ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
The article explains how office efficiency can affect patient and staff satisfaction, productivity and outcomes, and it offers tips for improving four areas of office practice, from the front desk to the physician exam.
For the unwary, inefficiency can become a way of life.
The article leads physicians through a systematic review of their practice's overhead expenses in order to help them practice more cost-effectively.
The author describes how to ensure that you're coding and billing accurately for the services you perform and how to generate more revenue.
The author, an admitted EHR enthusiast, describes the successful implementation of an EHR system and the capabilities the practice has gained from the system.
The article discusses Toyota's four rules for effective work design and explains how physicians can apply these rules in their practices to solve problems and improve workflow.
The author shares principles that she learned as a medical student and resident in the military health system -- principles that have contributed to the success of her civilian practice.
Reports on the results of the FPM survey of EHR users that was distributed in the April 2007 issue of the journal.
The author answers physicians' questions related to determining the appropriate patient panel size, managing workload and transitioning to the ideal panel size.