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Time is Money… Literally

Time is money is a bit of a cliché, but when it comes to physicians that is often very much the case.  After all, a physician’s main resource is their time and unfortunately for everyone no amount of goodwill or...

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Full Utilization of Your Care Team

An important aspect of not only practice efficiency, but also individual provider efficiency is proper utilization of resources. In today’s post, I want to look specifically at physician extenders, and how their role can impact everyone at the practice. From...

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The Dilemma of Decreased Reimbursements

Throughout this blog series, we’ve talked about a lot of aspects regarding optimization of scheduling, and of the healthcare industry as a whole. Our posts have been centered around how to run the most efficient organization possible. Optimization is all...

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Data Analytics and Decreasing Physician Burnout

In a previous blog post, we talked about the “Why?” of utilizing data in healthcare. Now we’ll take a closer look into how data driven optimization can impact physicians, specifically when it comes to physician burnout and distribution of patients...

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Busy versus Optimized: Your Provider’s Schedule

Providers care about healthcare optimization for the same reason all high-performers seek optimization in their respective fields- an unyielding desire to accomplish as much as possible each day. Optimization is defined as “the action of making the best or most...

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The Importance of Data Driven Decision Making

Practice Schedule Management = Provider Time Management = Practice Success Patient scheduling in a medical practice is no easy task. In fact, patient scheduling is not really a task at all. It is a process - and a unique, complicated...

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Scheduling Controls and Data to the Rescue

1998, is the last time that I personally scheduled a patient’s appointment while working in a doctor’s office. I am here to tell you: we were winging it. The practices I worked in were well-respected and well-run organizations, so the...

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Schedule Churn: Explained

Many practices struggle with last minute cancellations, reschedules and, of course, no shows. These schedule changes are all things that are external factors that the scheduler might not be able to account for. The phrase that we use for these...

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Why are Scheduling Operations Important to Optimization?

Scheduling Inaccuracy vs. Healthcare Optimization Scheduling operations go hand-in-hand with healthcare optimization. But if there is much room for improvement, sometimes scheduling can actually work against the goals that the practice is trying to meet. It’s important to find a...

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Optimization in Healthcare: The So What and...

There is a lot of talk around data in in the world of healthcare today. Around optimization. Excitement with predictive analytics. The buzz of artificial intelligence and machine learning. All of this is great. But my mind quickly goes to...

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Covid-19 as a Motivator for Change

Change management is by no means a new concept. Companies have been challenged to make adjustments or even completely reinvent themselves for years. There are quite literally hundreds of articles, books, and lectures about the subject of change management and...

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Balancing Your Patient Load: What to do...

A big part of being productive and successful over a long period of time is knowing how to strike the right balance — of not going so hard and so long without breaking up or burning out. Your body needs...