Greetings, and Happy New Year from your San Antonio Medical Group Management Association (SAMGMA)!
Nearly one year after the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio announced its partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, dramatic changes in staff are propelling the hospital quickly forward.
I read almost every day about the obstacles and issues my physician clients face in trying to run a successful practice. Many busy physicians complain that they don’t have enough quiet time to make important decisions about their practices’ futures. They are so caught up in the day-to-day problems of their practices that they can’t step back and look at the big picture. Too often, I wish my physicians would stop their day-to-day push and take two days to assess their practice. Yes, I’m talking about a real retreat away from the office.
On Aug. 1, 2013, Representatives Jackie Speier, Jim McDermott (the ranking member of the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health) and Dina Titus introduced House Resolution (HR) 2914, the Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act of 2013.
Imagine you’re on a TV quiz show. The host turns to you and offers a list of topics, one of which is Your Personal Finances. Based on your knowledge, is this a category you would choose?
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) combines endoscopy and ultrasound to obtain images and information about the digestive tract and the surrounding tissue and organs.
Orthopedic physicians at UT Medicine San Antonio reflect on their long history of publication and the connection between research, teaching and clinical practice.
As patients walk the path of prostate cancer treatment, an integrated team of medical specialists at UT Medicine helps them find a home for tailored clinical care.
Whether you have a practice with 100 physicians or you run the ship solo, groups have legal requirements and business reasons to maintain employee data, attract talent, onboard new team members and keep up with staff training. Depending on your size, business processes and practice strategy, there are a number of options to consider to leverage your resources.
Roy Rohrer relates to the author a story of healing and renewal at the hands of Elliott Clemence, M.D.
After more than 20 years in the Army and two deployments with forward surgical teams in Afghanistan, I thought I was prepared for anything, and I was looking forward to retirement and settling in to private practice. However, there are a few things I wish I’d known about the transition:
Concerned about the stock market? If so, you’re not alone.
Increase the hours in your day by referring your patients to a registered dietitian nutritionist.
One of the toughest business decisions to make is whether to buy or sell a business. It definitely holds true for the medical industry. And once a physician has made the decision to buy or sell, it’s not as simple as signing on the dotted line and handing the practice over to another doctor. Buying or selling a medical practice is a complex process with serious legal, financial and professional considerations, and a lot of work must be done to ensure a positive transition. 
A myriad of factors make the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Medicine — home to the Women’s Health Center team — the go-to destination for women of all ages in the San Antonio area.
You may want to think twice before accepting anything of value from a manufacturer1 of drugs, devices, biologics, or medical supplies covered by Medicare, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
As physicians, we must recognize how important health literacy is when we interact with patients. Health literacy directly affects each patient’s health because he or she must understand the information we give verbally during encounters and in writing in the form of patient education brochures and other resources. In short, we must consider and tailor our instructions to each patient’s health literacy.
Clinical trials are research studies on human subjects that ultimately allow a drug to enter the market. The ClinZen Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) is a software system that coordinates these complex trial processes and manages enterprise-level data.
Excellence is a journey, not a destination, and Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio is using its award-winning Methodist Excellence initiative to establish best practices that save lives.