Commitment to Quality

A Mission of Quality and a Vision of Success Organizations of all stripes typically develop mission and vision statements at their inceptions. Done right, this exercise serves a greater purpose than providing filler content for a website. These statements can help guide strategies and everyday…

Principled Partners

Principled Partnership: Quality and Integrity Matter According to research by social psychologist David McClelland, PhD, who taught and conducted research at Harvard University for 30 years, 95% of your success or failure in life is determined by the people with whom you habitually associate. The…

Physician Peace of Mind

Trust, Quality and Autonomy are Key Elements of a Successful Partnership The additional stressors of the pandemic layered over the everyday stress of running a medical practice have pushed the level of physician burnout even higher. The Physicians Foundation annual Survey of America’s Physicians has…

Trust is Essential for a True Partnership

Trust is Essential for a True Partnership Trust may be intangible, however, research by Harvard Business Review found that the level of trust between employees and leadership is a key factor to an organization’s success. In fact, in organizations where trust levels are high, 74%…

The True Partnership Model: Working Toward a Common Goal for Mutual Success

The True PartnershipSM Model: Working Toward a Common Goal for Mutual Success Recently OSHA released an updated Covid-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) which   mandates safety protocols to be enacted in medical facilities. Non-hospital affiliated medical practices are exempt from many of the standards that…

Physician Autonomy and Leadership are Keys to Fulfilling our Mission

A poll conducted earlier this year by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that Americans have a significantly higher level of trust in physicians and nurses than in public health institutions and agencies. When it comes…

The Financial Benefits of Partnership

Proposed Federal Changes Significantly Increase Capital Gains Tax Burden  With the current administration’s proposed tax plan, long-term capital gains, personal income of high-wage earners, and business income will all be taxed at much higher levels. Physicians who are evaluating partnership opportunities should keep a close…

Focus on Quality is a Core Element of Success

In December, The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) issued a report entitled The Future of Healthcare Quality which highlights a variety of recommendations for the new administration. This report points out an urgent need to create a better system for capturing quality data, with…

Partnership: A Foundation for Long-term Success

The COVID crisis is causing more physicians to take a closer look at partnership opportunities. According to McKinsey’s recent US COVID-19 Physician Survey, 25% of independent physicians say they are now “more likely to pursue a partnership or alignment with a larger organization, primarily for…

Physician Leadership

Physician Voices are Critical for Quality of Care It stands to reason that the most qualified individuals to make healthcare policy decisions would be those who are trained in medicine. Yet, physician voices have been limited in the decision-making discussions that have far-reaching implications for…

COVID-19 Long-term Impact

The Long-term Impact of COVID-19  Categorizing these times as uncertain is an understatement.  What many people thought would be a few weeks of downtime to “flatten the curve” has evolved into a full-blown crisis that will have long-lasting ramifications – economic and otherwise. It’s ironic…

Bringing Patients Back

Bringing Patients Back: Patient Experience During a Pandemic As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, patients’ willingness to seek in-person medical care may best be described as lukewarm. While not all healthcare needs are urgent, delaying care can have serious consequences. In fact, a group of…

Fellowship Program Helps Enhance Quality of Care

Find out how QualDerm-affiliated practice Zitelli & Brodland’s Mohs Fellowship Program Helps enhance quality of care throughout the QualDerm network and helps advance the specialty of dermatology: The Zitelli & Brodland Training Center has been operating for 37 years. To date, 49 Mohs surgeons have completed…

Navigating a Crisis

Navigating a Crisis: Telehealth & Re-opening The COVID-19 pandemic shut down everyday life for much of the country. In many states, stoppages were even ordered for healthcare deemed non-essential. Dermatology practices were left to figure out how to care for their patients and keep their…