According to a 2010 survey, the average wait time in a general practitioner’s office is 20 minutes. And according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, most people think that’s too long. With that in mind, I looked at some other industries for ideas on how to improve satisfaction when it comes to long waits.
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Physicians who have implemented an EMR sometimes complain that “instead of maintaining eye contact with my patient, I now have my nose buried in a computer.” We’d like to know how your EMR software has affected your patient interactions, and what strategies have worked for you. Please help us by completing this survey.
It’s hard enough for any of us to consider taking a vacation in the current economic climate, let alone those of us responsible for the health of others. If you’re anything like the doctors I spoke with, you might actually be afraid to take a vacation. So, how do you do it, especially if you work alone?
With the rapid growth of the electronic medical records (EMR) market and the technological advances that have occurred since their introduction, we thought it was time to revisit the topic of how EMR software can improve the profitability of your practice. Here are five ways practices can use their EMRs to boost profitability.
What your patients are saying about you on the Internet can be critical to your practice’s success. These reviews constitute but one part of your overall online reputation–but they’re an important one. Since visitors tend to focus on the bad reviews more than the good, it’s important to look at all the feedback and address it appropriately.
For this Earth Day–April 22nd–the designated theme is “Mobilize the Earth.” Why should physicians play a role in joining this commitment? Health benefits abound that are linked to engagement with the Earth’s natural environment. So do the health risks posed to this environment today by human development.
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