ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Efficiency

Feb 2005 Issue
Making the Most of Every Minute [Balancing Act]

Physians often have less than 15 minutes to spend with each patient. The author shares advice on how to make the most of short patient visits, such as not rushing through a physical exam, asking questions and maintaining eye contact.


Feb 2005 Issue
Practicing Without Paper Charts: One Clinic's Experience [Feature]

Their revenues are up. Their quality of care is high. And their doctors are getting home in time for dinner.


Nov-Dec 2004 Issue
Why It's Time to Purchase an Electronic Health Record System [Feature]

The old reasons for holding off may have lost their validity.


Jul-Aug 2004 Issue
Sticking the Landing: How to Create a Clean End to a Medical Visit [Improving Patient Care]

Seven skills will help you end the medical visit with greater satisfaction for both you and your patient.


Jul-Aug 2004 Issue
How to Use Scheduling Data to Improve Efficiency [Feature]

The first step is simply to take a closer look at your appointment book.


Jan 2004 Issue
Five Strategies for a More Vital Practice [Feature]

Frustrated with the status quo? Here’s how to take your practice from so-so to stellar.


Jun 2003 Issue
10 Ways Family Practices Lose Money [Feature]

Learn how to plug the leaks that deplete your practice’s income.


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.


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