Maximizing patient flow is key to building efficiency in the practice.
Tools and resources that address the day-to-day challenges of operating an efficient ophthalmic practice while keeping clinical quality high.
How many people can you sit in a 100-seat theater? Weird question to ask when talking about efficient practice flow systems? Consider this. For that theater to maximize its resource, it knows the seating capacity. What happens if they sell more tickets than they have seats? What happens if they guess wrong and only sell 75 seats? They would either have overcrowding and frustration or gaps and lost revenue. Does this sound familiar? To make your practice flow systems efficient as well as eliminate logjams and maximize production, you must first start by understanding the output capacity of the doctors in your practice and then determine the throughput and input systems needed to reach that output.
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Concerns about health care quality and cost containment have moved to the forefront in political debates about health care and federal and state budget deficits. Studies have shown that patients are not receiving basic, cost-effective care. The care that is delivered is prone to errors and often inefficient.
There is a growing consensus among health care leaders and policy experts that changes are needed to both improve the quality and reduce the financial burden of the health care delivery system. Continue reading "Applying the Science of Quality Improvement to the Ophthalmology Practice".