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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).
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 article continues a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article explains how a practice can use flowcharts to keep track of and document the care of patients with diabetes.
Not ready for a full-blown electronic medical record? You can do a lot of computerization with a little investment of time and money.
This installment in an ongoing series on using computers will offer tips for using Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet program in a medical practice.
This article will offer advice in choosing a billing company for a family practice.
A family physician offers practical advice about organizing supplies in exam rooms, supplementing information in paper medical records and accessing common paperwork (e.g., referral forms, prescription blanks, etc.).
This practice reduced its plans' drug requirements to one document physicians can use easily to provide quality care less expensively.
Are formularies, preauthorizations and referrals driving you crazy? Here are some tips to help you manage the hassles of managed care.