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Owen Dahl

Owen Dahl

Owen Dahl

Owen Dahl, FACHE, LSSMBB, is a nationally recognized medical practice-management consultant and author of “Think Business! Medical Practice Quality, Efficiency, Profits,” “The Medical Practice Disaster Planning Workbook,” and coauthor of “Lean Six Sigma for the Medical Practice: Improving Profitability by Improving Processes.” He can be reached at odahl@owendahlconsulting.com or 281 367 3364.

Want to meet Owen Dahl and get tips on boosting your medical practice revenue, tips on productivity and compensation and more? Join us this fall for Practice Rx, a new conference for physicians and office administrators.

Want to meet Rosemarie Nelson and get tips on boosting your medical practice revenue, tips on productivity and compensation and more? Join us this fall for Practice Rx, a new conference for physicians and office administrators. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/authors/rosemarie-nelson#sthash.S6gCa0...
Want to meet Rosemarie Nelson and get tips on boosting your medical practice revenue, tips on productivity and compensation and more? Join us this fall for Practice Rx, a new conference for physicians and office administrators. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/authors/rosemarie-nelson#sthash.S6gCa0...

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Don't allow new patients to wait 30 minutes because of an outdated intake process, here are ways to make it more efficient.

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You can add one more patient by rearranging your staff's tasks to find maximum productivity.

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Use the "knowledge, skills, and attitude" concept when hiring staff at your practice, to ensure you bring the right person aboard.

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If you are looking to improve processes at your practice, an effective method for problem improvement is the "5 Whys."

Approximately one in five people suffer from a mental illness in the U.S. It makes sense to address mental health issues in the primary-care setting.

With the increased emphasis on patient satisfaction and quality of care it is helpful to ask yourself if your practice is a patient-focused organization.

By valuing staff members' input and investing in their development, your practice will reap the benefits of increased efficiency and better patient care.

Achieving the principles and goals of lean management will help your practice make a continued commitment to improving patient care.

For practices, managing the change process is critical to success. Start emotionally preparing your team for the ICD-10 transition.

Creating access to quality patient care at a reasonable cost requires a systematic approach that involves both physicians and staff members.

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