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Physician News: Chewing Herbal Amphetamine Increases Risk of Death

By | 2017-12-19T19:08:51+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Physician Services News|

Chewing herbal amphetamine (khat) increases risk of death and stroke in patients with heart disease, so says researchers in a recent study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.  Researchers find that there are worse in-hospital outcomes among acute coronary syndrome patients who chew khat.  In particular, khat chewers were more likely to [...]

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Hospital Employment Rules vs. Physician Rights

By | 2017-12-19T19:05:21+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Physician Services News|

Hospital-based physicians, physician employment, and other physician services, continue to be a source of much discussion in today's healthcare news.  As the debate and experimentation ensues, physician and medical staff rights, responsibilities, and medical necessity require second guessing.  This has increasingly become evident with the rise of litigation and defensive medicine.  However, there is now [...]

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ER Physician Services Projected to Increase

By | 2017-12-19T19:03:32+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Physician Services News|

According to a recent article by the American Medical News, visits to emergency departments are increasing and are likely to increase with healthcare reform.  ER visits rose from 107.5 million in 2001 to 123.8 million in 2008 according to the article.  At the same time, the demand for physician services dwarfed the supply of residency trained [...]

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OPYS Defines Physician Services

By | 2017-12-19T19:02:26+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Physician Services News|

OPYS acronym: "Our Physicians, Your Success" OPYS Physician Services, defines its brand and acronym: Our Physicians, Your Success.  The Florida based physician services company has built its brand on its physicians.  From the executive leadership, to the day-to-day hospital-based physicians, OPYS achieves clinical excellence.  Its success is largely due to its balance of clinical excellence, [...]

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Ensure Patient Satisfaction

By | 2017-12-19T18:56:47+00:00 June 12th, 2016|Physician Services News|

Ensure Patient Satisfaction – Car Dealerships have it down pat; everyone at the dealership talks about the customer being “completely satisfied.” The same culture should exist in the ER. It’s the simple things – providers that introduce themselves, greeting everyone in the room, and saying hello to the family member walking to the patient’s room – [...]

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ER Patient Satisfaction Essential for Patient & Hospital Outcomes

By | 2017-12-19T18:55:20+00:00 August 16th, 2015|Physician Services News|

Ensure Patient Satisfaction – Car Dealerships have it down pat; everyone at the dealership talks about the customer being “completely satisfied.” The same culture should exist in the ER. It’s the simple things – providers that introduce themselves, greeting everyone in the room, and saying hello to the family member walking to the patient’s room [...]

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ER Waiting Rooms – Visitors Only!

By | 2017-12-19T18:56:13+00:00 August 16th, 2015|Physician Services News|

Close the Waiting Room to Patients – visitors only! Yes, bring the patients straight back. Nationally, only forty percent of ERs see patients in less than one hour[2]. In a low volume, Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) ERs, there should be little-to-no wait. Coupled with Triage protocols these adjuncts facilitate overall throughput[3]. Limit triage to what [...]

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Board Certified / Eligible Physicians Matter

By | 2017-12-19T18:55:42+00:00 August 16th, 2015|Physician Services News|

Acquire Board Certified / EligiblePhysicians – Preferably ER-trained, but other boards acceptable (with adequate critical care and procedural training). This depth allows for orthopedic reductions, injury repairs, conscious sedations, central-lines, and more can be done, increasing revenue. Additionally, it provides better overnight cross coverage. This security, and confidence, gives the admitting physician more assurance with [...]

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