Outpatient Spine Trends
The DocBuddy Journal
by DocBuddy
5d ago
In this episode of The DocBuddy Journal we dissected the Becker's Spine Review article titled Outpatient spine: 10 insights, stats and more.   Plus, we shared our excitement to support the 21st annual Becker's  Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC conference.  Visit DocBuddy at booth #102 next week in Chicago! Be sure to Follow DocBuddy on LinkedIn! #healthit #healthitpodcast #healthcarepodcast ..read more
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Summer Plans, Op Note Reporting
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by DocBuddy
2w ago
In this episode of The DocBuddy Journal, we talked about where YOU can meet DocBuddy this summer and all of the "ooohs" and "ahhhs" we get from showing off our Op Note solution and its reporting functionality. Be sure to Follow DocBuddy on LinkedIn! #healthit #healthitpodcast #healthcarepodcast ..read more
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Ways To Improve Med Student Throughput To Physicians
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2w ago
In this episode we're looking for answers to the question of "why are we seeing less medical school students than ever?"  The obvious downstream effect of fewer medical school students is that there will be fewer residents and fewer physicians.  Compounding the issue of fewer new physicians is the fact that physicians are retiring earlier than ever! We looked at data that The Physicians Foundation published in their 2023 Survey of America's Current and Future Physicians to see what we can do, as an industry, to stem the tide.  You can view the report here. Be sure to Follow Do ..read more
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Medscape’s Physician Burnout & Depression Report 2024
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by DocBuddy
1M ago
In this episode of The DocBuddy Journal, we break down Medscape's Physician Burnout & Depression Report 2024: We Have Much Work To Do.  To follow along, check out the report on the Medscape site. We explored familiar themes related to physician burnout like what's driving this sentiment, coping mechanisms, and potential solutions.  Medscape's data set offers different insights than what we covered in episode 63 of this show. Be sure to Follow DocBuddy on LinkedIn! #healthit #healthitpodcast #healthcarepodcast ..read more
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New Value Based Payment Mechanisms, Ancillary Revenue Streams, and Stark Law w/ Nicholas F. Alarif
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1M ago
Nicholas F. Alarif, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery’s* Washington, DC office, joined the show to discuss a variety of topics related to Stark Law, the False Claims Act,  Federal Anti-Kickback Statutes, and how provider organizations can successfully navigate the regulatory landscape while driving new and compliant revenue. Mr. Alarif will also be speaking on the Critical Strategies for Improving the PPM's Bottom Line panel next week at the 2024 McDermott Will & Emery PPM/ASC Symposium in Nashville, TN.  Learn more about this event. Connect with Nicholas on LinkedIn.   ..read more
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2024 Burnout Trends for Physicians & Nurses
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1M ago
In this episode we review the recent report from the KLAS Research Arch Collaborative titled "Understanding & Addressing Trends in Physician & Nurse Burnout 2024" and authored by Connor Bice & Miles Hepworth. In this episode you can expect to hear: Comparisons & contrasts from the 2023 report addressing provider burnout. The newest and most critical driver of burnout for physicians & nurses. The self-reported avenues to reducing burnout as shared by physicians & nurses. Be sure to Follow DocBuddy on LinkedIn! #healthit #healthitpodcast #healthcarepodcast ..read more
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Optimizing Your ASC’s Case Mix, Value Based Care Insights w/ Andrew Lovewell MHA MSHI FACHE
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by DocBuddy
1M ago
Andrew Lovewell MHA MSHI FACHE, CEO of Columbia Orthopedic Group, joined the show to discuss  a variety of topics including: Optimizing your ASC's case mix Managing relationships with external and employed anesthesia providers Technology in the ASC Value Based Care and more! Connect with Andrew on LinkedIn Be sure to Follow DocBuddy on LinkedIn! #healthit #healthitpodcast #healthcarepodcast ..read more
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ASC Finance Insights, Managing Costs w/ Rena Courtay
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2M ago
Rena Courtay, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CASC, CPPM joined The DocBuddy Journal to share insights on ASC finances, ways to manage costs, and to share her thoughts on technology in the ASC. Rena is the VP of Ambulatory Surgery at Trinity Health where she oversees the ambulatory surgery platforms for the Health System. Immediately prior to this Rena was the AVP of Perioperative Ambulatory Surgery at Duke Health. Prior to this Rena was the Vice President, Executive Director of HSS (Hospital for Special Surgery) Florida. Rena has over 25 years of experience in the ASC industry and has been an operating ..read more
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Ways To Promote Mental Health At Your ASC and Why It Mattersw/ Dr. Joy Himmel
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2M ago
Joy Himmel PsyD, LCPC, NCC, RN, FACHA is the director of counseling services at Old Dominion University.  Dr. Himmel also has over thirty years of experience in providing healthcare services in a variety of practice settings. Dr. Himmel has been a surveyor for Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care  since 2009 and was recently elected to be Chair-elect of the AAAHC Board of Directors. She also serves as part of the teaching faculty with AAAHC. Connect with Dr. Himmel on LinkedIn. Register for ASCA '24. Be sure to Follow DocBuddy on LinkedIn! #healthit #healthitpodcas ..read more
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Pro Tips for HR Laws, Policies, and Procedures at your Surgery Center w/Casey Duhart JD
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by DocBuddy
3M ago
Casey Duhart, JD is the Chief Labor & Employment Counsel for Acadia Healthcare Company.  She provides legal advice and counsel regarding allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful discharge claims brought under federal and state employment laws and regulations. Check out Casey on TikTok.  Register for ASCA '24 to see Casey speak in person. Be sure to Follow DocBuddy on LinkedIn! #healthit #healthitpodcast #healthcarepodcast ..read more
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