Physician stress and burnout is a critical issue for many orthopaedic clinics. In fact, according to a study featured in the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), “Of the 1,792 physician respondents (43% response rate), 26% reported burnout.” This means that more than one in four care providers is experiencing stress on a level that may drive them to retire early or look for a new career. So, naturally, there are numerous “physician burnout resources” being created to help address the issue.
Fax management plays a large role in modern clinic operations. Many clinics receive important patient data via electronic fax (eFax) and have to spend countless hours manually searching for data and copying it over to their EHR solution.
It is a well-known stereotype that many doctors—especially older ones who were trained in traditional record-keeping and patient charting methods—do not like to use complicated software such as Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions.
Payment collection is a key issue for any healthcare facility. However, a major part of effectively collecting payment for medical services is applying the appropriate Evaluation and Management (Office Visit) medical billing codes for each patient visit.
The patient check-in process is among the most deceptively important components of every clinic visit. This step in the patient care coordination process sets the tone and is the process that allows doctors to gain an understanding of why a patient is there before they ever walk into an examination room.