Think about how the day starts in your practice. You start with seeing your co-workers, working together to get your patients seen as quickly as possible, and finalizing your plans for the next day. In a sense, the doctor’s office carries many of the same characteristics of a sports team, and like a sports team, you need to stay on the same page through meetings, which may include discussions on how to increase use of online patient forms or electronic…
Canceled appointments and appointment no-shows mean your practice is losing money and wasting resources. You have to try to fill the gap, reschedule patients at a later date and hope the patient does not cancel again. Fortunately, you can use these six tips to encourage patients to keep their appointments and reduce patients missing appointments.
Getting the office ready to transition from manual processing to online patient intake forms can seem difficult. In reality, the transition relies on how well your office staff can communicate. If you lack a secure forum for sharing notes, consider using one of these apps.
Practice time management isn’t only about making your life easier throughout the workday. It’s about improving the experience of your staff, yourself, and your patients, and it starts with the digitization of care for patient intake forms and patient registration forms and understanding why you need it. Moreover, better practice time management directly impacts the quality of care and timeliness of your services. Let’s look at how patient benefit from better practice time management now.
Patients have come to expect a digital, not paper-laden, experience in modern healthcare. As the world becomes apt in online access of nearly anything, your practice needs to know a few things about the demand for a digital healthcare experience.
Since 2003, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has been charged with enforcing the privacy and security rules for electronic health records, such as electronic consent forms. The true scope of fines and penalties for HIPAA violations often goes unnoticed. As technology becomes an integral part of healthcare, practices need to consider how a breach could result in fines and penalties.
From BlueCross BlueShield to Medicaid, the threat of a cyber security breach seems omnipresent and omnipotent. Earlier this month, the Washington State Health Care Authority identified a breach of the protected health information (PHI) of more than 91,000 patients. Practices are clamoring for reassurance of how an electronic patient forms’ provider prevents these breaches. Fortunately, Practice Sense (PS) focuses on five Pillars of Excellence for our practices.
Although health care has made it onto the political scene in recent years, the majority of Americans remain dissatisfied with how health care functions in the US. According to the New York Times, long approval times are a driving force in dissatisfaction in US health care. To help keep your practice out of this problem, you need to know a few things about how electronic patient registration and use of electronic patient forms can reduce these wait times.