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What Will the OR of the Future Look Like? - July 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 2 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | J U LY 2 0 1 4 IDEAS That Work Practical pearls from your colleagues Nicole Woodruff, RN ATTABOY! Nicole Woodruff, RN, administrator of the Observatory Surgery Center, presents podi- atric surgeon Michael Cosenza, DPM, with a $50 gift card for dictating his op reports the same day as surgery and then e-signing them the next day. WHAT MOTIVATES MDs? What My Docs Will Do for a $50 Gift Card I n this corner, surgeons: competitive creatures who march to the beat of their own drum and don't like being told what to do. Then there's us, surgical facility leaders who must somehow get docs to do what we need them to do, whether it's bringing in a copy of their DEA license for our credentialing file, doing peer review or dictating operative reports on the first request. Here at our surgery center, we've come up with a physician incen- tive program, a fun way to get our docs to toe the line — sometimes without us having to ask twice. Every time we catch our doctors doing something right, we enter their name in a monthly drawing for a $50 gift card. We then enter the 12 monthly winners into an annual drawing for a larger prize (this year we gave away an iPad Mini). The idea is to encourage docs to do what's right, and then to reward them OSE_1407_part1_Layout 1 7/3/14 9:00 AM Page 22

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