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Top 10 reasons why your practice falls behind schedule

Physician Practice Perspective, December 21, 2002

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How to get ahead, and stay thereBy Barbara EberlyPart I of IIOverworked providers, grumbling staff, dissatisfied patients, and poor managed care quality indicators are all signs of inefficient scheduling. But what causes scheduling snafus in medical practices?1. Inefficient processesOrganize charts and file all papers within 24 hours. Consider electronic medical records. Prioritize staff duties so that patient care functions are handled first. Quantify the time and space needed for team members to conduct their job functions.Tip: Build each step of patient contact into the process (re

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