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Physician Burnout and the Federation of State Medical Boards

These times of pandemic have exacerbated the long-standing problem of physician burnout.  On this episode of SoundPractice we will speak with Humayun “Hank” Chaudhry, DO, MS, MACP, FRCP, MACOI, President and CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards.  In addition to physician burnout, Dr. Chaudhry discusses continuing medical education, the Interstate Medical Licensing Compact, and highlights of the 2021 agenda for the FSMB.  Dr. Chaudhry’s practical information and presentation style make this a standout episode of SoundPractice. Humayun “Hank” Chaudhry, DO, MACP, MACOI President and CEO [email protected] https://www.fsmb.org/siteassets/advocacy/publications/fsmb-current-annual-report.pdf  
October 21, 2020

An Insider’s Perspective on End-of-Life and Palliative Care with Jennifer O’Brien

Jennifer O’Brien has spent her career working in healthcare and managing medical practices.  Life took an unexpected turn when her husband, a palliative care physician, was diagnosed with a terminal illness.  She documented her journey through art and ultimately via a book, “The Hospice Doctor’s Widow.”  Jennifer O’Brien’s unique perspective on healthcare, end-of-life experiences, and caregiving frame this episode of SoundPractice.  Whether a patient, a cousin’s spouse, a co-worker, we all know someone carrying for a terminally ill relative.  Jennifer O’Brien offers sage advice to those caregivers and she also provides guidance for physician leaders on how they can be examples in the community.   Join us for this important episode of SoundPractice.   Jennifer O’Brien may be reached at: https://www.hospicedrswidow.com/contact https://www.etaliapress.com/new-products/the-hospice-doctors-widow-a-journal The following persons/organizations were referenced by Ms. O’Brien in the interview: Rebel Health's Archangels: rebelhealth.us Jessica Zitter, MD wrote Extreme Measures: jessicazitter.com The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: nhpco.org  
October 7, 2020

Crisis Management for Physician Leaders: Prepare, Execute, Thrive

Whether it’s a natural disaster, a data breach, the loss of a key physician, or COVID-19, a crisis presents an unsettling circumstance to any leader. Crisis management is a “evergreen” topic for physician leaders. Always preparing for (and learning from) a crisis presents an opportunity for leaders to thrive. Successful physician leaders prepare their teams, put communications in place, and shore up their systems to manage the situation at hand. In this SoundPractice episode, we talk with Max Reibolt, CPA, president and CEO of The Coker Group, about the characteristics, communication skills, and organizational support leaders need during a crisis. Max shares examples from his many decades of healthcare leadership and consulting. www.cokergroup.com  
September 23, 2020

Toxic Behaviors in Colleagues and Bosses: Strategies for Civility in the Workplace

You’ve probably heard stories from friends, family members, or colleagues who quit a job because of a toxic person - someone who belittles, humiliates, shames, or bullies others. Maybe you’ve even left a job because of such a person. Toxic employees not only take a toll on their coworkers’ emotional psyches but the financial outcomes of their organizations as well.  In this SoundPractice episode, Cheryl Toth digs into the issue of handling toxic team members and bosses with Mitchell Kusy, PhD., the author of Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore. Kusy is a professor in the Graduate School of Leadership and Change at Antioch University and an international consultant to leadership. He presents research, evidence-based tactics, and concrete examples of how to restore workplace civility and increase financial performance after toxic employees leave an organization. Dr. Kusy’s latest article will appear in the Sep/Oct issue of Physician Leadership Journal; link below. [email protected]://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-mitch-kusy/ “Six Intentional Ways to Build Teams of Everyday Civility (and Proactively Erode Toxic Behaviors)” Physician Leadership Journal Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore  
September 9, 2020

Sharing Your Expertise:  Manuscript Submission to the Physician Leadership Journal (PLJ)

In this timely SoundPractice podcast interview, Mike Sacopulos interviews Nancy Collins, VP at the American Association for Physician Leadership about their flagship publication, the Physician Leadership Journal.  They discuss the editorial mission of the PLJ, the mechanics of submitting an article, how the peer-review process works, and how the collaborative process with the PLJ editorial team is helping to build the next era of physician leader scholars. PLJ article topics are these:  Careers, Communication, Finance, Healthcare Organizations, Healthcare Professionals, Health Law and Policy, Innovation, Leadership, Management, Patient Care and Quality, Technology. Bonus!  Listen to the end for the inside scoop on what reviewers look for in a quality manuscript, and pitfalls to avoid in paper submissions to any medical journal. Contact Information at [email protected] Submission Guidelines and Policies for the PLJ:  https://www.physicianleaders.org/news/author-submission-guidelines-for-the-physician-leadership-journal Society for Scholarly Publishing – Useful information on journal publishing https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2017/07/25/cabells-new-predatory-journal-blacklist-review/ Review a sample issue of the Physician Leadership Journal  
August 26, 2020

Cloves of Garlic, Silver Spikes, and Other Ways Physicians Can Avoid Lawsuits

Richard C. Boothman is an expert attorney specializing in the area of professional liability and litigation avoidance.  His work on behalf of physicians and health systems has been nationally recognized.  He has testified before the United States Senate on dispute resolution models and his work on the “Michigan Model” has influenced how many health systems handle professional liability claims.  Join Mike Sacopulos and Rick Boothman for a deep dive into the principles of the “Michigan Model,” methods of reasoned and humane methods of handling medical malpractice, and a glimpse into legal and privacy issues surrounding the use of telehealth. Richard C. BoothmanBoothman Consulting Group, LLC Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Medical School, Dept of Surgery Visiting Scholar, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy [email protected]  
August 12, 2020

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SoundPractice, hosted by the American Association for Physician Leadership®, delivers practical information and fresh perspectives for physician leaders and those running healthcare systems. Physician advocates Michael Sacopulos, JD (healthcare attorney, author, speaker) and Cheryl Toth, MBA (business writer, speaker - former practice consultant and healthcare tech executive) bring you the best thought leaders, crisp humor, and pithy tips to help your healthcare organization thrive.
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Cheryl Toth, MBA

Cheryl Toth, MBA

Cheryl Toth, MBA, is a professional development leader, trainer, and content creator. Her passion is empowering physicians and practice teams to achieve goals, improve performance, and enjoy their work.

She brings 25 years of practice management consulting, training, healthcare technology leadership, and content development to her projects.

Cheryl has a BS, Music from Western Michigan University and an MBA, Finance from Loyola University Chicago. She received coaching training from Erickson College. A distance runner and life-long learner, Cheryl enjoys culinary, visual, and performing arts, loves to travel, and aspires to speak Spanish fluently.
Michael J. Sacopulos, JD

Michael J. Sacopulos, JD

Mike is the CEO of Medical Risk Institute (MRI), a firm that provides proactive counsel to the healthcare community in order to identify where liability risks originate, and reduce or remove these risks. Mike’s unlawyerlike pragmatism and clever wit make him a sought after speaker by national specialty societies MGMA national and state chapters, and trade associations.

Mike is General Counsel for Medical Justice Services where he is tasked with keeping the organization’s members out of meritless lawsuits. In a fit of madness, Mike agreed to work with a Lloyd’s of London firm, to write the first cyber insurance product designed exclusively for healthcare industry.

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