Feb 2005 Issue
Practicing Without Paper Charts: One Clinic's Experience [Feature]

The article describes one clinic's experience moving from paper charts to an electronic medical record run on wireless, tablet PCs.

Feb 2005 Issue
Making the Most of Every Minute [Balancing Act]

Physians often have less than 15 minutes to spend with each patient. The author shares advice on how to make the most of short patient visits, such as not rushing through a physical exam, asking questions and maintaining eye contact.

Nov-Dec 2004 Issue
Why It's Time to Purchase an Electronic Health Record System [Feature]

The author, who led his group's EMR selection committee, describes changes in the market, in EMRs, and in health care that make this the right time for all practices to seriously consider purchasing an EMR system.

Jul-Aug 2004 Issue
Sticking the Landing: How to Create a Clean End to a Medical Visit [Improving Patient Care]

The article will explain how physicians can improve the quality of patient visits and provide better closure by setting an agenda for each visit and addressing patients' emotions and expectations.

Jul-Aug 2004 Issue
How to Use Scheduling Data to Improve Efficiency [Feature]

The author describes how physicians and administrators can use data gleaned from an appointment schedule to improve office efficiency, identify opportunities for expansion and generate internal growth.

Jan 2004 Issue
Five Strategies for a More Vital Practice [Feature]

The author explains how a commitment to patient care, discipline and focus, clear governance and decision making ability, improving office systems, and the willingness to invest in the practice make the difference between having a thriving, organized practice and just getting by.

Jun 2003 Issue
10 Ways Family Practices Lose Money [Feature]

This article describes 10 reasons that family practices lose money and offers prevention tips for each reason.

May 2003 Issue
Forget About Time Management [Balancing Act]

The author, a time-management expert, advocates giving up traditional time-management techniques like multi-tasking and instead focus on learning how to control one's attention in order to remain productive in today's world of competing priorities.

Apr 2003 Issue
Making Paper Charts More Efficient [Improving Patient Care]

The article explores how simple interventions can save physicians time. For example, the author has improved the efficiency of her practice's lab reporting process by using standard stamped messages in place of writing those messages by hand.

Feb 2003 Issue
Ideas for Optimizing Your Nursing Staff [Improving Patient Care]

The article presents tips for making more efficient use of nurses in office-based practice.

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