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Healthcare reform is not just a buzz word. It is certainly real and some of you may be feeling the ramifications of penalties this year from a misguided strategy that you could just ride it out and it would all go away. Let’s face it, change is hard and most of us naturally shy away from it as much as possible. We rather naively feel out of control when we sense change is being forced upon us. Truth is we are constantly undergoing change in all areas of our lives and we are much more resilient than we give ourselves credit. There is a wonderful saying, “we never step into the same river twice for you are not the same
So have you been asking yourself lately if you have happiness in your life? As a Doctor of Chiropractic do you love what you do? With all of the shifting healthcare policies and payment reform, do you find yourself spending too much time with everything, but patient care? What called you into becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic? Dan Gilbert is a researcher on happiness. He has a popular TED Talks entitled, “The Surprising Science of Happiness” and he is also the author of Stumbling onto Happiness. He says, “We are all hard-wired for happiness.” Join over 11 Million who have watched the TED Talk at https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_gilbert_asks_why_are_we_happy Happiness involves changing our views of circumstances and situations in which we find ourselves in life.
I received a few research articles over the past couple of days that I feel are important for the Doctor of Chiropractic to consider. I know you are all very busy with the ICD10 codes, worried about potential denials next month etc., so I will try to make this brief, but it effects your bottom line over the next few years as payment models are changing rapidly. I have three different research articles that I will be pulling information from; the first is from the Commonwealth Fund. It states, “Despite spending more on health care, Americans had poor health outcomes, including shorter life expectancy and greater prevalence of chronic conditions and Americans were top consumers of prescription drugs. This article also
I just finished recording an online webinar on Patient Engagement, if you’re interested you can find it in our course listings under Clinical Improvement, but while I was compiling the research articles for the course content, I reflected on the act of engaging. You see, patient engagement is a key component of the patient-centered medical home model. The goal is to engage the patient in a way as to inspire and motivate them to want to be an active member of their own care team. So I googled, “What does it mean to be engaging?” Of course I did, remember my #1 on the Values in Action (VIA) is Love of Learning. Sidebar: If you haven’t taken the VIA yet,
Did I peak your curiosity? This article will have zero to do with building walls or odd hairstyles, but keep reading if you wonder how trump relates to your DC practice and the chiropractic care you provide your patients. When I was a young girl, my father taught me how to play cards. God rest his soul, he always loved playing cards and so he taught us with passion. I learned more about life than just playing cards as I watched him play. He taught me the importance of trump when playing cards. A trump is a playing card which is elevated above its normal rank in trick-taking games. Typically an entire suit is nominated as a trump suit – these