Ford focused on keeping things simple, building one model that (had to) suit all, using interchangeable parts that relatively unskilled workers could assemble.
New Year’s Eve. Looking back or looking ahead? Sometimes waxing poetic is the best way to stark realism. Consider Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down as far as I could To where […]
Robby the Robot.
No, not a Da Vinci, but a robot just the same. And, fully functional. Well, at least enough to have co-starred in the 1950’s sci-fi film, Forbidden Planet, a movie about medical groups and their physician leaders.
Many medical groups with large numbers (large being relative) of employed or subcontracted physicians have put themselves in the same sort of bind in respect of their workforce.
They’ve created an annual event out of the renewal of employment contracts and subcontracts by legislating a set renewal date.
Yesterday morning, I took my car to the dealer for service. I left several messages in the afternoon to see if the car was ready. No one returned my call. Every day, your group’s physicians treat patients. I’ll assume, as do your patients, the referral sources who send you work, and the hospitals at which […]
You couldn’t ask for a better analogy to illustrate the difference between entrepreneurial practice and the bureaucratic world of one size fits all medicine envisioned by many pundits as the preferable world of the future. Dinner at the family-type chain restaurant, Rock Fish. Pleasant but not fancy, yet clean and decorated nicely. We were greeted […]
I don’t know about you, but when I eat at a sushi bar, I expect the sushi chef to take my order. After all, for me, that’s the expected, traditional experience. And, it’s what makes it fun. You order based on what looks fresh, on what the chef suggests, and depending on your appetite – […]
Be honest: Do you own your practice or does it own you? If your practice owns you, what you have is a job. You might as well go work for someone else. Less headache. Isn’t that the whole point of physician management companies and hospital employment? But if you want to become successful, and there […]
Sometimes waxing poetic is the best way to stark realism. Consider Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the […]