Last time we talked about how vital productivity is to a practice, ultimately affecting its yearly income.
Now the question is, how can practices improve their productivity levels? One of the first steps to take is analyzing practice workflow, as it can often become just another part of the daily routine and may not be as efficient as it could be. Every once in a while, a practice can benefit from closely examining each daily process and who performs it to ensure that it's assigned to the most capable employee for the job.
Investing in electronic health records has also been shown to improve patient outcomes and speed up several of the time-consuming processes that tend to disrupt efficient productivity. EHRs may also reduce input errors and make the documentation process faster, increasing the number of patients a practice can serve. There are also specialty EHRs that are designed for specific practices with the documents and forms that you use most.
As a crucial part of an EHR system, a patient portal, or a user interface for patients, will assist them in better understanding their diagnoses and current health conditions, which in turn will make face-to-face discussions during appointments more efficient and less time-consuming.
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