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In this issue, we spoke with PCC regarding the latest innovations in Health IT, their dedication to helping independent pediatricians, and their new We Care program designed to do just that. We also take a look at the state of healthcare since the November elections, how physicians’ political stripes may play a role in the care patients receive, and why benefit corporations are a great fit for healthcare organizations. We also discuss putting workplace democracy to work in your practice, and deliver expert leadership advice from Practice Management Consultant Brandon Betancourt on why trust between partners is key to practice success. And for those of you looking for something informative to listen to on your commute or coffee break, Krista Bowman joins me for a ViewPoint podcast that unpacks what you need to know about Direct to Employer engagements in pediatrics.

About Viewpoint

Viewpoint Magazine is a labor of love project from The Verden Group and its associated companies, created to deliver transparent interpretations of health care industry happenings, with the perspective to help support the independence of private practice. ViewPoint – what you need to know, now. Read more »

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Featured Articles

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Workplace Democracy: Empowering Employees for Practice Improvement

Engaging employees and being more transparent can have a positive impact on your practice.

Benefit Corps: Where Purpose & Profit Meets

Benefit Corps make social objectives as important as financial goals and that's great for healthcare.

Physician Politics: Does It Affect Care?

A look at physician politics reveals patterns that suggest the care they deliver may not be the same.

Health IT Innovation: An Interview With PCC

PCC is a leader in health IT, a benefit corporation, and pediatricians' best ally.

Healthcare Changes - What To Expect In 2019

Government shut downs, anti-ACA justices, dysfunctional congressional partisanship?

Leadership In Practice

Brandon Betancourt on why embracing healthy debate & trusting your partners are key to success.

Process Improvement: Solving Practice Problems Using A3 Methodology

Furthering our Dynamic Work Design series, we examine how the A3 method can be applied to root cause analysis.

Likely Impacts of Texas v. United States

The Trump Administration continues to wage war on the ACA. Here's the latest.

Implications of (Not) Billing for Telemedicine

Telehealth brings savings and enhanced patient outcomes but be wary of fraud and abuse.

What You Need to Know About Merchant Services

How do you effectively review merchant service agreements? We show you what to look for.

How to Manage Employees’ Mental Health

Don't dodge the issue. We show you how to support your staff when mental health issues arise.

Make Your Website Work for You

Your website should be a virtual extension of your physical practice... is it? If not, read on to get it there.

Curated Video

Behind the scenes, up close, and personal. More video »

Interviews & Podcasts

Frontline stories from our clients, colleagues and consultants. More stories »

Podcast: ABC Pediatric Clinic, Houston, TX

Susanne spoke with Dr.s Sugol and Silen Pahlavan of ABC Pediatric Clinic in Houston, Texas, to learn about how they handled Hurricane Harvey and what they learned from the experience.

Interview: Michael Lubin, VP, Hint Health

Susanne spoke with Michael Lubin, VP of Hint Health, a 'direct care' company that helps connect physicians directly to patients and employers. No more middleman insurance companies!

Interview: Todd Wolynn, MD

We asked Dr. Todd Wolynn to tell us a bit about how he's innovating at his practice, Kids Plus Pediatrics. By investing in a studio onsite at his practice, this doctor has turned connecting into a lot of fun for everyone.

Videocast: George Rogu, MD, CPE

Susanne Madden sat down with George Rogu, MD, CPE, of RBK Pediatrics in Long Island, NY, to discuss the impact of technology on his busy pediatric practice.

Podcast: Gautam Gulati, MD

Dr. Gulati and Susanne Madden had an opportunity to talk about innovation - its cause (and stagnation) and its application. Even innovating oneself.

Interview: Scott Hodgson

Self described "design addict", Scott Hodgson has been the creative brain behind countless branding, identity, advertising and packaging projects.

Podcast: A Conversation with Christoph Diasio, MD

Susanne Madden spoke with Dr. Christoph Diasio, managing partner of Sandhills Pediatrics (North Carolina) and chair of the AAP section on practice management (SOAPM) about incorporating mental and behavioral health into his pediatric practice.

Female Solo Pediatric Practices of 2016

At The Verden Group, we assist many physicians with starting their new practices. Our favorites are the independent female pediatricians who decide to break out and create practices THEIR way.

Interview: Bonnie Feola, MD

We spoke to Dr. Bonnie Feola about her experiences with buying over an established pediatric practice and how she made it one her own, one step at a time.

Podcast: A Conversation with Brent Cardwell, MD

On the challenges and opportunities inherent in running an independent pediatric practice and a pediatric IPA.

Interview: Brandon Betancourt

We interviewed Brandon Betancourt of Pediatric Inc and Salud Pediatrics about his thoughts on what in means to innovate at the pediatric practice level today.

A Tale of Two Supergroups: Scott Schams, MD

We interviewed two physician CEOs who have worked hard to band practices together to form independent clinically integrated 'Super Groups': Dr. Scott Schams of Allied Pediatricians of Texas and Dr. Jill Stoller of BCD Health Partners.


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