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Andrew J Schuman, MD, FAAP
Dr Schuman, section editor for Peds v2.0, is clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, New Hampshire, and editorial advisory board member of Contemporary Pediatrics.
Pediatric call centers fast-track urgent care
The first call center was introduced in 1988 as a uniquely pediatric innovation. This month’s article presents a brief history of call centers, discusses their advantages, and describes how they will improve patient care.
Improve your practice: Patient visits
In this month’s article, Dr. Andrew Schuman focuses on improving the office visit experience for your young patients. By following his advice, you will be rewarded with parental loyalty, a busy and prosperous practice, and patients who look forward to their office visits.
Top 10 apps for pediatrics
It’s been a while since Dr Schuman reviewed medical applications for mobile devices, and many readers have requested an update. So, he looked at his iPhone and iPad and put together his recommendations for the best applications for pediatric providers.
Improve your practice: Facilitate patient access
A major dilemma for patients is simply how to access good care that is both convenient and affordable. To thrive in these challenging times, practices should consider all options to facilitate patient access. If you have an open mind, you may even consider changing your “traditional” practice to one that provides “direct primary care.”
Best tech for pediatrics: 2016
At the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exibition (NCE) in October, I again presented 2 workshops on office technologies, sponsored by the AAP’s Section on Advances in Technology and Therapeutics. I made every effort to make this year’s workshop a unique experience, showcasing some new technology while including some of my old favorites.
Watercooler wisdom 2: Preventing (and treating) physician burnout
Physician “burnout” has become a popular topic in medical journals. It is worthwhile to discuss this important topic so we can recognize the symptoms of burnout, seek help when necessary, and change our work environment to prevent burnout and its consequences.
Improve your practice: Medical practice websites
Practice websites are a valuable tool to attract new parents to your practice, and they can offer a wide variety of indispensable information that can reduce your staff’s workload.
Meaningful use 2? Just say no
No matter where you turn these days you are reminded that you need to attest to your meaningful use Stage 2 requirements in order to continue to receive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program.
Pediatric practice and the bottom line
Although pediatricians enjoy caring for patients, there is no disputing the fact that a medical practice is a business that must be run efficiently and profitably.
Otoacoustic emissions hearing screening: Update and review
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2 of every 1000 babies are born with a permanent hearing loss.