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The article describes one clinic's experience moving from paper charts to an electronic medical record run on wireless, tablet PCs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article describes 10 reasons that family practices lose money and offers prevention tips for each reason.
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.
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.
The article presents tips for making more efficient use of nurses in office-based practice.