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White Papers

Transforming Your Emergency Department

Five transformation strategies to implement when patient flow is inefficient, outcome measures are falling and team culture is suffering  is crawling and emergency department outcome measures are flagging. When things aren’t going right in your hospital’s emergency department (ED), it’s tempting to point fingers or try to find a quick fix for the primary area…

White Papers

Disaster Preparedness: Strategies for Managing the Unexpected

Communities nationwide face an ever-increasing risk of natural and man-made disasters, making it imperative for hospitals to identify strategic disaster response plans. This white paper looks through the lens of three events in 2017 to discuss strategies we utilized to prepare and respond to disasters affecting the hospitals we serve. We provide advice and lessons…

Case Studies

APC Nocturnist Call Center Creates Efficiency: A Regional Health System Case Study

A centralized APC call center created clinical and operational efficiencies among a group of five hospitals and improved bottom line metrics for a kentucky-based regional health system.   Hospital Information Facility: Central Kentucky-based, regional health system TeamHealth Services: Hospital Medicine and Emergency Medicine TeamHealth Impact 12,000+ overnight calls processed 3,000+ incoming admissions processed Positive contributions…

Resource

Podcast: Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 11 - Consequences of Physician Burnout with Dr. Kip Wenger

This Beyond Clinical Medicine podcast addresses the very real issue of clinician burnout and suicide with a physician who has personal experience dealing with its tragic consequences. Dr. Kip Wenger, Regional Performance Medical Director for TeamHealth, shares a very personal and powerful story with Dr. Robert Strauss about physician burnout and how we in the…

Featured Articles

Nine ways to improve your patient communications

Research shows patients do better when their physicians are good communicators. TeamHealth’s Dr. Rohit Uppal recently shared nine tips — from developing a welcoming ritual to choosing positive words — that can help physicians improve their patient communications. In recent years, a great deal of attention has focused on HCAHPS scores and efforts to improve them. Unfortunately,…

Featured Articles

The Positive Impact of Recovery Coaching Programs

Every hospital needs recovery coaches for patients with substance use problems Because hospital emergency departments are on the front lines of the nation’s opioid crisis they are uniquely positioned to help individuals and families dealing with substance use problems. In an article for STAT News, TeamHealth’s Dr. Jim Baird discusses the positive impact of implementing…