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The article continues a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article explains how a practice can use flowcharts to keep track of and document the care of patients with diabetes.
This article will describe how a salaried physician created a computerized patient records system for himself, without the help of his organization.
This installment in an ongoing series on using computers will offer tips for using Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet program in a medical practice.
This article will offer advice in choosing a billing company for a family practice.
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.).
This article describes how one practice developed its own drug formulary to help overcome the hassles of trying to prescribe according to the formularies of several managed care plans.
This article will discuss the most significant hassle factors related to patient care that FPs face in carrying many different managed care plans and present systems FPs have developed to manage those hassles.