ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Equipment and supplies
The article describes the contents of a physician's toolkit intended to make nursing home rounds more efficient. The selection of tools is the product of research and testing carried out by the authors.
As the costs of running a practice increase, medical practices need to get creative. This practice decided to operate without janitorial crew and instead clean the office themselves.
The article leads physicians through a systematic review of their practice's overhead expenses in order to help them practice more cost-effectively.
The article describes practical ways physicians can reduce medication-related errors in their practices.
The author describes a step-wise process for selecting and purchasing an electronic medical record system.
This article walks the reader through the process of deciding whether it's financially feasible to purchase new medical equipment, and it includes an extensive financial analysis tool the reader can use during the process.
Diagnostic testing is an increasingly important clinical and financial adjunct to family practice. This article examines how to provide and bill for these services while avoiding false claims liability, Stark violations and breach of the reassignment rules.
The article details how one practice implemented the principle of "working smarter, not harder" to optimize quality, efficiency and revenue.
The author describes how practices can determine whether they should updgrade their phone systems to better meet patient demand, what an upgrade might involve, and how to go about it.
A family physician offers practical advice about organizing supplies in exam rooms, supplementing information in paper medical records and accessing common paperwork (e.g., referral forms, prescription blanks, etc.).