ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Efficiency

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.


Nov-Dec 2002 Issue
'Oh, by the Way ...': Agenda Setting in Office Visits [Improving Patient Care]

The article will explain how physicians can deal with patients who present with lists of complaints and how managing these lists effectively can improve patient care.


Jun 2002 Issue
A Simple Technology to Improve Office Efficiency [Improving Patient Care]

The author explains how simple technologies, such as a handheld pager system, can improve communication among physicians and staff members within the office.


Jun 2002 Issue
Strategies for Better Patient Flow and Cycle Time [Feature]

The article describes strategies that family practices have successfully used to move patients through their practice more efficiently, thereby improving patient satisfaction and practice productivity.


Jun 2002 Issue
Is Your Practice Wasting Away? [Editor's Page]

Accuses the reader of wasting far more in his or her practice than meets the eye and challenges him/her to read Lean Thinking and FPM articles about redesign.


Apr 2002 Issue
Five Tips for Less Costly Flu Vaccination [Getting Paid]

In recent years, short or delayed supplies of flu vaccine have driven up costs, and reimbursement has not kept pace. The author offers suggestions for trying to turn the situation around for the 2002-2003 flu season.


Apr 2002 Issue
A Tool for Better Well-Woman Exams [Improving Patient Care]

This article explains how visit-specific encounter forms can help physicians improve their documentation and their care. The author shares the routine gynecological encounter form used in his practice.


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