After almost 40 years in independent practice, Dr. Douglas Coombs wanted someone who would carry the practice’s vision, work well with current staff, and show up with the most up-to-date processes and practices, all skills possessed by Dr. Bonnie Feola.
Build an intelligent, user-driven EHR; advocate for physicians at the national policy level; promote interoperability—these are just a few of the aspirations driving research and development in Vanderbilt’s Department of Biomedical Informatics.
Chip Hart explains why the best way to discover what your practice is doing well — and where it needs improvement — is to get out of your office.
Nine years after opening her own practice, Dr. Warner knows going solo was the right choice for her practice.
Oklahoma pediatrician Dr. James Hendricks explains how his participation in clinical research projects gave him a leg up on conducting the anticipatory guidance that is so critical to ensuring the physical, emotional and mental well being of adolescents.
Vermont’s Dr. Richard “Mort” Wasserman, Director of the AAP’s Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) Network, explains how practices can use their own electronic health record data to conduct clinical and observational research aimed at improving care.
Dr. William Zurhellen is a New York City metropolitan area pediatrician who parlayed a personal interest in early computer technology during the 1970s into a viable EHR system used by more than a dozen pediatric practices around the country.
Dr. Mary Kiepert is an independent pediatrician in Las Vegas, NV, who has successfully negotiated the delicate balance between work and family life.
Dr. Bryan Sibley is an independent practitioner in Louisiana whose early experience as a hospital-employed physician taught him that nobody will ever care about his business as much as he does.