Spectrum of Consequences of a Disruptive Osteopathic Physician

  • Disruptive behavior takes many forms. Sometimes physicians have total disregard of the schedules of their patients and other health care professionals. Disruptive physicians undermine patient confidence, they contribute to the nursing shortage. They undermine teamwork and interfere with everyone’s ability to provide safe, effective care. And they increase health care costs. Physicians need to take the lead in dealing with disruptive physicians.

The Empathy Project: Empathetic Engagement in Physician Care

  • This course is designed to train health care physicians on the most up to date evidence for the creation of and value of and implementation of Empathetic Engagement Skills in Patient Care. This focused set of lectures and hands on training will improve the patient experience of care including quality and satisfaction, improve the health populations, and reduce the per capita cost of health care while improving the clinician’s experience. Course is available as a 1 hour or 6 hour course.

Disruptive Innovation & Patient Activation

  • What disruptive innovation ideas could your staff come up with when presented with the opportunity? If every health care entity encouraged their employees to innovate how they personally could activate patients, one can’t even begin to imagine the innovations possible. Dr. Kamajian has reviewed the literature and researched successful real-world examples of how disruptive innovation cleared the way for physicians and health care professionals to activate their patients and improve their health.

Patient Centered Medical Homes

  • The increasing prevalence of chronic conditions should be sufficient motivation to change the structure of the nation’s health care system. Change, it would seem, is required. The consensus among researchers is that care delivered by physicians working within a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) model consistently leads to better outcomes for patients with chronic diseases. Dr. Kamajian illustrates how the Westminster Free Clinic’s PCMH model remains effective, especially as health care prepares for the newly insured.

Leadership in Health Care

  • When talking about who should have a seat at the table to discuss changes to the health care system, terms such as “stakeholders” are often engaged. Do the major stakeholders have the courage to discuss the economics of medicine and creativity in the same breath? Dr. Kamajian does. Specialty leadership topics include: Institution, corporate and individual leadership; leadership within osteopathic organizations; future trends in leadership; and future trends in osteopathic family medicine.

Install the Need for Sustained Community Volunteer Work

  • As of 2009, 276 former high school volunteers from Dr. Kamajian’s free clinics have graduated from medical schools, and over 400 others have graduated from college, law school, and other graduate school programs. Dr. Kamajian’s singular achievement has been to install the need for sustained community volunteer work in these young students throughout their lives; these students have learned never to turn their back on their brothers and sisters in society.