Archives: Optimization

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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: 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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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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Technology For the Win, Again

Let’s see a show of hands, how many people have manually posted payments for a 10-page Medicare EOB? I have and let me tell you, it is tedious and filled with opportunities for error. The good news is that most...

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Opargo | New Patient Unassigned

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...

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The Math of Medicare and Medicaid Access:...

Economics isn’t always simple. But at its basic level, it’s not a hard concept to grasp. It is the relationship between supply and demand. Supply is how much something is available in the market. Demand is how much it’s wanted...

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(Opargo Optimization) Readiness, Set, Grow!

The time to get the most accurate assessment of your health is not when you crawl into the doctor’s office with a sore throat, sinus infection, and chronic headache. The time to get the most accurate assessment of your health...

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Opargo | A Scheduler's Nightmare

Do You Have “A Scheduler’s Nightmare” to...

There’s a lot more to healthcare scheduling than making sure patient A sees doctor B at 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. Add to the mix multiple doctors, practicing different disciplines, with competing schedules, at multiple sites, performing varied procedures, with limited...

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Opargo

From the Chalkboard to the Board Room

The idea for Opargo first came about from a conversation with my co-founder, Dr. Aaron Lloyd, who sat next to me during the entire Executive MBA program at SMU’s Cox School of Business. He had a problem: He was working...

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human capital, optimization

Peopling with Purpose: Making the Most of...

Anyone who’s had the challenge of performing fix-up projects around the house — like replacing your kitchen sink — knows that there’s a perfectly sized wrench that works a lot more effectively than a screwdriver and a hammer every time....

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Healthcare: Old and Cold but Not Down...

Healthcare is so jacked up. I'm telling you, the fact that the fax machine is still alive and working is only because of healthcare. I’m honestly amazed at how behind the business side of this industry is from a technology...