Today there are tools to help practices better understand specific scheduling and patient-flow problems. Most electronic scheduling systems have reporting capabilities to accurately track patients through the practice.
Start by looking at your scheduling patterns to determine:
• The time each patient was in the office, compared to the length of the appointment.
• How many patients were booked within the last 24 hours before their visit?
• How many of those patients were double-booked?
• Where you fell behind schedule (and why).
Here are nine ways you can effectively meet your practice's scheduling demands.
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*For additional tips on effective scheduling read: To Improve Practice Work Flow, Tackle Patient Scheduling