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Listening, Learning and Leadership: A Prescription for Excellent Patient Care

on December 8, 2017 | By Joan Lowery, MEd | Leadership Communication
According to research, 80 percent of diagnoses can be made without tests, by carefully listening to the patient. So why isn’t listening given a priority in physician training?
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Video: AAPL Board Member Scott on Value of Physicians to Nonprofits

on December 7, 2017 | By AAPL Staff | Leadership Association News
In an interview with DocThoughts, Byron Scott says physician leaders can be vital contributors to charitable organizations that lack resources to hire health care experts.
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Three Areas of Concern for Leaders During Times of Change

on December 7, 2017 | By Harvard Business Review | Leadership Communication
Be sure to communicate clearly and effectively about the goal of the desired change, and allot time so employees will recognize its importance.
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Unneeded Scans, Therapy, Surgery Add to Ills of Breast Cancer Patients

Physician leaders should remain mindful of the extremely costly and potentially harmful treatments they and their teams order.   
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Private Practice or Hospital Leadership? A Choice Between Autonomy and Reach

Physicians who prioritize leadership opportunities in the workplace should weigh the pros and cons before deciding which career path suits them best.
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Special Deliveries: Autonomous Robots on a Roll in Health Care

on December 4, 2017 | By David Ollier Weber | Innovation Technology
The future is now. These technological assistants are saving time and money for hospitals and other medical ventures. 
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Five Ways to Push Your Employees Without Stressing Them Out

on December 1, 2017 | By Harvard Business Review | Leadership Management
 Employees tend to perform at higher levels and experience less stress when they feel connected to their leaders.
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New Report Explores Communication’s Role in Patient-Physician Experience

Produced by AAPL, “Connected” is now available for download, offering perspective on this essential relationship.
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Some Doctors Are Soaking Up Profits from Urine Testing

For pain physicians who operate their own labs, the business has become particularly lucrative. Yet, how often testing reveal serious drug abuse remains tough to pin down.
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Stressed Out? Here Are Ways to Better Manage the Pressure

How you handle the tension plays a huge role in determining how resilient you are. Start by asking yourself how you respond when you’re under pressure.
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