Reminder systems

July/August 2014 Issue
Achieving Sustainable Increases in Childhood Immunization Rates [Feature]

Analyzing and eliminating physical and procedural barriers to immunization allowed this practice to improve its performance.

March/April 2012 Issue
Clinical Decision Support: Using Technology to Identify Patients' Unmet Needs [Feature]

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.

November/December 2010 Issue
A Proactive Approach to Controlled Substance Refills [Feature]

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.

Apr 2004 Issue
Using a Tracking Book for Unresolved Issues [Improving Patient Care]

The article outlines a tracking system physicians can use to log problematic patient issues requiring follow-up.

Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
Four Principles for Better Test-Result Tracking [Feature]

The article gathers best practices in tracking patients' test results to ensure they don't fall through the cracks.

May 2001 Issue
Using Your Palm-Top's Date Book as a Reminder System [Computers]

The author describes how to tailor a PDA's built-in applications to best serve the needs of the practicing physician.

Nov-Dec 1999 Issue
Using Standardized Admit Orders to Improve Inpatient Care [Feature]

The article will explain the value of using standardized admit orders and will offer several examples of standardized orders developed at Scott & White Clinic.

Sep 1999 Issue
22 Tips for Improving Your Practice [Feature]

The author offers a wide range of suggestions for improving practice efficiency, smoothing patient flow and cutting waste.

Apr 1999 Issue
Making Wellness Medicine Work [Feature]

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.

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