The Business of Medicine Simplified

The Business of Medicine Simplified

We know that you want to enjoy the practice of medicine. However, the business of medicine can keep that from happening. At SMA, we understand. This is why we developed the Business of Medicine Simplified podcast – to help you simplify the business, so you can enjoy the practice.... Show More

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In a interview with Resident/Fellow liaison, Brenda Thompson, gives career transition advice such as interviewing techniques, contract negotiations, and many for tips for surviving your residency and transition into your new career.

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Richard Campbell, Nancy Ferren, and Peter Jameson with Veritas Medical Real Estate Advisors share their expertise and insight into navigating the world of medical real estate. They discuss how medical and residential properties differ and why each physician’s medical real estate needs are unique.

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The health care industry is in the middle of a disruption. For the first time in decades, less than 50% of practices are physician owned. This is despite the fact that the research shows better patient outcomes with physician led systems. While there are many reasons for this, one of the major reasons is because physicians lack business skills and so avoid the business of medicine altogether. Physicians need to add business skil... Read more

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As the healthcare industry moves to value based reimbursement, providers and health systems are often caught in the crossfire of new regulations, new reimbursement models and the potential for government incentives or penalties. In this podcast, Joni Wyatt will present information on new types of reimbursement models, the infrastructure needed to make them successful, and how they may impact current revenue and patient care.

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Is the internet helping or hurting your practice? Approximately 1 out of 5 of healthcare professionals do not have a website, making it harder for new patients to find them. In this podcast Robert Martin will provide an insight of how to improve communication skills, develop relationships, and better engage patients through the use of tools and techniques available via internet marketing.

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In this informative podcast, Madelaine Feldman, MD provides awareness about the industry of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), including formulary construction and utilization management tools, how PBMs impact actual cost to employers and/or patients, legislation which might impact PBMs and drug prices for patients, and insight about the withdrawn rebate rule.

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Healthcare consultant Dr. Dianne Love discusses the current managed care landscape, including differences in the urban and nonurban/rural markets and strategies to help physicians navigate managed care. She also talks about how physicians might can gain a strategic advantage in this changing healthcare environment and use the information to maximize reimbursement.

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April 11, 2019 18 min

Physicians are viewed as leaders in their profession as well as in their practices, may that be in a private practice or in a hospital setting. And as leaders, they are expected to adapt in order to meet the strenuous demands of the constantly evolving healthcare landscape. However, change -- whether self guided or driven by an external factors such as policy mandates, job transitions, or improving quality standards -- is often ... Read more

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March 12, 2019 11 min

Jeff Gorke, MBA, is a Managing Director in the management consulting group leading Stout’s healthcare advisory and consulting area; he is also a contributing editor to Forbes.com. In this podcast he shares information regarding contracting and reimbursement; additionally, he provides some key tips designed to empower providers with the information they need to succeed in ... Read more

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March 12, 2019 15 min

Jeff Gorke, MBA, is a Managing Director in the management consulting group leading Stout’s healthcare advisory and consulting area; he is also a contributing editor to Forbes.com. In this podcast he discusses physician practices and employment and offers some key tips designed to empower providers with the information they need to succeed in today’s business of medicine e... Read more

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As more and more practices begin using EMR's and other software based applications, it is important to understand the changes which may affect the practice workflow in order to improve the processes with the end goal to improve efficacy.

Join us for Office Design, Practice Workflow Improvements from the Road. Dr. Reza Sadeghian will discuss the various aspects of improving practice workflow.

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In a September 2018 report from the FDA, according to industry estimates, 500 million smartphone users worldwide will be using a health care application by 2015, and by 2018, 50 percent of the more than 3.4 billion smartphone and tablet users will have downloaded mobile health applications. 

Join us for Choice Apps That Will Help Make Your Practice Run More Smoothly. Drs. Andy Mohan and Reza Sadeghian will discuss the var... Read more

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Telehealth is a collection of means or methods for enhancing health care, public health, and health education delivery and support using telecommunications technologies. Telehealth encompasses a broad variety of technologies and tactics to deliver virtual medical, health, and education services.

Join us for Health Technology Insights, Telehealth: What, Why, and How Can It Work For You? Drs. Andy Mohan and Reza Sadeghian w... Read more

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Not only has technology changed experiences for patients and their families, but it has also had a significant impact on medical processes and the practices of healthcare professionals.

Join us for Health Technology Insights, Tech Frustration and Burnout: Making Technology Work for You. Drs. Andy Mohan and Reza Sadeghian will provide you with simple, common-sense ideas on how to make technology and new innovations in heal... Read more

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