Robert A. Dowling, MD
Dr. Dowling is president of Dowling Medical Director Services, a private health care consulting firm specializing in quality improvement, clinical informatics, and health care policy affecting specialty care. He is the former medical director of a large, metropolitan single-specialty urology group in Fort Worth, TX.
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Medical field no stranger to sexual harassment
In 2017, a flood of accusations against high-profile men in positions of power in Hollywood, the U.S. government, and the national media have focused the nation’s attention on sexual harassment and its consequences. The medical workplace is not immune from harassment, and the national conversation presents an opportunity for health care businesses to review their risk, policies, and prevention strategies.
EHR survey: Urologists’ usage, satisfaction revealed
"This survey adds to the growing body of evidence that a significant percentage of physicians, including urologists, continue to see shortcomings in their EHRs," writes Robert A. Dowling, MD.
Are you taking steps to prevent data breaches?
"Urologists need to be ever more vigilant to protect the private information under their custodianship," writes Robert A. Dowling, MD.
You can deliver chronic care services; here’s how
Some urology practices may be contemplating delivering chronic care management services to eligible patients, and this article will answer key questions about the program and features to consider when making that decision.
How will quality be measured under MIPS?
In this article, Robert A. Dowling, MD, describes what urologists need to know about the Quality category of MIPS and nuances of the scoring methodology.
Value-based pay in 2017: Where does urology fit?
Value-based payment models tend to fall into three general categories: shared savings programs, capitation models, and episode-of-care models. In this article, Robert A. Dowling, MD, reviews the current landscape of these payment models, including public and private-sector models that may serve as examples for urology.

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