Doximity where he leads the development of products geared towards clinicians.  

Communication is the centerpiece of good healthcare and the use of technology (remote evaluation and monitoring, basic video conferencing, telemedicine) is being used to triage patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dr. Alperin discusses how physicians and payers are embracing telehealth, using technology for clinical care, and the emerging models for reimbursement for these services.  Physicians are also honing their clinical skills, working remotely in a safe manner, and looking for jobs and opportunities that leverage telemedicine and other technologies.

Join us as Dr. Alperin shares his thoughts on technology and telemedicine benefits for patients and physicians, particularly when practicing amid an infectious disease pandemic like COVID-19.

Contact Peter Alperin, MD, at palperin@doximity.com

RESOURCES

Telemedicine and COVID-19 Billing and Coding Frequently Asked Questions
https://codingintel.com/telemedicine-and-covid-19-faq/

TIME -The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Finally Make Telemedicine Mainstream in the U.S.
https://time.com/5793535/coronavirus-telemedicine-telehealth/

 

Building a Culture of Trust

When a lack of effective leadership eroded trust in a 100+ year old health system, the organization needed a respected leader who could restore faith and employee engagement. In this SoundPractice episode, Cheryl Toth and Mike Sacopolus talk with general surgeon Michael Canady, MD, MBA, CPE, who stepped into the role of CEO of Holzer Health System during a critical time. Dr. Canady describes the path he paved to move the organization from a culture of fear to a culture of trust, and how the simple change of allowing employees to step up and do the right thing for patients has reduced fear and rebuilt organizational culture.