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Back To Balance: The Art, Science, and Business of Medicine

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Patient Engagement

Culture & Engagement

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ISBN#: 978-1633310148

In this highly engaging, thoroughly persuasive book, Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright presents a unique prescription for fixing America's health care woes, based on her 30 years of experience as a physician and industry leader.

The problem, Fischer-Wright asserts, is that we have lost our focus on strengthening the one thing that has always been at the heart of effective health care: namely, strong relationships between patients and physicians, informed by smart science and enabled by good business, that create the trust necessary to achieve the outcomes we all want.

Drawing from personal stories and examples from popular culture, supported by scientific studies and rock-solid logic, Back to Balance shows how the business and science of medicine are combining to strangle the creative, compassionate, human side of medicine—what Dr. Fischer-Wright calls the art of medicine.

She then details the three questions necessary to guide us toward true solutions and the five paradigm shifts crucial to bring the art, science, and business of medicine back to balance…before it's too late.

Irreverent and funny, steeped in storytelling but allergic to policy-speak, this is a wholly new brand of health care book—one that makes common sense transformational and that will appeal to anyone who has experienced the tribulations and indignities of American health care.

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CEU: 2

Book Continuing Education Information

  • Delivery method: Self-Study
  • Learning Level: Basic
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advance preparation: None

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Official Continuing Education Statements and Availability

American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)
ACMPE credit continues to be a free member benefit and is available to those who read the book and complete the exam.

A cumulative total of 50 ACMPE Continuing Education credit hours is among the requirements for advancement to Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) status. Once you have advanced to CMPE or Fellow status, you must earn and submit 50 hours of qualifying credit hours every three years to maintain your designation.

One ACMPE credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content, rounded down to the nearest 0.25.

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Generic CEU credit is available to those who read the book complete the exam.

One generic CEU credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content, rounded down to the nearest 0.25.

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Halee Fischer-Wright

Halee Fischer-Wright, MD, MMM, FAAP, FACMPE

President & Chief Executive Officer, MGMA

Halee Fischer-Wright, MD, MMM, FAAP, FACMPE is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). For nearly 90 years, MGMA has been the largest association for medical practice administrators and executives in the U.S.
Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, a nationally respected healthcare executive and physician leader was most recently, the former Chief Medical Officer for St. Anthony North Health Campus, part of the Centura Health System. Dr. Fischer-Wright’s work focuses on medical management innovation and creating cultures of excellence. She’s led transformation of physician culture as well as performance improvement for clinics, hospitals, and systems. Her efforts focused on ensuring value based performance—achieving the highest possible patient experience, medical quality and patient safety while managing the costs of health care delivery across the health care continuum.

Dr. Fischer-Wright’s career in practice management began when she opened her first successful medical practice. Building on personal experience and a desire to develop systems of excellence, she became the President of Rose Medical Group- a 680 physicians PHO/MSO in Denver for over 12 years. Dr. Fischer-Wright brings many unique experiences and skills to MGMA including her time as a management consultant, (focused on high performance teams and strategic development with tactical execution.) It is during her consulting work that she co-authored the New York Times bestselling book, Tribal Leadership.

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