Carol Stryker

Carol Stryker

Carol Stryker is a principal at Symbiotic Solutions. She helps medical practices increase profits, improve patient satisfaction, and mitigate risk by focusing on how work gets done. More than 20 years of responsibility for aggressive operational improvements has produced a strong preference for effective solutions, implemented quickly. E-mail her here.

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Patient surveys almost always sound like a good idea, but most of the time poorly thought-out objectives and questions make them a waste of time and money.

Next time you feel like your sense of balance is spiraling out of control, remember these seven principles.

When medical staff members do not perform tasks properly, it drives down productivity and profits. Here's how to gauge the size of the problem and resolve it.

Give up on trying to motivate your medical practice staff. Here's what to do instead.

A physician's life is complicated. Success and happiness require productive adaptation.

The life of a physician is a complex system. The challenge is to make it a complex adaptive system to survive and thrive.

Physicians can survive and thrive, professionally and financially, if they will leave the smooth operation of their practice to business professionals.

Physicians don't always get along. The good news is that there are specific tactics to repair the damage and restore the relationship.

A great partnership between physician practices can quickly fall apart if productive relationships are not maintained and nurtured.

Meaningful use can be confusing. Here are some of the key things practices should know about attesting for Stage 1 of the EHR incentive program.


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