The Quadruple Aim

Quadruple Aim: Context According to “From Triple to Quadruple Aim: Care of the Patient Requires Care of the Provider,” the IHI Triple Aim of improving population health, cutting expenses, and improving the patient experience is necessary but insufficient. Burnout is associated with lower patient satisfaction, poor health outcomes, and increased healthcare costs. Thus, the authors of […]

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Reframing Fear

  I am standing next to Dr. Jordan Metzl, a sports medicine physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery, who is passionate about preventing injury through fitness. Last month, I took a 4-day vacation at Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA. It combined my favorite aspects of vacation: exercise, learning and growth, interesting people, and tasty, healthy food. Reframing Fear: Introduction […]

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Physician Reinvention

“You gave us hope,” seven different doctors told me when I co-taught How to Start, Build and Run a Successful Consulting Practice with SEAK President Steve Babitsky. Similarities between business consulting and clinical consultations include: The importance of taking a good history, especially giving a client/ patient the sense that one is listening actively to what […]

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What the NFL Can Teach Us Physicians

For those of you who are not football fans and wondering what the NFL can teach us physicians, please bear with me. I grew up in Buffalo, NY, the son of a busy neurosurgeon whose passions were surgery, golf, and football. To spend time with my father, I took up golf and watched some of […]

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What I Learned at the Recent SEAK Non-clinical Careers for Physicians Course

Introduction I really enjoyed teaching at this year’s SEAK conference on Non-clinical Careers for Physicians . I started Thursday September 23, teaching the consulting pre-course with Steve Babitsky and Jonathan Cargan. Two days later, I spoke on Dealing with Disruptive Change: The Power of Transformation: Transformation reflects a major change in form, function, or nature.  To […]

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