From phones to finances to technology, running a medical practice requires a whole lot of management. We touched on improving your administration in all of those areas – and others – this week on PYP.
Just as you’ve got lots of departments to manage, we’ve got lots of ground to cover in this week’s recap. Let’s get to it!
How to Determine if Your Mobile EHR is Useful
Don’t be swayed by a vendor’s baseline claims about the value of its mobile EHR app. Many mobile health IT systems are little more than downsized, low-usability versions of existing desktop applications. Take a critical eye to a portable EHR option before assuming it’ll unchain your docs from their desktops.
3 Ways to Keep the Doctor Shortage from Hurting Your Practice
The ensuing physician shortage won’t just affect hospitals and patients. Your practice could end up impaired if you don’t think ahead to the consequences the doctor shortage will have on your business. Consider hiring now, sharing knowledge and embracing team-based care to lessen the negative impacts.
6 Steps to Improved Financial Management
Don’t focus solely on cutting costs when you work to improve your practice’s financial status. Maximizing revenue by enhancing productivity, capturing all charges, submitting clean claims, optimizing collections and negotiating payer contacts can help you boost your bottom line.
Cloud Computing and the Health IT Crisis: Why Are Doctors Still Reluctant?
In the second installment of our four-part report on cloud computing, we discussed why doctors’ cloud security qualms are off the mark. Evidence shows that in-house systems are not necessarily more secure, compliant, and/or private than those in the cloud. Learn more in this free whitepaper from Intel.
Befriend the Phone: Improve Call Management at Your Practice
It’s easy to see the always-ringing telephone as a timewasting money pit, but it’s really your ally in achieving patient satisfaction. Take phone management to the next level by tasking calls effectively, training staff on proper phone etiquette and lowering your overall call volume through technology.
Be sure to bring some fresh school supplies with you when you visit PYP next week. We’ll be taking you ‘Back to School’ in a special series with a focus on med school and their students. You don’t want to miss it!
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