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Project ECHO: Moving Ahead In The Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Children's ECHO Project logoMedical minds throughout Nebraska are coming together to address the problem of childhood obesity, thanks to a special effort by Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.

Children’s has become a hub for Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), a project funded by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Under the project, pediatric healthcare providers in rural or underserved communities statewide can consult with Children’s physicians about patients they’re treating for complications from childhood obesity.  More…

Hiring Millennials For Your Practice—And Keeping Them There

hiring MillennialsBy 2020, your staff may look a little different.

As we head into the 2020s, the Millennials (those born between 1981 and 1997) are poised to make up over half of the American workforce.1 They will make up a significant portion of your staff, whether as physicians, nurses, receptionists, or maintenance workers.

You want your practice to have the best and brightest. So, how can you hire Millennials—and keep them?  More…

Execution: The Key To Turning Your Business Vision Into Reality [Podcast]

Transforming your business vision into reality might seem like a daunting task when you’re running a medical practice. That’s especially in the face of so much uncertainty about where healthcare is headed. But with the right tools, your practice’s potential can become its future.

Brad Brabec, M.D., Chairman of Children’s Health Network and President of Complete Children’s Health, an independent physician practice, shares his thoughts on what it takes to turn ideas from dreams to reality in healthcare practices.  More…

The Business Of Healthcare: Should Physicians Get An MBA?

business of healthcarePatients are often referred to as “healthcare consumers,” so it’s hardly surprising that hospitals and medical practices have shifted from a “practice of medicine” mindset to a “business of healthcare” approach.

Physicians have adopted this mindset as well.1 Combined MD/MBA programs have more than doubled since 2000, and more physicians than ever before are returning to school to earn an MBA after years of practice.  More…