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Thoughts from a Practicing Hospitalist & medaptus’ Chief Medical Officer.

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Change Management: How To Roll Out a New Process or Workflow Without Inciting a Revolt?

So, you’ve decided to make some changes.  What’s the best way to be effective while doing so?  A recent experience with administration trying to change physician workflow (with regrettable results) has me thinking about the best way to make changes (and not this kind of change).  Change management is a big subject, but if you’re a leader in your organization,…
Ryan Secan
August 1, 2022
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Why It’s Time to Talk About the Value of Your Hospitalist Program (And How to Calculate How Much Revenue Your Hospitalist Generates) | Part 2

How to Calculate How Much Revenue Your Hospitalist Generates: Part 2  In part one of this article, we were talking about the misconception that hospitalists are just a cost center for a hospital, rather than a revenue-generating program. When you start to look at the metrics they impact, like length of stay, then it’s easier to understand the true value…
Ryan Secan
March 2, 2022
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Why It’s Time to Talk About the Value of Your Hospitalist Program (And How to Calculate How Much Revenue Your Hospitalist Generates) | Part 1

So, what is the value of a hospitalist program and how much revenue does your hospitalist generate? It’s easy to think of your hospitalists as a cost center since the impact they have on revenue generation is not as obvious or clear as other specialties. But when you start to dive into the metrics that hospitalists have the biggest impact…
Ryan Secan
February 23, 2022
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Key Takeaways from the SHM Leadership Academy 2021

As a Hospitalist, the pandemic never stopped us from seeing our patients face to face, in fact, it only amplified it; but as the Chief Medical Officer for medaptus, the pandemic meant we didn’t get a chance to attend conferences, events, or meet with our customers face-to-face until now. We had our first opportunity to speak face to face with Hospitalists,…
Ryan Secan
November 5, 2021
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Measures of Continuity

It’s time to talk about continuity of care.  In hospital medicine, one of the biggest areas of concern is maintaining continuity of care with our patients.  It’s already disturbing to patients to come to the hospital and not be seen by their PCP (although given that it’s been more than 20 years since hospitalist medicine has been a reality, I…
Ryan Secan
October 14, 2021
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E/M Distribution

The next metric in our ongoing series about hospitalist data and program management has to do with the financial health of your group.  Whether you collect your own charges, or the hospital collects them for you, the amount of revenue you generate from your practice is a key component to the success of your program (either it’s money in your…
Ryan Secan
October 7, 2021
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Measuring Length of Stay for Hospitalists

When you’re running a hospitalist program, there are lots of metrics you can look at to help you get a handle on how your practice is doing.  As the saying goes, you can’t manage what you don’t measure.  So, as the start of an ongoing series, I’d like to talk about some of the metrics I like to use to…
Ryan Secan
September 22, 2021
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