I have two items to share with you today.
On November 9th (in just over a month) I shall be a keynote speaker at a very worthy conference. Holistic Primary Care is holding its third annual "Heal Thy Practice – Transforming Primary Care" conference in Long Beach CA from November 9-11. I particularly like the sub-title -- Strategies to put the health, wealth and joy back in healthcare"!
I shall be sharing secrets about making that sometimes difficult shift from "leave me alone ... I just want to be a doctor" to "wow - this is my own business and here's how I want to deliver care"!
There is a roster of excellent speakers covering a wide range of pertinent topics such as practice management, marketing, time management, "lessons learned", new medical practice models and other topics relevant to building a successful medical practice. I encourage you to sign up if this meets your interests (and CME needs - 20 hours!)
On Saturday night, the attendees are invited to a special private showing of "Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare"
This is the blurb about the movie:
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare is an unflinching look at how conflicting incentives & misaligned economic drivers impact the health and lives of diverse Americans--community doctors, combat veterans, hospital-based physicians, military top-brass, clinical researchers, employers, and ordinary citizens trying to find their way through the healthcare maze.
Avoiding simplistic political diatribe, the film pulls no punches. But it is definitely not a doom & gloom tale. Heineman and Froemke document promising efforts to heal our badly damaged systems.
Please catch me to say "hello" if you decide to come.
The second item to draw to your attention is Idea Organization.
When trying to organize your thinking and distill your ideas into a coherent action plan, it's very useful to have a visual tool. This was true for me as I began to organize my thoughts for my presentation.
However you choose to map out your ideas, I'd encourage you to use a favored tool to help you capture them (pencil and a large sheet of paper work fine too!), as your first step on your way to implementing your newest project.