Author: Deborah Chiaravalloti

Deborah Chiaravalloti is an award-winning writer and former hospital executive. Her insider experience helps healthcare clients launch medical procedures, products including artificial intelligence software and knowledge sharing platforms. Deborah writes websites, blogs, opinion pieces, and marketing strategy for elder care, health care consumerism, revenue cycle management (RCM), and the business of healthcare. Her printed pieces have been published and her radio shows syndicated nationally.

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Physician-Patient Relationship: It’s About the Patient

Physician-Patient Relationship: It’s About the Patient

The physician-patient relationship lies at the heart of all medicine. It is the epicenter of care; the place where all information and data is gat ...
NEW MOCA-Peds Option Coming in 2019 for Pediatrics

NEW MOCA-Peds Option Coming in 2019 for Pediatrics

  The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has heard the call and answered. Beginning in 2019 there will be a new way to fulfill the require ...
Bizarre Demonstrations of Love That Landed Couples in the ER

Bizarre Demonstrations of Love That Landed Couples in the ER

Of all the things that doctors see in their practice, the injuries that come into the emergency room may well rank as some of the most bizarre. “H ...
Think Before You Ink: Tattoos Seen in the ER

Think Before You Ink: Tattoos Seen in the ER

Forty percent of Americans now have tattoos and they don’t simply say “Mom” or “I love Sally”. These days physicians are seeing “tats” that are me ...
How PBM’s Control and Diminish Physician Prescribing Efforts  

How PBM’s Control and Diminish Physician Prescribing Efforts  

  This issue brings to mind the children’s book “Three Billy Goats Gruff”. It is an apt metaphor for the impact that pharmacy benefit mana ...
Why Doctors Can Be Obstacles to Innovation

Why Doctors Can Be Obstacles to Innovation

Actually, our premise is a bit misleading. Doctors don’t want to be obstacles to innovation - they want a good reason to innovate. Saying a medica ...
Leadership Skills Prepare Med Students for the World

Leadership Skills Prepare Med Students for the World

Medical students are trained in the intricacies of patient care, chronic disease, infections, diagnosis skills, and much, much more. Leadership sk ...
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Vision Still Applies to Physicians Today

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Vision Still Applies to Physicians Today

This year, January 15 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day set aside to remember the civil rights leader who was assassinated fifty years ago on A ...
Surgeons and Purchasing Decisions: Their Power is Increasing

Surgeons and Purchasing Decisions: Their Power is Increasing

Surgeons’ influence in hospital purchasing decisions is increasing and that may be a good thing for healthcare organizations, patient outcomes, an ...
Reasonable and Weird New Year’s Resolutions

Reasonable and Weird New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Eve brings the urge to make New Year’s resolutions despite their reputation as a bad idea. Resolutions don’t have an exceptionally good ...
It’s The Holidays, Let The Stress Increase

It’s The Holidays, Let The Stress Increase

It’s the holidays and chances are you either relish them or dread them. You’re not alone. Despite all the advertising and decorations, the holiday ...
New Year’s Resolutions Trends: What Doctors Resolve To Do

New Year’s Resolutions Trends: What Doctors Resolve To Do

With the rapidly approaching new year, there comes the question of New Year’s Resolutions. Are they to be made or ignored? Many physicians use the ...
How to Decorate Your Hospital or Practice for the Holidays

How to Decorate Your Hospital or Practice for the Holidays

The holidays don’t necessarily mean shorter hours for physicians and other staff. People still get sick, still need surgery, and still arrive at t ...
Showing Gratitude: What are Patients Thankful For?

Showing Gratitude: What are Patients Thankful For?

It can be difficult to care for patients night and day for weeks and months without hearing a word of thanks or a single expression of gratitude. ...
What are Medical Students Thankful For?

What are Medical Students Thankful For?

With all the pressures of medical school; the time constraints, the pressures to perform, stressful interviews for residency, and money-money-mone ...
Working on Thanksgiving: What it’s like for Doctors and Healthcare professionals

Working on Thanksgiving: What it’s like for Doctors and Healthcare professionals

When you think of the doctors who have to work on Thanksgiving, you might expect to find a group of disgruntled professionals bemoaning the fact t ...
Do Doctors Make Better Serial Killers?

Do Doctors Make Better Serial Killers?

Have you have ever asked yourself, “Do doctors make better serial killers?” No? Well, that’s a shame because you may have missed a new career oppo ...
Industry Sponsored vs. Fee-Based CME

Industry Sponsored vs. Fee-Based CME

There is a great deal of controversy over whether CME should be presented with or without corporate sponsorship, the majority of which is Big Phar ...
So, You Failed Your MOC Exam – What next?

So, You Failed Your MOC Exam – What next?

As a physician, you may have experienced emotions ranging from frustration to fury when it comes to the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process ...
Earning CME: Drawback of CME Conferences

Earning CME: Drawback of CME Conferences

There are many ways to earn CME nowadays. It doesn't need to be an out of town, expensive CME conference anymore, and that shift might be benefici ...
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