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Analyzing and eliminating physical and procedural barriers to immunization allowed this practice to improve its performance.
The authors explain how to successfully incorporate a clinical decision support system into a practice's workflow and describe available systems that provide point-of-care support.
The authors describe a process whereby practices can manage prescriptions for patients on narcotics for chronic pain, ensuring that patients have signed narcotics agreements, that prescriptions are refilled appropriately on schedule, that urine toxicology screening is carried out as appropriate. The process is also useful for patients taking stable dosages of other controlled substances.
The article outlines a tracking system physicians can use to log problematic patient issues requiring follow-up.
The article gathers best practices in tracking patients' test results to ensure they don't fall through the cracks.
The author describes how to tailor a PDA's built-in applications to best serve the needs of the practicing physician.
The article will explain the value of using standardized admit orders and will offer several examples of standardized orders developed at Scott & White Clinic.
The author offers a wide range of suggestions for improving practice efficiency, smoothing patient flow and cutting waste.
This article describes how the author is using health risk appraisals and computer-generated patient education to make annual physical exams an opportunity to practice wellness medicine more effectively.