ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
This article describes how medical practices can better cope with the large volume of incoming faxes they receive and streamline their communication processes.
The author reflects on the causes of unnecessary and burdensome paperwork in doctors' lives.
The author explains the Universal Credentialing Data Source, a system developed by the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare to enable physicians to be credentialed or update their credentials by faxing or e-mailing their information to one place rather than having to send it to each insurance company they contract with.
This article describes how physicians can create an "electronic filing cabinet" that allows them to access select journal articles and other medical references easily, quickly and from any computer.
A time-management expert offers physicians tips for taking control of the growing volume of paperwork and reading materials that they must deal with so that it doesn't add stress to their busy lives.
Argues that information management on larger and larger scales is crucial to family practice; introduces Bradd article on practice intranet and Endsley article on clinical instrument panel.
It really can be a do-it-yourself project – and you probably have the basic tools already.
The article will explain how standardized admission orders can assist family physicians and will point readers to the updated versions of 38 orders previously published in FPM.
The author presents a tool used in his practice to improve the documentation of patients' prescriptions, which makes for a more complete and useful medical record.
The author describes how he uses an inexpensive computer scanner in his office to help him complete forms legibly, cut down on errors and reduce duplication of effort when completing forms (e.g., workmens' compensation forms).