Strategies to Alleviate Inbox Burdens Erupting During COVID-19
By Kim Pittenger, MDDirector, Lean Health Care Practice
Health care management is increasingly complex during the COVID-19 pandemic with many challenges expected to remain as it subsides—in particular, increased inbox volumes as virtual care expands with burnout also on the rise.
External pressures in the market and industry pile on as internal compulsions for productivity and time management amass at a fever pitch; despite promises for efficiency, electronic heath record (EHR) tools can add to administrative burden. Burnout is at epidemic rates, and however well-intentioned, wellness initiatives often manage symptoms but leave root causes untreated.
Fortunately, lean methodologies can help providers in ambulatory practice regain control of days, complete work, and return home on time—while still delivering excellent care and a sense of professional satisfaction. Read article
A Little Faith Can Be Contagious
By Craig B. GarnerFounder, Garner Health Law Corporation
Ayn Rand’s best-selling novel, The Fountainhead
, begins with a vivid description of her main character’s relationship with life and the society in which he exists. The novel’s protagonist promoted Rand’s belief that individualism is superior to collectivism, a notion embraced by modern day libertarians. Conservative on the political spectrum, the so-called “right-wing” agenda exists in contrast to much of the policy promoted by the nation’s supposed “left-wing” President and Congressional leadership. These fictional labels behind which the nation often rallies, however, can be just as misleading as Rand’s proclaimed atheism and pro-choice beliefs. While the growing social divide within the United States on the other hand is hard to miss, the passion of Howard Roark, with or without clothes, still inspires an ideology that life is a gift with unlimited possibilities. Read article
The Remedy for Conflict in the Workplace and the World: LOVE
By Danna Beal, M.Ed.International Speaker, Author and Coach
Conflict in the workplace, as well as families, communities, and the nation, blocks the teamwork and harmony we want in the workplace culture. Conflict and mental health issues are on the rise. Employee Assistance Programs are trying to meet the demands. But treating the symptoms is not changing the culture where the real problems exist. The responsibility for transforming workplace culture resides with leadership
. Respect and true affinity for one another starts from enlightened leaders operating from universal love
, the basic and powerful force that unites human beings. Read article