How to Streamline Your Medical Practice with Making Sacrifices to Patient Care.As a physician with your own medical practice, there is no doubt that a well-organized office that runs smoothly is something you desire. When an office runs smoothly there is less stress on your shoulders, issues don’t fall through the cracks, your staff are happier, and the level of patient care is at its highest. But what if your practice isn’t running like a well-oiled machine? What if efficiency is something that doesn’t exist in your practice?
One solution that doctors are turning to is to look for ways to streamline the medical practice, eliminating waste and redundancies, all without making any sacrifices to patient care. In fact, just the opposite is true, as many of these processes help to improve the level of patient care that you can deliver. Here are some key steps and tools you’ll want to embrace for 2021 that will help you to make that move to a more streamlined medical practice.
Streamline the Patient Appointment Scheduling
The first area to look at is the patient appointment scheduling. This is probably the most time-consuming part for administrative staff, and it takes a fair bit of attention to detail to ensure it’s all done properly. Just think of all the time that could be saved, and the potential human errors that could be avoided if you had a digital solution.
Any doctor’s office that isn’t using scheduling software is missing out on a huge opportunity. Not only does it make life easier on staff, but it is also easier for patients. You can even give them the ability to book their own appointments online or through an app, streamlining the process even more.
Consider Bringing in a Chronic Care Management Service Provider
Another useful tip is to do some research on chronic care management (CCM) and managed service providers (MIPS) in the healthcare industry. These types of companies can transform how you care for those patients with chronic health issues and typically take up more time and attention from your practice.
Imagine if there was a way to provide those patients with 24/7 access to clinical experts, a way to streamline coordination across all care providers, and improve patient engagement. That’s exactly what a chronic care management company like ChartSpan offers to doctors. Not only will patient care improve but it won’t be your time and energy put into it, and it can also result in cost-savings.
Have Patients Register in Advance of Their Appointment
Another way you can streamline the process and ensure that you stay on schedule is to get into the practice of having patients pre-register before they arrive. This can be done through digital patient intake forms/processes. This allows the administrative staff to get that jump on entering the data, and patients don’t have items to fill out when they arrive.
Some of the information that you can include on an intake form includes validating their insurance coverage, confirming personal details, and you can even give them instructions so they are prepared.
A Streamlined and Efficient Practice
By following these steps, you’ll be able to streamline your medical practice and make for a more efficient office.