Medical Group Management Association
Halee Fischer-Wright is a nationally respected healthcare executive and physician leader whose work focuses on medical management innovation and creating cultures of excellence. She has served as a Physician Practice President, hospital system CMO and now is the President and CEO of the MGMA.
In our conversation, we discussed the challenges of running a medical practice including dealing with changes in technology, stress, and the time physicians spend on administration. The MGMA’s mission is providing the training, resources, and community to support healthcare practices. At their annual meeting, Oct 31- Nov 2 the MGMA celebrates their 90th Anniversary.
Listen to our conversation or jump in at the time stamps below.
00:45 Meet Halee Fischer-Wright, MD
83% of Physicians would not choose to go into medicine
[03:05] Solo Vs Multi-Specialty
[04:25] Is an MBA needed to run a better practice?
[07:10] How much of a physician’s time is spent on administration?
[08:30] How much of the administrative role can be delegated?
[09:40] Checklists getting in the way?
[12:25] Should EHR companies have physicians/nurses on staff?
[13:25] Halee Fischer-Wright’s story
[16:10] Experience on both sides of the fence
[16:50] Tell me about the members of the MGMA
[17:38] National and state MGMA Associations
[18:15] What are the big issues facing MGMA members
[19:12] MGMA is about the business of medicine
[21:03] Are annual meeting sessions different depending on practice size
[22:08] What is the MGMA doing with social media?
[23:40] State MGMA Boards are a not keeping up with social media
[25:55] Patients crowdsourcing physician choice
[26:45] You can’t turn the clock back
[27:31] Does the MGMA have a social media policy for members?
[29:02] Hospital employees posting racist comments
[32:10] Ignorance is not an excuse
[32:25] Thought leaders can be found anywhere
[34:14] What’s coming up for the MGMA in 2017?
35:10 A look at the 2016 MGMA Annual Meeting.
[35:35] Why did you pick Jim Gaffigan as a speaker?
[37:15] Is there a certificate program to be a practice Manager?
[38:25] What would you say to people who are not members of the MGMA?
39:00 Social Media Tip: Shahid Shah: Ask the deeper question
40:35 Social Content Solutions