Archives: Data

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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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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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Optimization: Where do we start?

The healthcare industry is always striving for optimization, but what does that really look like? In our upcoming series, we want to give you the complete run-down on how different aspects of your healthcare organization can be promoting the goals...

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ICD-10: Here at Last and a Last-Minute...

  The talk around the healthcare community regarding the quickly approaching October 1st ICD-10 transition is mixed. Findings on athenahealth’s current website are alarming: three out of four practices are worried about the upcoming ICD-10 transition, 44% have not started...

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Maximizing Healthcare Data: The Beginning and the...

It’s the first thing that new patients undergo: the detailed and sometimes arduous task of providing all their necessary information, from personal identification to medical profiles to treatment histories. Data is also what drives practices, from knowing physician preferences and...